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Job Description

APAC Employment Counsel

Location: Hong Kong

  • Providing day-to-day legal advice on the broad spectrum of employment-related matters to the APAC HR team and other key partners, such as Legal, Compliance, Risk and line of business stakeholders;
  • Managing employment threats and/or claims arising within the region, and working closely with HR, ER and other stakeholders to develop and execute plans to bring such matters to a satisfactory resolution;
  • Providing timely input on enterprise and regional HR and employment law related initiatives; such as review of incentive plans, benefit plans, new policies and procedures, and new processes
  • Maintaining and updating our library of precedent documents with a view of expanding the range of precedents available for use;
  • Managing outside counsel relationships;
  • Conducting appropriate training for HR and ER partners and others


  • Solicitor admitted in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or another common law jurisdiction
  • Sound knowledge of, and experience in, handling employment law matters within the APAC regional
  • Experience in working with, or within, large diversified financial institutions
  • Some familiarity with international employment and compensation
Desirable Qualifications

  • Familiarity with US and APAC employment, labour, compensation and benefits issues
  • Additional language skills (such as Chinese and Japanese skills)
  • Strong client relationship skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to assume responsibility quickly and to produce quality work in complex multi-team environments where collaboration, partnership and teamwork are essential
Team members support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.
Employment TypeFull-time
Education LevelNon-specified
LanguageEnglish, Cantonese, Japanese
Wells Fargo BankFinancial Services, Retail and Commercial Banking

23 / F, AIA Financial Center, 1 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

directions_walk13 mins walk from Admiralty Station