Legal Counsel

About this role:

This is a legal and compliance role focused on matters relating to the WeLend business of the WeLab Group. You are expected to bring experience and breadth of technical expertise across legal and compliance areas to WeLend.

You will work closely with the business and different functions and report directly into the General Manager of WeLend, with functional reporting to the Group General Counsel of WeLab. You are expected to provide clear advice on legal, regulatory and compliance issues that impact the WeLend’s business.

What you’ll do and what success looks like in this role:

  • Provide legal, regulatory and compliance advice relating to day-to-day business operations of a money lender business operating fully online or digitally
  • Provide legal and regulatory advice on financing transactions, draft, review and manage contracts and related legal and transactional documentation
  • Oversee corporate secretarial matters for WeLend, include managing external company secretary service provider
  • Coordinate and manage external counsels and other service providers
  • Develop and prepare legal and compliance policies and procedures for WeLend
  • Identify, anticipate, assess and monitor legal and regulatory change and developments relevant to the WeLend business, assist the General Manager of WeLend to control and monitor legal and compliance risks
  • Provide training on legal and compliance matters to the business and different functions

What is required and what we’re looking for:

  • At least 4 years’ PQE, with Hong Kong qualification
  • LLB Law degree obtained from top-tier UK/HK law school
  • Solid legal or technical training at top law firm
  • Solid general corporate or banking financing experience, with regulatory and compliance
  • exposure being a distinct advantage
  • Proficiency in Chinese (reading and writing) and fluency in business Cantonese preferred
  • Strong legal technical skills, coupled with good commercial sense and business acumen
  • Strong analytical and communication skills; self-starter and strong sense of responsibility and responsiveness
  • Ability to prioritise multiple projects and work independently in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
  • Dynamic personality and energy level suitable for a fast growing and leading Fintech company

WeLab perks:

  • Competitive salary
  • Learning and development stipend, because we value lifelong learning and believe the best way to invest in our employees is to encourage them to continue to learn
  • Work hard and laugh lots (chicken wings and french toast, etc.) with a high-performing, fun and diverse team
  • Weekly afternoon teas and fully stocked fridge
  • Coffee stipend
  • Conveniently located office surrounded by diverse and delicious lunch options
  • Lively office with gaming consoles and a ping pong table
  • Fun extracurricular activities with your colleagues like hiking, yoga, badminton, wine tasting, dragon boat racing, rock climbing, etc.
  • Employee referral bonuses

Awards & recognition:

  • KPMG’s 2018 Fintech Top 100 – #7 in China and #23 globally, only Hong Kong fintech recognized on the list for 3 straight years
  • The Asian Banker’s “Best Business Model” and “Best Data Analytics Initiative” in 2018

We offer competitive salary package to the successful candidate. If you are interested in joining this exciting team, please email your resume to us at [email protected].

All information provided by applicants will be used for recruitment purposes only. Information of unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed within 12 months of receipt.

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