Credit Suisse Equities Lawyer #109797 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong

APAC Markets Legal is seeking a full time lawyer responsible for legal support to the APAC Cash/ Prime Business and in particular, support of a broad range of Equity products. They are responsible, among other things, for coverage of Equity product areas including cash equities, prime brokerage and derivatives trading.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Negotiating derivative and trading agreements (e.g., entity specific terms and conditions, electronic trading agreements, commission sharing agreements, clearing agreements, ISDA documentation, and prime brokerage terms) and advising on all transactional and regulatory issues meaningful to such agreements.

  • Providing day-to-day legal advisory assistance to Equity trading and Sales desks on legal and regulatory issues, equity transactions and related services across the Asia Pacific region, including advisory on new regulations which may impact such activities (e.g. Margin Reforms, MiFID II, EMIR)

  • Assisting with the Bank’s industry advocacy and representation in key industry working groups (e.g. ISDA, ASIFMA)

  • Supplying legal input to business-led projects

  • Drafting tailored legal documentation, where required

  • Analyzing and reviewing jurisdictional requirements, and regulatory changes and developments

  • Working closely with Compliance and other legal teams in relations to market/regulatory developments and client contracts

  • Liaising with external counsel

  • 2-4 years post-qualification experience, including experience in a reputable law firm

  • Equity derivatives expertise and experience would be helpful (including a background in Hong Kong securities and derivatives laws and regulations)

  • Strong drafting and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to identify, assess and summarize legal, regulatory, commercial and operational risks

  • A phenomenal teammate who is also able to work independently in a dynamic environment that requires personnel to handle multiple transactions and projects simultaneously

  • Ability to speak Mandarin, read and write Chinese would be advantageous (but not essential) because the role will need to review documentation in Chinese and liaise effectively with Chinese speaking colleagues and partners

Title: Equities Lawyer #109797

Location: Hong Kong-Hong Kong-Hong Kong

Requisition ID: 109797