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Assistant General Counsel and Vice President, Attorney - Equities

Hong Kong, , Hong Kong

Job Description:

Your background

  • Junior to mid-level lawyer admitted to practice in Hong Kong (or in another common law jurisdiction) with at least 2+ years PQE

  • Experience of investment banking (preferably markets businesses) either through private practice advisory work, secondment or in-house legal department

  • Experience of legal advisory work on OTC derivatives/swaps, and familiarity with ISDA Definitions and derivatives documentation

  • Experience with one or more of securities lending, prime brokerage and custody-related documentation/products is a plus

  • Strong interpersonal and social skills with team-work oriented mindset is a must

  • Ability to think critically and flexibly, and proactively suggest solutions to achieve the relevant business goals

  • Excellent research and legal writing skills

  • Willingness to work as a member of a local, regional and global team and strong curiosity in developments/changes in financial practice and environment

  • Mandarin language skills are mandatory to be able to read and draft contracts

What you can expect

The Attorney is a member of the Asia Pacific Legal Department.  The role will involve providing legal analysis and advice to the Equities business (and various support functions) in the Asia Pacific region with a primary focus on OTC equity swaps & derivatives.  From time to time, the role will involve providing assistance to other lawyers on the team in relation to the broad spectrum of products and documents covered by the team, including securities lending, prime brokerage, and custody.  The role is located in Hong Kong.

What you will do

  • Day-to-day legal analysis and advice in relation to

- OTC swaps & equity derivatives.

From time to time, may be asked to assist with the other product areas covered by the broader team, including:

- securities lending

- prime brokerage

- custody and client asset/money regulations

  • Negotiating documentation relating to our OTC equity derivatives platforms

  • Advising and guiding our OTC derivatives/swap documentation teams and negotiators

  • Developing and managing templates for jurisdiction-specific terms for market access products (eg India ODIs, China QFII, Taiwan FINI-related terms) and new transaction types (eg accumulators and reverse convertible variations)

  • From time to time, assisting with the negotiation of documentation relating to securities lending (eg Korea and Taiwan annexes to GMSLA) and custody platforms or advising our Prime Brokerage documentation teams

  • Evaluating and advising on various new proposals, projects and initiatives

  • Representing Bank of America on relevant industry working  groups

  • Reviewing and remediating existing documents and templates in connection with regulatory reform projects

  • Engaging and managing external counsel in various jurisdictions to obtain quality advice concerning a range of regulatory issues (including licensing issues)

  • Fielding enquiries arising from various Equities sales & trading desks

  • Working with other members of the Equities Legal team and other legal teams in Asia Pacific, EMEA and the US

  • Assisting with broader Legal department projects, as required

  • Working with Compliance, Operations, Risk and other departments to ensure proper risk management, governance and control of business units

About Bank of America

Our purpose as a firm is to make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. Across the world, we partner with leading corporate and institutional investors through our offices in more than 35 countries. In the U.S. alone, we serve almost all of the Fortune 500 companies and approximately 67 million consumer and small-business clients. We provide a full suite of financial products and services, from banking and investments to asset and risk management. We cover a broad range of asset classes, making us a global leader in corporate and investment banking, sales and trading.

Connecting Asia Pacific to the world

Our Asia Pacific team is spread across 19 cities in 12 markets. We are focused on connecting Asia to the world and the world to Asia, using our global expertise to ensure success is shared between us, our clients and our communities. Our regional footprint covers 12 currencies, more than a dozen languages and five time zones, placing us firmly among the region’s leading financial services companies.

Job Band:

H4

Shift: 

Hours Per Week:

40

Weekly Schedule:

Referral Bonus Amount:

0

Job Description:

Your background

  • Junior to mid-level lawyer admitted to practice in Hong Kong (or in another common law jurisdiction) with at least 2+ years PQE

  • Experience of investment banking (preferably markets businesses) either through private practice advisory work, secondment or in-house legal department

  • Experience of legal advisory work on OTC derivatives/swaps, and familiarity with ISDA Definitions and derivatives documentation

  • Experience with one or more of securities lending, prime brokerage and custody-related documentation/products is a plus

  • Strong interpersonal and social skills with team-work oriented mindset is a must

  • Ability to think critically and flexibly, and proactively suggest solutions to achieve the relevant business goals

  • Excellent research and legal writing skills

  • Willingness to work as a member of a local, regional and global team and strong curiosity in developments/changes in financial practice and environment

  • Mandarin language skills are mandatory to be able to read and draft contracts

What you can expect

The Attorney is a member of the Asia Pacific Legal Department.  The role will involve providing legal analysis and advice to the Equities business (and various support functions) in the Asia Pacific region with a primary focus on OTC equity swaps & derivatives.  From time to time, the role will involve providing assistance to other lawyers on the team in relation to the broad spectrum of products and documents covered by the team, including securities lending, prime brokerage, and custody.  The role is located in Hong Kong.

What you will do

  • Day-to-day legal analysis and advice in relation to

- OTC swaps & equity derivatives.

From time to time, may be asked to assist with the other product areas covered by the broader team, including:

- securities lending

- prime brokerage

- custody and client asset/money regulations

  • Negotiating documentation relating to our OTC equity derivatives platforms

  • Advising and guiding our OTC derivatives/swap documentation teams and negotiators

  • Developing and managing templates for jurisdiction-specific terms for market access products (eg India ODIs, China QFII, Taiwan FINI-related terms) and new transaction types (eg accumulators and reverse convertible variations)

  • From time to time, assisting with the negotiation of documentation relating to securities lending (eg Korea and Taiwan annexes to GMSLA) and custody platforms or advising our Prime Brokerage documentation teams

  • Evaluating and advising on various new proposals, projects and initiatives

  • Representing Bank of America on relevant industry working  groups

  • Reviewing and remediating existing documents and templates in connection with regulatory reform projects

  • Engaging and managing external counsel in various jurisdictions to obtain quality advice concerning a range of regulatory issues (including licensing issues)

  • Fielding enquiries arising from various Equities sales & trading desks

  • Working with other members of the Equities Legal team and other legal teams in Asia Pacific, EMEA and the US

  • Assisting with broader Legal department projects, as required

  • Working with Compliance, Operations, Risk and other departments to ensure proper risk management, governance and control of business units

About Bank of America

Our purpose as a firm is to make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. Across the world, we partner with leading corporate and institutional investors through our offices in more than 35 countries. In the U.S. alone, we serve almost all of the Fortune 500 companies and approximately 67 million consumer and small-business clients. We provide a full suite of financial products and services, from banking and investments to asset and risk management. We cover a broad range of asset classes, making us a global leader in corporate and investment banking, sales and trading.

Connecting Asia Pacific to the world

Our Asia Pacific team is spread across 19 cities in 12 markets. We are focused on connecting Asia to the world and the world to Asia, using our global expertise to ensure success is shared between us, our clients and our communities. Our regional footprint covers 12 currencies, more than a dozen languages and five time zones, placing us firmly among the region’s leading financial services companies.

Learn more about this role

Full time

JR-21058187

Band: H4

Manages People:

Manager:

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Marion Gouilly

Referral Bonus:

0

Street Address

Primary Location:
2 QUEEN'S RD, Hong Kong