Job ref no.: CT3114386-01#8139

Legal, Equities Legal, Vice President - Hong Kong

Goldman Sachs



Goldman Sachs is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities and investment management services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes; corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. We work at the intersection of finance and law, providing counsel and advice that support activities across the firm. We handle litigation and arbitration, perform research and due diligence, aid in financing and legal filings, deal with contracts and intellectual property rights that show our commitment to clients, shareholders, and regulators.


Whether you’re an experienced attorney or a quick learner with a strong interest in financial law coupled with critical thinking skills, our dynamic group might be right for you.

The role will be based in Hong Kong and will be focused on the Equities business of the Securities Division.


The Securities Division in Asia (ex-Japan) includes the sales and trading businesses (including cash equities, listed options, equity derivatives, prime services, futures and facilitation) (ie Equities), fixed income, currencies and commodities (FICC), and Private Investor Products Group (including retail and wholesale structured products).

Job Role & Responsibilities

This will include providing advice and guidance to our traders and sales people on a broad range of legal and regulatory matters across the Securities Division. Key responsibilities are as follows:

  • Provide legal advice to the Securities Division and assist on related documentation;
  • Advising on regulatory matters impacting the Securities Division (including global and local regulations);
  • Preparing, maintaining and updating precedent legal documentation and agreements to incorporate changes in applicable law and regulations, Goldman Sachs offshore policy or changes in market practice;
  • Working with the Securities Division Compliance team on regulatory matters and investigations. There will also be opportunities to become involved in policy work, including representing the firm in discussions with industry bodies;
  • Liaise with Legal and Compliance personnel at Goldman Sachs globally on issues relating to the Securities Division;

The role requires the ability to work independently and to manage a diverse and complex workload meeting tight deadlines. Lawyers in our team work closely with a diverse group of clients across our trading floors and thrive on the pressures of delivering consistently high quality advice to a dynamic, and constantly evolving, business.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Qualified derivative lawyers with minimum 5 years PQE;
  • Relevant post-qualification experience either with a reputable law firm or as in-house counsel;
  • An ability to demonstrate a strong grounding in securities law and regulation;
  • Working knowledge of regulatory developments impacting the markets in Asia;
  • International, derivatives experience or Mandarin language skills will also be an advantage;
Interested parties please click Apply Now to apply the job.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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Job ref no. CT3114386-01#8139
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  • Full-time
  • 5 years - 8 years
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  • Middle management level
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