Senior Legal Counsel - Global Legal

Hsbc Central , LA 70818

Posted 5 days ago

Job description

Some careers open more doors than others.

If you're looking for a career that will unlock new opportunities, join HSBC and experience the possibilities. Whether you want a career that could take you to the top, or simply take you in an exciting new direction, HSBC offers opportunities, support and rewards that will take you further.

Global Legal plays an important role in protecting the Group's reputation by helping to future-proof the organisation through robust legal risk and issue advisory. Responsible for providing comprehensive legal advice to senior management and all global businesses and functions, the team offers a diverse range of legal skills, jurisdictional experience and practice specialisms across all countries and territories in which our businesses operate.

We are currently seeking a high calibre professional to join our team as a Senior Legal Counsel.

Principal Responsibilities

As Senior Legal Counsel providing LRMA support for the legal teams across MEANT and ASP Regions, to assist and support the Head of LRMA (ASP and MENAT) to:

  • provide leadership, advice, guidance, support, training to lawyers to drive the implementation and operationalization of the risk management framework and management of legal risk
  • provide subject matter/regional/global expertise to the central LRMA team in the formulation of standards/guidance, policies, procedures, and controls for the management of risk and the implementation of the LRMA framework, working on global projects as required
  • act as the main contact between Op Risk team and lawyers, and support lawyers on key Op Risk projects
  • build a strong relationship with country GCs, and gain a complete understanding of the legal department and legal risk environment in countries across MENAT and ASP and identify gaps and additional training or other requirements, and proactively take steps to rectify
  • identify and communicate current and emerging risks and issues and best practices across MENAT and with other Regional and Business Line LRMA Heads and with the central LRMA team
  • assist in LRMA assurance reviews as required
  • undertake an oversight role in respect of legal risks in the businesses, functions, and HOST across MENAT and ASP

Key Accountabilities in this role:

  • Provide guidance on the institutionalization of the risk management framework and the management of Legal Risks across the ASP & MENAT regions, including support on complex issues arising or which have potential for significant impact

  • Be a trusted adviser in providing LRMA support for all lawyers across the ASP & MENAT regions, the Regional General Counsels for ASP & MENAT

  • Support the implementation of policies across the ASP & MENAT regions and globally across GBM/GCMB to ensure that the Group's exposure to global legal risks is managed appropriately

  • The jobholder assists the Head of LRMA (ASP and MEANT) to manage legal risks across the MENAT/ASP Regions in accordance with established policies and procedures. The diversity of HSBC's business, its geographic spread and the constant changes internally and externally means the diversity of matters which the jobholder is required to manage and advise on is very wide

  • The role requires an understanding of the structure of the HSBC Group and its culture and the ability to handle increasingly complex issues

  • The jobholder must also establish close mutually supportive working relationships with members of the LRMA team, other Heads of LRMA, the Regional General Counsels and wider leadership teams for MENAT and ASP, regional and global Op Risk and regional and global business and function CCOs

  • Works largely autonomously, but seeks management input on unusual situations, highly complex issues, and matters that may pose significant legal, financial and / or reputational risk to the company

  • The jobholder is responsible for providing subject matter expertise, advice, and guidance to HBUK, HBEU, GBM and GCMB legal departments, and other businesses and functions across the HBUK/HBEU regions and globally across GBM/GCMB on legal risk matters. The jobholder is also required to act as a liaison with Group Legal and is expected to contribute to the formulation and implementation of Group policy, procedures and practices relating to identifying and controlling legal risk



  • Qualified Lawyer with practical in-house legal experience

  • Experience in risk management

  • Good knowledge of the HSBC Group corporate structures, its business and personnel and a clear understanding of HSBC's corporate culture

  • Good organizational skills and ability to priorities

  • Good communication skills (both written and verbal) and strong inter-personal skills

  • Lateral thinking/problem solving

  • Language skills an advantage

  • Resilient character

You'll achieve more when you join HSBC.

HSBC is committed to building a culture where all employees are valued, respected and opinions count. We take pride in providing a workplace that fosters continuous professional development, flexible working and opportunities to grow within an inclusive and diverse environment. Personal data held by the Bank relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

Issued by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited.


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