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Some careers open more doors than others.
 

If you’re looking for a career that will unlock new opportunities, join HSBC and experience the possibilities. Whether you want a career that could take you to the top, or simply take you in an exciting new direction, HSBC offers opportunities, support and rewards that will take you further.

 
Business Descriptor:
 

Global Legal plays an important role in protecting the Group’s reputation by helping to future-proof the organisation through robust legal risk and issue advisory. Responsible for providing comprehensive legal advice to senior management and all global businesses and functions, the team offers a diverse range of

legal skills, jurisdictional experience and practice specialisms across all countries and territories in which our businesses operate.

 

We are currently seeking an experienced professional to join the INM LGA team.

 
Job Introduction
 

To provide legal advice, guidance and support to HSS business to ensure that the Group’s exposure to legal risk is managed;

 
Principal Responsibilities
 
  • The jobholder assists the General Counsel – INM to manage legal risk for HSS INM in accordance with established policies and procedures.  The diversity of HSBC’s business, its geographic spread and the constant changes internally and externally means the diversity of matters which the jobholder is required to manage and advise on is very wide;
  • The role requires an understanding of the structure of the HSBC Group and its culture and the ability to handle increasingly complex legal ssues;
  • The jobholder must also establish close mutually supportive working relationships with other members of INM Legal team, ASP Legal Function and the Global Legal Function.
  • Works largely autonomously, but seeks management input on unusual situations, highly complex issues, and matters that may pose significant legal, financial and / or reputational risk to the company.
  • Adheres to processes and controls to identify and mitigate risks and ensures timely escalation of control issues and reputation risks.
  • Demonstrates leadership on regulatory and compliance matters. Maintains awareness of risk and minimizes the likelihood of it occurring through its identification, assessment, mitigation and control.
  • Maintains HSBC internal control standards and addresses audit points and/or any issues raised by regulators in a timely manner.
  • Fosters a compliance culture within the team, managing compliance risk and ensuring that the necessary training is completed. Optimizes relations with regulators.
  • Provide counsel and legal support on a variety of legal matters for the securities business or in a specialist area, including matters that may be complex or may have some impact.
  • To vet custody agreements, escrow agreements and also support the documentation and business team on the documents.
  • To be considered to be a trusted adviser to business by ensuring that commercially sensitive, pragmatic and practical legal support and advice is provided in a cost-effective manner to departments/business.
  • Provide support and guidance to the departments/business, with regard to legal risks arising in jobholder’s area of expertise.
  • Provide prompt, commercial, practical and sometimes complex (under supervision) and / or specialized legal advice to HSS Business Group/ Support Function.
  • Be proactive in the provision of legal support and in advising the Business Group / Support Function promptly of material legal developments and their implications.Recommend selection of panel law firms and other appropriate external parties.
  • Provide prompt, commercial, practical and sometimes complex (under supervision) and / or specialized legal advice to HSS Business Group/ Support Function.
  • Be proactive in the provision of legal support and in advising the Business Group / Support Function promptly of material legal developments and their implications.
  • Recommend selection of panel law firms and other appropriate external parties.
  • Maintain and develop positive and professional working relationships with all team members within INM LGA, and Business Group / Support Function for which the jobholder is responsible.
  • Participate effectively as part of the INM Legal Team.
  • Share legal knowledge and best practices with legal colleagues.
  • Manage internal support staff as appropriate.
  • Provide legal services in a cost-effective manner.
  • Co-ordinate and manage the approach to legal risk in INM legal and Business Group / Support Function for which the jobholder is responsible, to ensure that the interests of the HSBC Group are adequately protected.
  • Assist the business to remain compliant with legal risk management requirements set out in the Group Standards Manual and Legal FIM.
  • Awareness of the operational risk scenario associated with the role and to ensure that all actions during employment with HSBC take account of the likelihood of operational risk occurring.
  • Leadership over all Legal matters and the management of operational risk.
 

 

Qualifications

 

University LL.B degree with 8 to 10 years of experience. 

  • Qualified Lawyer
  • Knowledge and experience of banking, corporate and securities law concepts preferable;
  • Knowledge of the HSBC Group corporate structures, its business and personnel and a clear understanding of HSBC’s corporate culture; 

Additional Information 

  • The health and safety of our employees and candidates is very important to us. Due to the current situation related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we’re leveraging our digital capabilities to ensure we can continue to recruit top talent at HSBC.
  • As your application progresses, you may be asked to use one of our digital tools to help you through your recruitment journey. If so, one of our Resourcing colleagues will explain how our video-interviewing technology will be used throughout the recruitment process and will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

 

How to Apply:

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