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Head of Legal & Company Secretary

Prudential plc Mongkok, Hong Kong
Posted 2 months ago Permanent Competitive
Head of Legal & Company Secretary
Prudential's purpose is to be partners for every life and protectors for every future. Our purpose encourages everything we do by creating a culture in which diversity is celebrated and inclusion assured, for our people, customers, and partners. We provide a platform for our people to do their best work and make an impact to the business, and we support our people's career ambitions. We pledge to make Prudential a place where you can Connect, Grow, and Succeed.

This role will provide advice on all legal matters relating to company activities to support the achievement of business goals.

Job Responsibilities:
  • To facilitate ease of business transactions through the provision of legal advice to all areas of the organisation, including the Board of Directors
  • Support the timely launch of new products by advising on all legal documentation for products, including policy contract terms, product marketing brochures and illustrations
  • Develop and maintain constructive relationships with regulatory bodies (OCI, HKMA, MPFA, PCA, SFC) to help foster mutual trust, respect and understanding; including lobbying as well as the provision of advice to assist in the development of regulation
  • Provide competitive advantage to the organisation with maintaining currency and anticipating regulatory and market trends, assessment of legal risks and advising on mitigating actions; inclusive of matters relating to the governance of the Board of Directors
  • Oversight of all corporate governance matters, including management of board meeting materials.

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Fully qualified solicitor of the HKSAR
  • Minimum 10 years post qualification experience in a reputable law firm and/or as in-house counsel
  • Knowledge of insurance legal frameworks in Hong Kong
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including presentation and facilitation capabilities
  • Proven negotiation and influencing skills
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Excellent command in Cantonese and English

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equality of opportunity of benefits for all who apply and who perform work for our organisation irrespective of sex, race, age, ethnic origin, educational, social and cultural background, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, disability or part-time / fixed-term work, or any other status protected by applicable law. We encourage the same standards from our recruitment and third-party suppliers taking into account the context of grade, job and location. We also allow for reasonable adjustments to support people with individual physical or mental health requirements.
Job ID  24040467
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