Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited

Head of Legal Department

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited
Posted on 16-Apr-21

Head of Legal Department

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited

Job Highlights

  • Legal Head
  • Qualified lawyer with minimum 12 years experience
  • Reports to CE member

Job Description

Position Summary:

Acts as the chief in-house legal advisor and directs the legal affairs of the bank. Provides legal counsel and guidance on the ordinary and special activities of the bank. Ensures maximum protection of the Bank’s legal rights, utilizing broad familiarity with most major legal disciplines.

Reports To: Deputy Chief Executive
Supervises: Legal staff at all levels

Position Accountabilities:

  • Provides legal counsel and advice to senior management and various departments in order to obtain maximum protection of the Bank’s right.
  • Participates in senior management and department policy deliberations. Directs the defence of the bank against suits or claims and prepares the prosecution of the bank’s claims against others. Oversees the legal aspects of banking transactions and the preparation of reports and statements of a legal nature.
  • Conducts and participates in more complex litigations and determines the appropriate legal response according to the circumstances. Represent the bank in certain litigations.
  • Represent the bank in all matters under negotiation with the regulatory bodies and advises line managers on legal aspects of business with customers.
  • Implements decision of senior management and departments by preparing documentation which complies with all legal and regulatory aspects of any proposal, working with external lawyers, as necessary.
  • Liaises with corporate counsels in other banks and co-ordinates collective action in making submissions to government and regulatory bodies.
  • Work with representatives from various departments on developing and modifying practices and procedures to conform to legal requirements.

Incumbent Requirements:
Possesses in-depth knowledge of company and business law and the related disciplines.  A qualified lawyer with minimum 12 years experience.

Additional Information

Career Level
Years of Experience
12 years
Job Type
Full Time, Permanent

Company Overview

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited (“ICBC (Asia)”) is the flagship of overseas business of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (“ICBC”) – currently the largest commercial bank in China, and it is one of the domestic systemically important banks (D-SIBs) in Hong Kong. Currently, ICBC (Asia) has 57 retail outlets (including 29 “Elite Club” Wealth Management Centres) in Hong Kong. It is engaged in commercial banking, investment banking and other financial services, including those of securities, insurance and funds, with a focus on commercial and retail banking as well as global market business. Chinese Mercantile Bank and ICBC Asset Management (Global) Company Limited, two wholly-owned subsidiaries of ICBC (Asia), specialize in Renminbi services in mainland China and ICBC’s global asset management business respectively.

Additional Company Information

Benefits & Others
Education allowance, Medical insurance, Performance bonus, Five-day work week