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Senior Counsel, Vice President - Markets and Securities Services

**Brief Description of Organization**

Citi, the leading global financial services company, has some 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 100 countries, providing consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, and wealth management.

Markets and Securities Services (M&SS) Legal support all of Citi's global M&SS businesses as a single, unified department. Hong Kong, Singapore and Mumbai serve as hubs for various legal M&SS teams in APAC. The team provides legal advisory and documentation support for fixed income, currency, rates, derivatives, commodities, futures & clearing, prime finance, equities sales and trading businesses, credit and loan trading, structured products and solutions businesses.

**Job Description**

APAC M&SS Legal is looking for a lawyer to provide legal support to Citis APAC M&SS, in particular the Multi-Asset Group (MAG) within its Equities franchise. MAG is a structuring team that provides investment products and hedging solutions to institutional clients including private banks, consumer banks, asset managers and insurance companies. Products and solutions provided includes over-the-counter transactions, notes, warrants, certificates and funds.

This person will report to a senior product lawyer and be a member of the Equities legal team within APAC M&SS Legal. The person should have extensive experience and familiarity with equity derivatives, structured products and/or asset management, This is Regional Product Legal role and will be based in Hong Kong.


Structured Products:

+ Provide legal advisory services on day to day issues and strategic projects, including the launch of new, structures, products and services, client documentation and regulatory issues.

+ Work with external counsel and internal stakeholders to update and maintain various retail structured products programs, such as the offering documentation for the Citi Notes and Warrants Programmes.

+ Review and draft structured products issuance documentation, such as term sheets and pricing supplements under the Citi Notes and Warrants Programmes.

+ Advise on all matters relating to the trading and distribution of structured products, such as negotiating distribution agreements, electronic trading agreements, note purchase agreements, etc.

Asset Management:

+ Advise on fund establishment, including working with external counsel to prepare and review all related fund documentation such as fund prospectus, supplemental trust deeds, investment management agreements, license agreements, distribution agreements, etc.

+ Advise on fiduciary matters involving a Hong Kong SFC licensed asset manager

Regulatory Advisory

+ Advise on regulatory matters relating to M&SS, in particular matters arising from Hong Kong securities law and regulations, SFC Code of Conduct, PDPO, SFC and HKMA Circulars, etc.


+ Instruct, supervise and manage external counsel and junior members of the team.

+ Resolve complex issues and escalating where necessary.

+ Continuously stay informed of regulatory changes, new regulations, internal policy changes and developments in the law.

+ Coordinate with various functions, such as Compliance, Risk and Business Control.

+ Appropriately assess risk during the business decision making process, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency, as well as effectively supervise the activity of others and create accountability with those who fail to maintain these standards.


+ 6-10 years of relevant experience

+ Fluency in English and Chinese (reading and writing) is required

+ Valid Bar license to practice law

+ Banking/financial industry experience or experience from big law firm

+ Extensive knowledge and understanding of area of responsibility

+ Comprehensive knowledge of local, state and federal laws and practices

+ Consistently demonstrate clear and concise written and verbal communication

+ Proven analytical and organizational skills

+ Ability to work independently and interact with people of all levels and across regions


+ Bachelor's degree/University degree or equivalent experience

This job description provides a high-level review of the types of work performed. Other job-related duties may be assigned as required.


**Job Family Group:**



**Job Family:**

General Legal


**Time Type:**

Full time


Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Posted: 2022-05-13 Expires: 2022-06-12

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