We are looking to recruit an experienced law draftsman to join us as a Counsel. This is an excellent opportunity to join the statutory body which regulates and promotes the development of the securities and futures markets in Hong Kong including by promulgating legislation.
Duties & Responsibilities:
This is a hands-on role and you will be responsible for advising on proposals for primary and subsidiary legislation. This will involve assisting policy divisions to formulate draft drafting instructions for Bills to amend the Securities and Futures Ordinance, liaising with Government Law Draftsmen and participation in Legislative Council Bills Committees. It will also involve working closely with instructing divisions to draft subsidiary legislation for the Commission to make, including assessing the feedback from public consultation exercises, liaison with the Government and their legal advisers to settle the final text of the legislation before Gazettal and helping to navigate the negative vetting process through the Legislative Council.
You should have a good academic record and be a Hong Kong-qualified solicitor or barrister with at least eight years’ recent experience of drafting legislation in Hong Kong preferably in both English and Chinese. Candidates with less experience may be considered for the position of Assistant Counsel.
Please quote the reference and apply by 11 August 2023 with details of qualifications, previous experience, current and expected salary to:
Securities & Futures Commission
54/F, One Island East,
18 Westlands Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
(E-mail address: email@example.com)
All applications will be handled in strict confidence by authorised personnel and will only be used for recruitment related purposes. Applicants who do not hear from us within six months from the application deadline may consider their applications as unsuccessful. All information on unsuccessful candidates will be destroyed after six months.
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