Legal Counsel

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Last update 2024-07-24
Expires 2024-08-24
ID #2237305910
Legal Counsel
Hong Kong, Hong Kong,
Modified July 10, 2024


About Avenir Investment Management Limited: Avenir Investment Management Limited is a dynamic company committed to excellence in the Financial Industry.

We prioritize a culture of continuous learning and development, fostering the professional growth of our employees.

Led by a founder known for entrepreneurial spirit and resilience, our group includes Asset Management, Crypto Exchange, and Web3 Technology businesses.

Through strategic leadership and innovation, we've established a strong global presence.

With expanding business activities and a focus on technology and innovative solutions, we are rapidly growing in the market.

We seek experienced professionals who share our commitment to sustainable development and growth to join our team.

Position Summary: We are seeking a skilled Legal Counsel to join our dynamic team based in Hong Kong.

As a Legal Counsel, you will play a crucial role in managing various legal aspects of our operations, ensuring compliance with local laws and regulations, and providing strategic legal advice to support our corporate governance and commercial activities.

  About the Job Responsibilities Manage various local civil and commercial contracts for the company based in Hong Kong.

Assist the company in handling various legal documents related to asset management, including both equity investment and secondary market investment.

Provide legal consulting services for local corporate governance and legal issues in the company's asset management business.

Lead the handling of legal disputes, particular investment disputes and other legal matters specific to the web3 asset management industry.

Collaborate with external counsel lawyers to address legal matters and ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

Conduct research on laws and policies related to asset management in Hong Kong and the wider region.

Support the legal department of the company in other assigned tasks and projects.

  Qualifications: Full-time legal undergraduate or JD from a reputable institution.

Have at least one legal qualification from a common law jurisdiction.

Minimum of five years of legal work experience, preferably with a focus on the web3 or financial industry.

Experience working as a practicing lawyer, in the M&A area, the fund investment area or listing compliance would be advantageous.

Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Possess a cheerful personality and willingness to communicate and collaborate with legal colleagues from different jurisdictions.

  What You'll Do Reporting to the General Counsel, you will be an important member of our team of corporate and commercial lawyers.

Handle ongoing commercial and investment contracts, M&A, partnerships, and related matters globally.

Address commercial contracts risk within the company, implementing measures to mitigate and reduce such risk.

Represent the Company in negotiations with commercial parties where appropriate.

Manage external law firms, including engagement, work review, fee approval, and ongoing matter management.

Represent the legal team in contract and commercial matters, advising on corporate structuring, terms & conditions, and special projects.

Provide robust, commercially sensible, and practical advice to internal stakeholders, managing their expectations throughout legal matters.

Support the General Counsel and business teams in company growth efforts.

Implement efficient automated methods to scale up contract support for the company.

Manage corporate secretarial matters, including setup, dissolution, and management of group companies and directors.

  What You'll Need Qualified lawyer with at least 5 years of legal PQE experience from a leading common law jurisdiction.

In-house experience from a reputable organization and/or prior top-tier law firm experience is highly valued.

Located in Hong Kong.

Experience and knowledge of financial products (spot trading, copy trading, margins, derivatives, options) and commercial transactions is essential.

Proven track record in leading teams and managing commercial matters from inception to completion.

Familiarity with current legal operations efficiency methods to redesign contract flows.

Experience with web 3 industry, equity investment and/or fund investment is a plus.

Startup experience preferred, especially in handling complex legal matters in fast-paced environments.

Experience and knowledge of the asset management regulatory environment highly valued.

Ability to work independently, make tough decisions, and manage complex projects effectively.

Excellent legal drafting and interpretation skills.

Excellent command of written and spoken English; fluency in Mandarin highly preferred.

  Why Join Avenir Investment Management Limited: Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

Supportive and collaborative work environment.

Opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

We Offer Guaranteed Double pay Attractive bonus payout 5-day work Medical & Dental Support 16 days Annual leave & 3 days paid special leave Convenient work location If you are a proactive legal professional with a passion for technology and a strong commitment to excellence, we encourage you to apply and join our innovative team.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Legal counsel

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