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APAC Credit & Investment Solutions Lawyer #120208

Intermediate (3-6 years)


Technical Skills

  • Balance Sheets
  • CDS
  • Credit Derivatives
  • Derivatives
  • Fixed Income
  • Legal Advice
  • OTC Structured Products
  • Settlements
  • Training

Job Description

APAC Credit & Investment Solutions Lawyer #120208

Location: Hong Kong-Hong Kong-Hong Kong

The role is a regional AVP/VP legal position within the GC APAC Credit & Investment Solutions legal team which currently consists of three lawyers. The team provides legal support for the APAC division in the following areas: structured credit (CDS/TRS/CLNs), cash and synthetic ABS/CLO/SPV issuances/securitizations, structured products and funds, proprietary strategy/index development, index-linked products, OTC derivatives (all classes), asset finance/asset liability hedging, portfolio finance and exotics.  The successful lawyer’s responsibilities will include: 

  • Advise the APAC Structured Credit, Asset Finance and Investment Solutions Group businesses on all legal matters, which includes (I) reviewing and drafting term-sheets for structured notes, OTC derivatives (CDS, bond options, etc.), (II) preparing long-forms confirmations and pricing supplements, (III) managing structured transactions, (IV) reviewing bespoke index license/allocation agreements and (V) general transaction documentation

  • Engage with front office personnel on the conception, development and execution of all products

  • Instruct and manage external counsel (including review and settlement of legal documentation and opinions, etc.)

  • Provide general legal advice and transaction management support to the various desks

  • Advise on internal policies and training in collaboration with other relevant stakeholders

  • Act as legal adviser on certain internal regional committees and actively participate in working groups for matters relevant to the APAC division

  • Advise on industry trading/collateral documentation and regulatory reforms including participation in relevant industry groups (i.e., ISDA DC, etc.)

  • Have regard to suitability, reputational risk, cross-border, regulatory requirements, risk disclosure, etc.

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  • England and Wales (or similar common law jurisdiction) qualified lawyer (with Hong Kong and/or Singapore qualification desirable but not essential) with a minimum of 4-8 years of relevant experience

  • Strong interest in financial markets / services essential

  • Experience in dealing with industry-standard OTC documentation (i.e., ISDA, GMRA, etc.,) and related collateral, clearing and netting arrangements

  • Experience in relation to (I) fixed income/structured credit products, in particular CDS and other credit derivative products and (II) off-balance sheet transactions such as repacks is essential.

  • Relevant top-tier in-house or private practice experience

  • Financial regulatory experience in APAC desirable but not essential

  • Fluent in English (fluency or proficiency in Asian languages desirable but not required 


  • The role requires a proactive, motivated individual with strong professional skills (able to effectively identify relevant issues and resolve them in a timely manner -  also demonstrating strong principled behavior)

  • The ability to work effectively in an organized, autonomous and disciplined manner

  • The ability to work closely and in strong partnership with the business and relevant stakeholders and develop a thorough understanding of Structured Credit, Asset Finance and Investment Solutions Group’s business capabilities and requirements in the APAC division (becoming a trusted advisor for the business and other relevant stakeholders)

  • The ability to be a strong team player (work and communicate effectively with relevant stakeholders / colleagues in a collaborative, transparent manner), resilient under pressure, and able to master new material quickly

  • The ability to demonstrate strong people leadership skills in providing support to the business in APAC and in working effectively with colleagues and other relevant stakeholders.

Employment TypeFull-time
Career LevelIntermediate (3-6 years)
Education LevelNon-specified
Credit SuisseInvestment Banking and Brokerage

One Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong

directions_walk22 mins walk from Austin MTR Station