• HSBC Bank UAE Careers | Senior Legal Counsel - Commercial Banking

    HSBC Bank UAE Careers | Senior Legal Counsel - Commercial Banking

    Location: Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    Job Description

    To provide legal advice, guidance and support to the Commercial Banking business to ensure that the Group’s exposure to legal risk is managed

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Your main responsibilities in this role include the following:

    • Provide counsel and legal support on Commercial Banking transactions and projects with a particular focus on larger clients, complex lending matters, and restructuring

    • To be considered to be a trusted adviser to the Commercial Banking business and the Loans Management Unit, by ensuring that commercially sensitive, pragmatic and practical legal support and advice is provided in a cost-effective manner

    • Identify, evaluate and implement efficiencies in legal and business processes, using new technologies where appropriate, to improve the effectiveness of legal support to Commercial Banking

    • Be proactive in the provision of legal support and in advising the business promptly of material legal developments and their implications

    • Ensure legal management is fully briefed on major issues and legislative changes arising in Commercial Banking

    • Liaise with panel law firms and other external parties

    • Maintain and develop positive and professional working relationships with all team members within the MENA Legal and Global CMB Legal teams, and business departments for which the jobholder is responsible

    • Participate effectively as part of the MENA Legal team

    • Share legal knowledge and best practices with legal colleagues

    • Assist the business to remain compliant with legal risk management requirements set out in the Group Standards Manual and Legal FIM

    • Understand the operational risk framework and the role of Legal as a Risk Steward in that framework

    • Deliver fair outcomes for our customers and ensure own conduct maintains the orderly and transparent operation of financial markets

    Job Requirements

    • Qualified Lawyer with in house experience

    • Wide knowledge and experience of banking, corporate and securities law concepts and a working knowledge of the laws in the major jurisdictions in which HSBC operates

    • Knowledge of the CMB business and products would be beneficial

    • Knowledge of the HSBC Group corporate structures, its business and personnel and a clear understanding of HSBC’s corporate culture

    • Ability to prioritise and multitask

    • Communication and inter-personal skills

    • Developing lateral thinking/problem solving skills

    Job Details

    Company/Organization: HSBC Bank

    Employment Type: Full-time

    Job Functions: Legal & Compliance

    Job Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Application Deadline: N/A