TRAINEE: Paralegal

Trainee|Hong Kong|Legal / Tax / Insurance

TRAINEE: Paralegal

  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Trainee
  • Legal / Tax / Insurance


  • Assist the Lawyers in the Legal team in respect of structured debt issues on all underlyings including equities, commodities, fixed income and credit (for Asia Pacific - Ex Japan) for SG group and client issuers.
  • Review and draft documentation, and arranging execution of the above transactions and matters.
  • Assist with related processes and reporting.
  • Contact relevant internal stakeholders as appropriate.

Profile required

  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in law or finance
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent command of (i) spoken and written English and (ii) written Chinese. Mandarin an advantage
  • A Level (or equivalent) with a mathematics/ computer science component an advantage
  • Experience with building macros in Excel an advantage
  • Previous experience in financial services sector/ derivatives/ structured products an advantage
  • Interest in derivatives/ structured products
  • Attention to details and conscientious
  • Fluent English is mandatory


  • Responsibility - Performance: I strive for high performance
  • Responsibility - Risk awareness: I am constantly on the lookout for risks 
  • Client - Client  focus: I put long term relationship with our clients at the center of my actions, whatever my position 
  • Team Spirit - Synergies: I make cooperation with colleagues in and outside my team a priority
  • Commitment - Exemplarity: I embody the Group’s values 
  • Innovation - Technology: I adopt new  technologies in the solutions and projects I work on

This is a fixed term 12 month Trainee contract with Societe Generale. You will form part of the team on a full time basis. In order to apply for the Trainee position please ensure you have completed your qualification and will be available to work full time for the duration of the Trainee contract.

Business insight

Company Description:

Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Founded in 1864, we have been playing a vital role in the economy for over 150 years. With more than 133,000 employees based in 61 countries worldwide, we accompany 32 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial strength with a strategy of sustainable growth.                                              

ASIA-PACIFIC (ASIA), as one of the Business Units of Societe Generale, operates in 12 locations across the Asia Pacific region, employing over 2,500 employees with the regional headquarter located in Hong Kong. Our activities here are centered on Societe Generale's Global Banking & Investor Solutions pole (GBIS), a major growth engine for the Group and a key pillar of Societe Generale's universal banking model. Our expertise in Asia Pacific ranges from Corporate & Investment Banking (Advisory, Financing and Global Markets) to Asset Management, Global Transaction Banking and specialised financial services like Equipment & Vendor Finance and Vehicle Leasing & Fleet Management. In addition, Societe Generale's Global Solution Centre (SGGSC) in Bangalore and Chennai offers customised business solutions to the Societe Generale Group globally including ASIA.

Department Description

The Legal Division serves a risk mitigation function within the Group and defines the norms, standards, procedures and controls associated with the legal risk framework, regardless of the line of defence in which such legal risk issues arise. The Legal Division provides independent legal advice within the Group and, among its roles, it identifies, assesses, analyses and mitigates legal risk issues within the Group.

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 240007FA
Entity: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Starting date: 2024/06/01
Publication date: 2024/03/14