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Senior Legal Counsel (Wealth Management/Private Banking)

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Our client is seeking a Senior Legal Counsel to join their dynamic team. This role offers an exciting opportunity to provide legal assistance and support to the other legal counsels in the Trust Fiduciary Services (TFS) Asia Pacific (ASP) Legal team, and the Global Head of Legal, TFS. The successful candidate will advise on a broad range of technical legal issues relating to the business as usual (BAU) operations of the TFS ASP businesses, including complex matters that may have material impact. This role requires a technically proficient individual who can provide commercially sensitive, pragmatic and practical legal support in a cost-effective manner.

What you'll do:

As a Senior Legal Counsel, you will be at the forefront of providing comprehensive legal support within your assigned area of responsibility. You will work closely with the Global Head of Legal (based in Hong Kong), offering your expertise in implementing effective legal policies. Your role will involve providing specialised advice and guidance on legal and regulatory matters to the TFS ASP businesses. You will also be responsible for managing relationships with panel law firms and external legal counsels. A key part of your role will be establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with all members of the TFS ASP Legal team.

  • Provide legal support within the assigned area of responsibility on a variety of legal matters including complex ones with potential for significant impact.
  • Support the Global Head of Legal, TFS in implementing legal policies to manage the Group’s exposure to Global legal risks appropriately.
  • Provide specialised legal and related regulatory advice, guidance and support to the TFS ASP businesses.
  • Be proactive in providing legal support and advising the TFS ASP businesses promptly of key legal and regulatory developments impacting them.
  • Assist in managing relationships with panel law firms/external legal counsel.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with all members of the TFS ASP Legal team.

What you bring:

The ideal candidate for this Senior Legal Counsel position is a qualified solicitor with a developed specialisation in trusts law. You will have knowledge and experience of non-contentious trusts law and practice, with a focus on private client work. Experience in international trusts and private client work, particularly offshore experience in jurisdictions including the BVI and the Cayman Islands, is beneficial. Knowledge and experience of banking, finance and corporate law in the major jurisdictions where TFS ASP operates is also desirable. You will have a strong ability to deal with multiple stakeholders and prioritise a demanding workload based on legal risk and commercial consideration. Excellent communication skills are essential for this role.

  • Qualified Lawyer with at least 8 years of PQE. Candidates who are specialized in trusts law will be viewed favorably
  • Knowledge and experience of non-contentious trusts law and practice.
  • Experience in private client work is essential; international trusts and private client work is beneficial.
  • Knowledge and experience of banking, finance and corporate law in major jurisdictions where TFS ASP operates is desirable.
  • Strong ability to deal with multiple stakeholders and prioritise demanding workload based on legal risk and commercial consideration.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to adapt style and content according to audience's management level.

What sets this company apart:

Our client is a global leader in their field, offering an inclusive work environment that fosters creativity and forward-thinking. They are committed to providing their employees with meaningful work that directly contributes to their mission. With a focus on growth and development, they offer opportunities for personal advancement and professional learning, making them an ideal employer for those looking to advance their career.

What's next:

If you're ready to take your career to the next level with a challenging yet rewarding role, don't hesitate!

Apply today and deposit your resume to lindy.ho@robertwalters.com.my

Do note that we will only be in touch if your application is shortlisted.

Agensi Pekerjaan Robert Walters Sdn Bhd
Business Registration Number : 729828-T
Licence Number : JTKSM 423C

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Legal & Corporate Secretarial

Focus: Other

Industry: Legal

Salary: Negotiable

Workplace Type: On-site

Experience Level: Senior Management

Location: Kuala Lumpur

Job Reference: L242L2-B7B56BD2

Date posted: 03 July 2024

Consultant: Lindy Ho

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