UBS Financial Services Legal Counsel - Prime Brokerage in Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Your role:

Do you have a solid background in the legal profession? Are you interested in financial products and markets and do you have practical experience in Prime Brokerage, exchanged traded derivatives (\"ETD\") and securities lending and borrowing? Do you have a passion to actively participate in further building out our franchise in APAC including China, where we have onshore capability to serve our global clients? Do you feel comfortable working together with colleagues from around the globe? We're looking for someone like you to:

  • provide superior legal advice and support to our Prime Brokerage business in APAC;

  • become the subject matter expert for ETDs and securities lending and borrowing matters and our Prime Brokerage documentation and advise the business in collaboration with our global colleagues in Europe and the Americas;

  • actively participate in further developing UBS' footprint in APAC and provide legal advice in respective initiatives;

  • review and prepare legal opinions and agreements, lead related key client negotiations alongside our negotiation team and mandate external counsel where required;

  • provide legal advice to our sales and trading business in a variety of other fields, including our Precious Metals business in APAC.

What we offer:

Together. That’s how we do things. We offer people around the world a supportive, challenging and diverse working environment. We value your passion and commitment, and reward your performance.

Keen to achieve the work-life agility that you desire? We're open to discussing how this could work for you (and us).

Take the next step:

Are you truly collaborative? Succeeding at UBS means respecting, understanding and trusting colleagues and clients. Challenging others and being challenged in return. Being passionate about what you do. Driving yourself forward, always wanting to do things the right way. Does that sound like you? Then you have the right stuff to join us. Apply now.

Disclaimer / Policy Statements:

UBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.

Your team:

You will be part of the Investment Bank legal team based in Hong Kong. We are responsible for advising our Investment Bank colleagues on legal and regulatory matters related to the products they offer to our customers, thereby covering multiple jurisdictions in the region. We work closely with our colleagues around the globe with the aim to provide consistent legal advice and leverage pre-existing experience.

Your experience and skills:

You have:

– worked in a similar position before, either in private practice or in house

– qualified as a lawyer in UK, Hong Kong or other common law jurisdiction with a minimum of 5 years post qualification experience

  • experience in financial services regulatory framework in Asia

– an interest in complex legal and regulatory issues

You are:

– fluent in English. Ability to read and write Chinese is desirable

– able to handle pressure and used to working to challenging deadlines

– a great communicator with strong interpersonal skills, able to cooperate with and manage external legal counsels

– comfortable in working in a dynamic and varied legal environment

About us:

Expert advice. Wealth management. Investment banking. Asset management. Retail banking in Switzerland. And all the support functions. That's what we do. And we do it for private and institutional clients as well as corporations around the world.

We are about 60,000 employees in all major financial centers, in more than 50 countries. Do you want to be one of us?

Your colleagues:

Job Reference #: 172816BR

Business Divisions: Corporate Center

Title: Legal Counsel - Prime Brokerage

City: Hong Kong

Job Type: Full Time

Country / State: Hong Kong

Function Category: Legal