Our client, a reputable Global Bank is looking to hire for a Legal Counsel (Director) for a permanent role. If you are keen on the role, please send your CV across to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overview This role will serve as the lead financial crimes legal counsel for the Asia Region. The role will be responsible for proactively providing financial crimes legal advice throughout the region.
Provide strategic and business as usual legal counsel and risk analysis on the scope and application of financial crimes laws and regulations.
Provide strategic counsel on the interplay and scope of various country specific financial crimes laws, leveraging local in-house and outside counsel as appropriate.
Provide deal-specific counsel on the negotiation strategy and adequacy of financial crimes-related contractual provisions in light of the financial crimes risks related to the transaction.
Act as the Legal Department's representative to and provide support to maintain deep and broad view of the financial crimes issues and help proactively spot and address legal risks and identify gaps and inconsistencies when they may arise.
Participate in certain Legal initiatives, such as the master services agreements, etc. Identify and manage external counsel relationships in a cost efficient manner.
Partner with litigation and investigations attorneys on financial crimes-related internal investigations, subpoena responses and related communications with local enforcement agencies and regulators.
Singapore or Hong Kong law. Additionally, qualification(s) under one jurisdiction(s) such as UK, Japan, Malaysia or other common law jurisdictions may be considered.
Post qualification experience needs to be a minimum of 10+ years' work experience acting in the capacity as either as in-house counsel with a major financial institution or at a leading law firm advising global financial institutions on regional financial crimes laws and regulations.
Deep expertise in sanctions/economic trade and the AML legislations and practices in Asia is a must.
Experience advising compliance programs, including on the development of compliance policies and procedures and risk mitigation frameworks.