General Counsel, Banking & Financial Services

General Counsel, Banking & Financial Services



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Taiwan - Taipei
2019-10-07 10:35

Job description

ob Title: General Counsel

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Our client is one of the world’s leading international Banks running 3900+ offices globally.

Role Purpose
Manage all legal matters for country which may be complex and have legal, financial and reputational impact. Assist local senior management in managing legal and reputational risk.
Responsible for integrated legal support across Taiwan and business groups; accountable for setting and achieving local legal initiatives and contributing to achieving the regional and Global Legal Annual Plan.
Manage Legal Team, accountable for all internal department costs and external legal spend.
Direct and agree panel counsel selection and usage.

Principal Accountabilities
To provide legal advice to line management and control functions in the ordinary course of business;
To draft, review and negotiate transaction documentation;
To develop bank documentation in compliance with local regulations;
To assist development of new products and services and provide legality analysis;
Implement strategic legal policies, and set local policies that ensure that the company’s exposure to legal and regulatory risk is managed in a commercially sensitive and practical manner;
To manage litigations filed or threatened against the company;
To coordinate and manage M&A related legal matters that may impact the company;
To support senior management in the execution of business and operational strategies and initiatives;
To interface with external parties (including regulators and self-regulatory organizations where appropriate) in relation to legal and regulatory matters or lobbying efforts.

To service internal clients (customer groups, control functions, operations and CEO) and provide assistance and guidance in their management of overall legal risks.
To ensure timely and proper reporting and escalation of material legal issues/litigations to relevant stakeholders. To recommend selection and supervise outside counsel as appropriate.
To ensure positive relationships are maintained with panel law firms and other appropriate external parties.

To manage the Legal function in Taiwan in the capacity of Area General Counsel.
To ensure there is proper management and control of the Legal Department and that effective target setting and performance management is implemented for all staff in the Legal Team
To ensure that all significant projects initiated by HSBC TWN have appropriate legal resource allocated and that key deadlines are met.
To maintain and develop positive and professional working relationships with senior business managers in Taiwan and the Global Legal function.
To manage legal risk, including its identification, assessment, mitigation and control, and reporting
To monitor the implementation of Legal risk management policies and controls;
To monitor the resourcing, costs and spend of the legal team;
To assess and take ownership of the operational and cost efficiencies of the legal team;
To maintain internal control standards, including the timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external auditors;
To be alert to the operational risk scenario associated with the role and to ensure that all actions during employment take account of the likelihood of operational risk occurring


Licensed Attorney admitted to practice in Taiwan with not less than 10 years post-qualification experience
Broad working experiences in legal field (practice in legal department of financial industries, such as banking, securities, insurance, SITE etc., is a plus)
Wide knowledge and experiences of banking, corporate and securities Taiwan law concepts and a working knowledge of the laws in the major jurisdictions in which the company operates
Ability to lead and motivate team, employing appropriate management styles with a keen sensitivity to the local culture
Experience in Compliance and/or Risk is an advantage
Highly developed communication and influencing skills set
Fluent in both Mandarin and English

Law degree in bachelor/ master degree

Qualified and interested Parties please apply with your CV and latest salary in Word format to You can also reach us at +886-2-2757-7268#288.

Please note, that while Morgan Philips welcomes and appreciates all candidate response, volume of replies allows us to respond to short-listed candidates only. Resumes are collected for recruitment purposes only.

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