Senior Legal Counsel (Banking Candidates Only)

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Job Type: Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Specialization: Banking & Financial Services
Sub Specialization: Legal & Compliance, Operations / Middle Office, In-House Legal/Legal Counselor
Contact: Diem Tran
Reference: JO-1807-399100


* Provide counsel and legal support on a variety of legal matters, or in a specialist area
* Be considered to be a trusted adviser to the business by ensuring that commercially sensitive, pragmatic and practical legal support and advice is provided in a cost-effective manner for assigned areas
* Represent Legal at the assigned bank-wide project
* Provide counsel for assigned areas of responsibility, including matters that may be complex or have potential for legal, financial and / or reputational impact
* Support General Counsel in managing legal risks within legal functions and support other Legal Counsels to provide on-going legal oversight over the management of legal risks by businesses and functions
* Provide prompt, commercial, practical legal advice to assigned areas
* Be proactive in the provision of legal support and in advising the business promptly of material legal developments and their implications
* Ensure legal management is fully briefed on major issues arising in relevant business area and major legislative changes in area of expertise
* Liaise with panel law firms and other appropriate external parties
*Deliver fair outcomes for our customers and ensure own conduct maintains the orderly and transparent operation of financial markets
* Deliver fair outcomes for our customers and ensure own conduct maintains the orderly and transparent operation of financial markets
* Support achievement of the company's vision, Values, goals and culture in personal behavior, actions and decision making
* Take personal responsibility for understanding and agreeing performance expectations, completing the necessary mandatory training and developing the levels of capability and competence needed to be effective in the role
* Contribute to team development, effectiveness and success by sharing knowledge and good practice, working collaboratively with others to create a productive, diverse and supportive working environment
* Participate effectively as part of the Legal Team
* Share legal knowledge and best practices with legal colleagues
* Suggest ideas and contribute to implementing actions that will improve customer service, quality or the way teams and individuals work together
* Adhere to company's policy, procedures and control requirements applicable to day-to-day working, exceptional and project activities, and raise any concerns about actual or potential issues promptly, in line with reporting and escalation procedures
* Continuously monitor lawyer requirements, gather information from relevant sources to assess potential impacts and identify risks, necessary changes and business opportunities
* Apply relevant policies, procedures, practices and standards to their allocated tasks, taking responsibility for their own actions, to ensure the achievement of high levels of quality, effective risk management and regulatory compliance
* Provide legal services in a cost-effective manner
* Co-ordinate and manage the approach to legal risk in Vietnam legal and business functions for which the jobholder is responsible, to ensure that the interests of the company are adequately protected
* Assist the business to remain compliant with legal risk management requirements set out in the Group Standards Manual and Legal FIM.
* Leadership over the management of operational risk


* Bachelor degree
* 5-10 working years in law experience
* Qualified Lawyer
* Wide knowledge and experience of banking and corporate law
* Leadership skills
* Strong ability to prioritize
* Communication and inter-personal skills
* Lateral thinking/problem solving