Citi HK - GF - Legal Counsel in Hong Kong

  • Primary Location: HK,Hong Kong,Hong Kong

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Job Function: Legal

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: No

  • Job ID: 17060914


This position is a senior member of the Hong Kong Legal team, to provide legal support to the HK Institutional Client Group, Commercial Bank and Consumer Banking Group.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support and advise on a wide range of general banking products/services including account services, domestic and cross-border loans, trade finance/services, collateralized lending and mortgages

  • Provide legal support to Operations and Technology, Risk, Compliance, HR, Finance, Corporate Secretary and other departments of the bank

  • Manage client documentation reviews including advising on insolvency/bankruptcy, liquidation and security held by the bank

  • Advise and assist senior business managers on interaction with regulators including regulatory inquiries, investigations and lobbying

  • Interacting and collaborating with local, regional and global legal counsel and other colleagues on various initiatives, projects and corporate governance matters



  • Professionally qualified lawyer with at least 7 years post qualification experience as in-house counsel at financial institutions or major law firms

  • Experience in retail banking activities, investment products, consumer regulatory issues and/or interacting with bank regulators

  • Strong leadership with people management, mentoring and coaching skills

  • Ability to guide internal clients and business partners to resolve issues in a business savvy manner; sound judgment and discretion; excellent written and verbal communication skills (ability to speak and read Chinese is essential); and strong drafting and negotiation skills