Legal Manager Legal Manager …

Fitch Ratings
in Hong Kong
Internships & Graduate Trainee, Full time
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Fitch Ratings
in Hong Kong
Internships & Graduate Trainee, Full time
Be the first to apply
Legal Manager
Company Overview:

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

As a global credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings gauges the ability of entities and instruments to meet their credit obligations. Investors and financial market participants rely on multiple sources, and the credit rating - indicating how an issue or transaction is likely to perform over time - is one of their key inputs. In this way, we help investors map potential credit risks.

Fitch Solutions, a subsidiary of Fitch Ratings, provides a range of industry-leading products and professional development services to the global financial community. In addition to offering proprietary market-based content, it distributes the ratings, research and financial data of Fitch Ratings through a variety of flexible platforms. With innovation and experience behind every solution it brings to market, our offerings are designed to meet the diverse needs of the fixed-income markets.

Fitch complies with all laws governing employment in each jurisdiction in which it operates, and provides equal opportunity to all applicants and employees. All applications will be considered without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, and other status protected by applicable laws.

Role and Responsibilities :

Fitch Group, Inc. is looking for a highly motivated and energetic legal manager to join the Fitch Legal team in Hong Kong to work on a broad range of assignments encompassing general, litigation/regulatory and corporate secretarial support. Fitch Ratings is the principal subsidiary of Fitch Group and is a regulated credit ratings agency subject to SEC and foreign regulatory oversight and inspection.

  • Assist in preparation for Hong Kong SFC, US SEC and other foreign jurisdictions' regulatory inspections and inquiries.
  • Draft resolutions and distribute materials for, and assist in the preparation and coordination of, meetings of the board of directors and board committees.
  • Manage general corporate governance and maintenance for domestic subsidiaries, including formation, dissolution, preparing documentation for filings with state, local and other government agencies and organizing and maintaining corporate records and files.
  • Perform eDiscovery reviews and prepare document productions responsive to requests for information from (i) regulators; (ii) other governmental or quasi-governmental authorities; (iii) private litigants.
  • Work with outside counsel and foreign offices on administrative matters relating to the company's foreign entities.
  • Perform online legal and fact research.
  • Communicate and coordinate with company managers and related departments, clients, vendors and/or outside counsel/agencies on select legal issues.
  • Provide general periodic administrative support as needed for meeting organization and scheduling, general calendar control, Word, Excel and PowerPoint creation and editing, payment processing and filing.

Qualification, Skills and Experience :

  • University degree required. A law degree a plus.
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written) and written Chinese; proficient in spoken Putonghua.
  • Minimum of five years' law firm or in-house experience with experience in both litigation support and basic corporate work; experience in eDiscovery preferred.
  • Outstanding Microsoft Office and general computer skills. Familiarity with online research, litigation support and eDiscovery tools. Prior experience with Symantec/Clearwell eDiscovery Platform and SharePoint a plus.
  • Well-organized, strong attention to detail, superior work product and excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to operate independently in a fast-paced work environment and manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure.
  • Ability to prioritize and make the appropriate tradeoffs as needed.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with cross-functional teams, including finance, tax, human resources, compliance and outside law firms.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work extended hours when necessary to complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Will be required to complete successfully a background investigation.
  • May be required to take and demonstrate levels of proficiency on skills-based assessments appropriate to the position.

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