Job ref no.: CT3126127-01#1347

Legal Associate - Privates / M&A

Wellington Management Company, LLP


Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 60 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.


As part of the continued growth of the Legal & Compliance Group in APAC, we are seeking to recruit an experienced lawyer to join the Legal team in Hong Kong. This individual will work with a team of Counsel and other Legal Associates to advise on the legal risk imported by Wellington Management through its activities in private investments in APAC. The role will report to the Capital Markets & Private Investments Counsel, APAC in Hong Kong, and will involve the support of functions located across the globe, as well as collaboration with Legal & Compliance colleagues based in APAC, EMEA and the US.


The primary responsibilities of this role include, among others:

  • Develop expertise, provide guidance to, and collaborate with privates and investment teams, trading, and operational colleagues to facilitate client participation in a range of investments
  • Review, negotiate and prepare agreements and other documentation for various types of transactions
  • Analyze and screen new deal opportunities presented by company's and /or broker-dealers to support the firm's procedures, and assist with other components of the firm's controls around material, non-public information
  • Coordinate and assist with oversight of legal reviews performed by external providers (e.g., transaction documents, non-disclosure agreements, representation letters)
  • Synthesize and organize information and create reference tools for use by the Private Investments and / or Capital Markets Legal Team
  • Collaborate with colleagues located in Boston, London and Hong Kong to carry out, maintain and enhance team processes, record keeping and reference tools
  • Provide general counsel and advice on regulatory, fiduciary, risk and other issues related to portfolio management
  • Work with external counsel for deal execution


  • A positive, collegial attitude and a high level of professionalism
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work well with and instill confidence in colleagues, clients, and service providers at various levels of seniority
  • A self-starter and strategic thinker comfortable taking ownership and applying judgment and capable of recognizing issues that require escalation
  • Solution oriented with strong legal and analytical skills and the ability to deliver results
  • Highly-organized and detail-oriented with the ability to manage fast-paced workflows and competing priorities in a sometimes high pressure environment
  • A team-oriented approach to completing assignments and a willingness to provide support to other teams during peak periods
  • Flexibility to adapt to the evolving needs of the team and a desire to develop new skills, assume additional responsibilities, and step out of your comfort zone
  • 3+ years prior experience working in a city firm or in-house
  • Experience in transactional work in equity (private and public), private M&A and/or alternatives
  • Familiarity with the rules and regulations governing trading and markets is a plus but not required



Legal Associate - Privates / M&A


Hong Kong

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Job ref no. CT3126127-01#1347
Job Function
Employment Term
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 3 years - 8 years
Career Level
  • Non-management level
  • Degree