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Legal - Sales & Trading Coverage Lawyer, Vice President/ Executive Director (Hong Kong)

Morgan Stanley

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Legal - Sales & Trading Coverage Lawyer, Vice President/ Executive Director (Hong Kong)

Full-time
Intermediate (3-6 years)

Posted 

Technical Skills

  • Derivatives
  • Equities
  • Investment Management
  • OTC Structured Products
  • Wealth Management

Job Description

Legal - Sales & Trading Coverage Lawyer, Vice President/ Executive Director (Hong Kong)

Location: Non-Japan Asia-Hong Kong-Hong Kong-Hong Kong

Morgan Stanley is a global financial services firm and a market leader in Institutional Securities, Wealth Management and Investment Management. The Firm’s employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 747 offices in 42 countries.  People are the source of our competitive advantage and our franchise is built upon dedicated and talented professionals who consistently set industry standards for integrity, expertise and leadership. 

The lawyers and other professionals of Morgan Stanley’s Legal & Compliance Division provide a wide range of services to our business units.  They preserve the Firm’s invaluable reputation for integrity and protect the Firm with policies and procedures that meet regulatory requirements around the world.  They also strive to maintain cooperative relationships with governmental policy makers and the regulatory and self-regulatory agencies that govern the Firm’s businesses. 

Background on the Position

We are looking to hire a Vice President to join a team which provides internal client advisory coverage of the Institutional Equity Division in Asia Pacific, in particular, the following:

- Core equities sales and trading matters, including agency and facilitation, short selling and regulatory enquiries
- Brokerage sales and trading involving securities listed in Asian jurisdictions – China (China A and B Shares), listed futures, QFII and Stock Connect, India (FPI), Korea and Taiwan
- Electronic-trading
- OTC derivatives and structured products

The team currently consists of 3 lawyers based in Hong Kong with additional support from a markets coverage lawyer in other Asian regions such as Singapore, Korea, India and Australia.  This role will report into an Executive Director in the team who leads coverage of day-to-day equity sales and trading matters (cash and derivatives), electronic trading and delta-one products.  Responsibilities also include providing regulatory advice, advising on documentation relating to all aspects of the cash equity sales and trading business, including reviewing legal issues associated with our membership of exchanges and other trading venues.  Responsibilities could also include responding to regulatory inquiries and initiatives, market structure reform and policy work.  

The role, based in HK, provides coverage for the Asia Pacific region and also involves working with country coverage lawyers in China, Singapore, India, Korea and Australia, external counsel as well as local Compliance professionals in each of our regional offices in Asia Pacific.  The position will suit a dynamic individual with a problem solving mind-set who would like direct exposure of working with clients on the trading floor.



Qualifications

We are looking for:
- A Vice President with general finance training from a reputable international law firm or in-house counsel at a leading financial institution 
- Excellent academics 
- 4+ years PQE 
- HK or UK qualified (other common law jurisdictions considered)
- Excellent oral and written communication skills (English) 
- Ability to speak, read and write Chinese and specifically Mandarin will be desirable
- First rate legal drafting and negotiation skills 
- Strong technical knowledge of Equity Sales & Trading and documentation and regulation required
- First rate analytical skills and the ability to identify and resolve issues in a fast paced environment
- Proactive, willing to learn, organized, detail-orientated, with an ability to handle pressure, manage a diverse and complex workload and work to tight deadlines




Employment TypeFull-time
Career LevelIntermediate (3-6 years)
Education LevelNon-specified
LanguageEnglish, Cantonese, Mandarin (Putonghua)
Morgan StanleyInvestment Banking and Brokerage

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