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Asset Management - Group Integrated Functions - Legal Counsel

Last update 03.05.2024

ROLE DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE

The candidate will be deployed in the APAC Regional legal team of BNP Paribas Asset Management. The candidate will be primarily responsible for co-ordinating our support in China and Taiwan but will also work with the Hong Kong-based legal team providing support across the region. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Draft, review, negotiate and amend various agreements such as distribution agreements, service level agreements, confidentiality agreements, outsourcing agreements, broker terms and conditions  and other non-business specific legal documentation (in relation to various areas such as HR, IT, Finance and Investments);
  • Provide sound legal advice relevant to the different business lines (to the various areas such as Sales, Investments, Compliance, HR, and Management);
  • Assist in the provision or coordination of company secretarial matters in China and Taiwan;
  • More generally, to support the Head of Legal, Asia and Senior Management across APAC;
  • Provide updates for legal and regulatory watch; and
  • The candidate will be heavily involved in managing legal work independently, in collaboration with the other lawyers of the legal team.

KEY INTERNAL / EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS

  • Internal: Group legal team, management, Client group, investment teams, HR, Finance, IT, Compliance etc
  • External: external counsel, company secretary, service providers etc

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Qualified lawyer in a commonwealth jurisdiction with at least 5 years post-qualification experience from an international reputable law firm and/or top tier financial institution. Relevant experience in fund/asset management will be considered as a major advantage;
  • Fluent in English and Mandarin (both written and spoken); and
  • Practical knowledge of the Chinese regulatory environment including FMC and Securities Company structures.
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