Legal Counsel - HSBC

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Closing On: Wednesday, 23rd January 2019
Category: Legal
Location: NSW
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: Young Lawyer

Job Description:

If you’re looking for a career where you can make a real impression, join HSBC and discover how valued you’ll be.
 
Offering a diverse range of legal skills and jurisdictional experience across the full range of countries and territories in which our businesses operate, Group Legal plays an important role in the day-to-day and long-term planning activities of all of our businesses around the world. Responsible for providing comprehensive legal advice to senior management and all Group functions, the team advises on and takes an active involvement in all business and operational strategies and initiatives, from legislative and regulatory matters to the setting of policies, standards and procedures for guarding against and reporting on legal risk and reputational management issues.
 
We are now inviting qualified individuals to join this team in the role of Legal Counsel.
Your main responsibilities will include:
Providing legal advice and guidance to our Global Banking and Markets (GBM), and Commercial Banking (CMB) businesses. This will involve providing first class legal support to the transactional / coverage teams within each of these business lines, and include providing legal support for a broad range of syndicated, club and bilateral lending matters across a variety of sectors. 
Acting as a trusted adviser to GBM and CMB by ensuring that commercially sensitive, pragmatic and practical legal support and advice is provided in a cost-effective manner.
Supporting the Senior Legal Counsels and the General Counsel in the management of legal risk arising within the GBM and CMB businesses, including ensuring any matters arising from legal issues are managed and mitigated promptly, with remedial action initiated in line with the materiality of the risk or issue.
Proactively and promptly advising and engaging the business and senior legal management of material legal issues or developments and their implications.
 
Qualifications
 
To be successful in this position you will need:

  • To be an Australian qualified lawyer with 4-6 years of post qualification experience.
  • Top tier law firm experience.  
  • In-house experience with a leading financial institution would be an advantage.
  • Strong banking and finance transactional experience essential.
  • Derivatives experience would be an advantage.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work on a variety of matters, from complex to routine matters (independently and with appropriate support as required).
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced and flexible culture requiring management of competing priorities under deadline pressure.
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, with the ability to build credibility with business teams and other stakeholders.
  • Team player who works collaboratively and in an inclusive manner.
  • You’ll achieve more when you join HSBC.

www.hsbc.com/au/careers
 
HSBC takes pride in a diverse and inclusive working environment that sees our people benefit from mentoring, flexible working and the support of Employee Resource Network Groups. Personal data held by the Bank relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website. ​

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