Junior Legal Adviser – Structured Products M/F - VIE Hong Kong

 Hong Kong, Hong Kong       International Volunteer Program        Legal / Taxation / Compliance


During your VIE mission you will be in charge of these responsibilities :

Providing legal advice and assistance to Front Office representatives and other departments of the bank (under the supervision of senior members of the team) for and ensuring the transaction management of matters in relation to:

  • (i) debt instruments issuances (Notes/ warrants) distributed in Asia (ex Japan), and
  • (ii) (as necessary) asset management activities in Asia (ex Japan), including preparation of legal documentation (term sheets, final terms, other offering documents, other marketing materials, distribution agreements etc) relating thereto.
It is an opportunity for a Junior Lawyer to be trained be exposed to structured products in a dynamic financial market environment. The candidate will gain hands-on experience with drafting legal documentation in relation to structured products and exposure to the innovative structures. The candidate will gain a solid understanding of the investment banking setup and acquire valuable interpersonal soft skills

The VIE assignment in a nutshell  

This VIE in Hong Kong is to begin as soon as possible but you need to plan 3 months between your application date and the beginning of your VIE assignment. It will last 24 months.

The VIE is a specific contract, under Business France’s eligibility criteria, opened to candidates under 28 and from the member states of the European Economic Space. For further information, please see www.civiweb.com.

Profile Required

You are graduated with a Master degree from Engineering or Business School or University with a specialization in international banking law / international business law

A' Level with major in mathematics preferred. Candidate should understand and not be afraid of mathematical formulae

Prior studies in common law subjects preferred.

Ideally you have past experience in investment banking/ financial institutions and/or experience with derivatives or equity/ commodity linked products is preferred.

You are fluent in English

You are proficient in Microsoft Office application (Excel, powerpoint)

Why Join Us

To facilitate the examination of your application by our English-speaking managers, we thank you for applying in English.

Business Insight

At Société Générale, you will be joining the Group General Secretariat (SEGL). SEGL monitors the administrative, legal and tax compliance of the Group's businesses in France and the rest of the world, in liaison with the Central Divisions, Core Businesses and other Societe Generale group entities. It is responsible for permanent control forlegal and tax risks and risks of non-compliance under the conditions set out in Directive no.86 (Compliance Monitoring). It is responsible for the Group's compliance function. It coordinates and manages Group insurance. It also supervises the development of the Corporate Social Responsibility policy within the Societe Generale group.

The Asia-Pacific Legal division has a local presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, and Singapore. Hong Kong is the regional Legal hub; it is also the regional business hub. The Hong Kong Legal team has approx. 30+ staff and split into four key teams:

  • Debt Securities and Listed Products
  • OTC, Cash Equities and Master Agreement
  • Global Finance
  • COO

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Job code: 19000R8J
Business unit: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 08/01/2020
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Junior Legal Adviser – Structured Products M/F - VIE Hong Kong

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