Job ref no.: CT3114386-01#7850

Legal Associate / Assistant Vice President - Markets & Regulatory Legal, Hong Kong

JP Morgan Chase


The Hong Kong Markets & Regulatory Legal team is seeking a lawyer to support the APAC Markets business, with a primary focus on transactional work within the Structured Products and OTC Derivatives business. The lawyer will, with the rest of the Markets Legal team, work closely with the business on supporting day-to-day transactions, help with flow and structured transactions and, from time to time where appropriate, liaise with external legal counsel. This role requires the lawyer to be able to proactively spot issues with transactions and structures, provide commercially pragmatic advice to the business and work well both within the JPM support framework including the Market Legal team, Compliance and Tax in reviewing transactions and structures. Given the emphasis at the start of this role will be on Flow Derivative transactions and miscellaneous Markets documentation, an eye to detail will be key as will an appetite to learn and progress to the more structured trades.

  • Flow Derivative transactions – providing legal support on listed and non-listed (OTC and Note) vanilla flow transactions.
    OTC transactions - drafting and negotiating term sheets and other related documentation for both structured (with assistance) and flow OTC derivative transactions for both institutional and retail investors; working closely with the Business in relation to structuring of new OTC transactions.
  • To assess and ensure that key regulatory changes arising from current and proposed regulatory agenda of the US, EMEA and APAC having an impact on JPMorgan businesses in APAC are known, tracked, analysed and implemented in a timely manner.
  • To work closely with lines of business on various structures and transactions in a regulatory capacity where needed, and provide support on execution of such business.
  • To assist on global, regional and in-country projects and initiatives and to implement as well as develop strategies with respect to such projects and initiatives.
  • To assist with trainings and workshops for the front office and other internal stakeholders as well as produce technical updates and alerts.
  • To provide legal support to compliance and senior country management in responding to queries flow businesses and on regulatory reform matters.
  • To assist with miscellaneous documentation within the APAC Legal Markets and Regulatory Group.
  • A newly qualified or junior lawyer with approximately 2 - 5 years PQE, with preferably some experience in documenting and, advising on, financial products.
  • Strong commercial focus with a solution-driven approach, and the ability to apply and analyse the implications of regulatory changes to a business environment.
  • Outstanding technical legal and communication skills, including the ability to present clear and concise legal advice to the highest standard, and conduct trainings/workshops.
  • Solid business partnership skills, with the ability to lead the business and set a clear direction in relation to managing regulatory change.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities, project manage and co-ordinate large projects, in a dynamic global environment.
  • Ability to apply technical product knowledge and experience to complex and innovative transactions and products.
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Attorney must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing in the state/jurisdiction in which the position is based or otherwise in compliance with the in-house counsel registration rules of that state/jurisdiction.

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Job ref no. CT3114386-01#7850
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Employment Term
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 2 years - 5 years
Career Level
  • Middle management level
  • Degree