Senior Lawyer - Assistant General Counsel (Hong Kong) - Hong Kong - 12084BR

The Role / Responsibilities:
Newly-created role in a rapidly expanding team for an experienced senior lawyer to provide legal assistance on a wide range of legal issues / projects, including Anti-Money Laundering issues in Hong Kong and Singapore. The role requires a self-starter willing to operate with minimal supervision.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Advising with respect to Anti-Money Laundering issues in Hong Kong and Singapore
  • Assisting generally with legal issues in the Asia Pacific region
  • Involvement in strategic projects, advising senior management on key issues
  • Advising on introduction of new MIS products
  • Assisting with review of / advising on regulatory issues
  • Liaising with and managing external counsel
  • Limited travel as required
Legal Team
  • US law trained / English law qualified / Hong Kong law qualified / Singapore law qualified, with extensive experience of handling the matters referred to above
  • At least 10-15 years’ experience in a private practice law firm / working in a multi-national company
  • Experience working in an international environment
  • Experience working with senior individuals
  • Knowledge of financial services products / markets desired
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Proficiency in written and spoken Chinese (including Cantonese and Mandarin) will be an advantage
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to innovatively approach legal issues to achieve corporate strategic objectives
  • Excellent administration, project management and document management skills
  • Able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Able to operate independently with light supervision
  • Flexible approach
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise effectively
  • Ability to work across various time zones
  • Ability to quickly grasp diverse and complex issues
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $3.6 billion in 2016, employs approximately 10,700 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 36 countries. Further information is available at
Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody’s Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.