Job Descriptions: Reporting to the CEO of the Company and Group Head of Legal at HQ, the successful candidate will be responsible for: Legal matters that affect the Group with regard to UK and EU law matters; Overseeing all legal work undertaken within the Company day to day; Supporting both equities sales and trading team and investment banking team; Supporting the management of the Company, in terms of keeping the management apprised of legal and regulatory updates that will affect the business; Putting in place appropriate training and creating new policies and procedures to reflect the changes or updating existing ones, which includes changes to financial services regulation; Working closely with the Compliance teams in London, Hong Kong and China; Supporting the management in oversight of operational matters ideally with some understanding of finance, tax and employment rules and also trade settlement; Assisting the Board of Directors on company secretarial matters; Working with teams in other jurisdictions. Skills and Abilities A professional with excellent interpersonal skills and a high degree of integrity; A self-starter who is independent and able to take the initiative; Strong analytical and evaluative skills; Attentive to detail; Able to work alone and with a team; Capable of working under pressure; Mandarin language skill preferred but not essential. Qualifications: A solicitor qualified in England & Wales; Minimum of 8 years PQE in financial services; Trained at a leading law firm and who has spent the latter part of their career in-house in financial services. Please note: this is a principal counsel role covering the legal function of CICC UK, with primary focus on financial services regulatory work, i.e. MIFID II, GDPR, SMCR. This role will start on a temporary contract basis with opportunity to convert to permanent employee.