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Legal Counsel – Hong Kong –Financial Services

Elevate is recruiting for a Commercial Contracts Lawyer with at least 2 years PQE to work for an International Bank in Hong Kong on a 6-month contract. The successful candidate must be fluent in English and qualified in Hong Kong, China, or a Commonwealth Jurisidiction.

Key Duties:

  • Structuring, negotiating and reviewing contractual documentation to include non-disclosure agreements, term sheets, loan facility, ancillary documentation for cross-border transactions, personal guarantees, receivable purchase agreements, documentary credits and collaterals.
  • Participating in the development of new projects, new products and services and the implementation of new laws and regulations.
  • Participation to Group projects and their implementation.
  • Managing relationships with the various internal and external stakeholders involved in the transactions.

You might be the right person if you:

  • Like the sound of working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment for a market leading financial organisation
  • Enjoy negotiating and drafting contracts.
  • Like working with multinational companies, spanning different markets and industries.
  • Embrace the use of technology tools to facilitate your work.
  • Work well independently as well as with teams.

Essential experience and skills for success:

  • Banking and Finance legal experience from an In-house environment.
  • Ability to respond in a time critical fashion to requests for review of documents and transaction related matters.
  • Ability to work independently but also to share know-how with colleagues.
  • Business English at excellent level, Mandarin, Cantonese and French are an advantage.


Lawyer licensed to practice in Hong Kong, China or Commonwealth.

Elevate is the law company. We provide consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. Our global team of lawyers, engineers, consultants and business experts improve efficiency, quality and outcomes for customers worldwide. Elevate’s achievements and distinctions include:

  • Ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies two years in a row.
  • Ranked as a top Global Services Provider by Chambers & Partners three years in a row.
  • Lead Partner of the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards.
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