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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 a high caliber professional to join our team as Senior Legal Counsel.
Provide counsel and legal support on a variety of legal matters, or in a specialist area, including matters that may be complex or may have some impact.
To be considered to be a trusted adviser to the business by ensuring that commercially sensitive, pragmatic and practical legal support and advice is provided in a cost effective manner to Global Markets departments.
Provide support and guidance to Global Markets business and support departments with regard to legal risks arising in jobholder's area of expertise.
Provide prompt, commercial, practical and sometimes complex under supervision and specialized legal advice to Global Markets business and supporting departments.
Be proactive in the provision of legal support and in advising the business promptly of material legal developments and their implications.
Ensure senior legal management is fully briefed on major issues arising in relevant business area and major legislative changes in area of expertise.
Recommend selection of panel law firms and other appropriate external parties.
Deliver fair outcomes for our customers and ensure own conduct maintains the orderly and transparent operation of financial markets.
Support achievement of the HSBC vision, values, goals and culture in personal behaviour, actions and decision making.
Provide technical leadership and support technical excellence by searching out external best practice, monitoring technical and professional developments, sharing knowledge and encouraging others to do the same in the best interests of HSBC and its customers.
Encourage and enable constructive cross country and cross business teamwork by demonstrating collaboration and matrix management in action and challenging actions and behaviours that are not consistent with HSBC's diversity policy and/or the best interests of the business and its customers.
Develop and recommend changes and improvements to operating models, procedures and practices based on subject matter expertise and understanding of HSBC and market best practice.
Communicate and adhere to HSBC policy and procedures in order to ensure good operational, financial and project management, policy and procedural compliance and early identification and effective resolution or escalation of issues that arise.
Contribute to the development, implementation and maintenance of relevant management information, analysis and reporting framework that supports and informs timely and effective business management and decision making at all levels in the relevant area of Global Legal.
Contribute to the implementation and monitoring of the application of relevant policies, governance frameworks, procedures, practices and standards to ensure quality, effective risk management and regulatory compliance.
Knowledge and experience of derivatives, both OTC and securitised, as well as good knowledge of all commonly used Global Markets master agreements and a working knowledge of the laws in the major jurisdictions in which HSBC operates.
Corporate and Compliance experience an advantage, but not essential.
Equities and regulatory change experience an advantage.
Ability to prioritise.
Great communication and interpersonal skills.
Lateral thinking and problem solving skills.
Cantonese or Mandarin language skills an advantage, but not essential.
You'll achieve more when you join HSBC.
Candidate with less relevant experience or skills may be offered a lower Global Career Band than stated above.
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