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Hudson Hong Kong
in Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
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Negotiable
Hudson Hong Kong
in Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Negotiable
Job Summary A new headcount for an expanding team, great chance for a junior and mid-level lawyer to go in-house and support overseas business of a top-tier China investment bank. Responsibilities of this position includes providing legal support and compliance supervision for investment banking business and direct investment business

Key Responsibilities

Provide legal support, evaluate and give advice on all kinds of investment banking transactions including ECM transactions (placements), DCM transactions, IPOs (mainly HK plus US), equity-linked product transactions (private equity investments) , and M&A advisory (including public and private M&As);

Work closely with external legal counsels to prepare, evaluate and give advice on different types of contracts including but not limited to NDAs, various transactions documents such as underwriting/subscription agreements, mandate/engagement letters, investment agreements and legal opinions, and maintain in-house templates of key legal documents

Design and discuss the structure and terms of various financial products and transactions and participate in deal negotiation with business teams when necessary

Give legal advice to line managers and firm management on different legal matters with regard to the business and daily operation of the company

Conduct legal research and training to update and give advice to business unit on regulatory matters and legal issues

Handle legal and regulatory proceedings, deal with internal group projects and maintain internal policies & procedures to manage legal risk

Requirements

  • Qualified lawyer with 3-5 years of substantial working experience in handling capital markets transactions in Hong Kong and/or US, UK, mainland PRC markets;

A law degree holder preferable obtained from law school in Hong Kong and/or US, UK, mainland PRC

  • Qualified in Hong Kong and/or US, UK, mainland PRC preferably;
  • Good knowledge in capital markets, securities regulations (such as the SFO, HKEx listing rules and SFC Code of Conduct) and basic understanding of US securities laws;

Experiences in compliance with SFC/HKEX rules and regulations would be a bonus

  • Self-motivated professional, diligent, detail oriented with good business sense;
  • Good interpersonal skills and communication skills at all levels;
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Chinese (Mandarin);
  • Able to review and draft documents/agreements in Chinese is a must.
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