• Legal Division, Investment Banking Legal, Vice President, Hong Kong

    Location(s) HK-Hong Kong
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Vice President/Executive Director
    Asia Except Japan
    Business Unit
    IBD Legal
    Employment Type


    The Investment Banking Division Legal Group (IBD Legal) provides legal advice and investment banking transaction execution expertise to the Firm’s Investment Banking Division, including the Financing Group, worldwide. It is the mission of IBD Legal to provide high-quality legal and

    policy advice relating to the Firm’s broad investment banking businesses and help ensure value-added execution of transactions undertaken by the Investment Banking Division while protecting the interests of Goldman Sachs. Members of IBD Legal are involved in virtually everyinvestment banking and capital markets financing transaction and have a wide range of responsibilities, which vary in response to the needs of different product areas, industries and

    regions. The role of IBD Legal is dynamic, has evolved over time and is expected to continue to evolve in response to the changing needs of Goldman Sachs’s many businesses.




    • Legal Advisor to the Investment Banking Division — IBD Legal acts as an internal legal advisor to the Investment Banking Division on all matters, including matters outside the transaction execution context. The judgment and experience of IBD Legal members is highly valued, particularly in weighing legal, policy, reputational and commercial considerations. IBD Legal members are frequently called upon to provide advice and answer questions or to become involved in resolving issues or problems that arise, often in difficult situations involving extreme time pressure and client sensitivity
    • Financing and Merger Transactions — Members of IBD Legal work on a broad range of securities transactions, including public and private offerings of equity and equity-related securities, investment grade and high-yield debt, municipal securities, bank and bridge loans, structured financing products, tender offers, exchange offers and consent solicitations. IBD Legal also assists in reviewing and negotiating the terms of engagement letters and confidentiality agreements relating to the engagement of Goldman Sachs as financial advisor on merger and other strategic transactions. In each of these roles, members of IBD Legal work closely with bankers and other professionals in the different areas of the Investment Banking Division, including the Financing Group, and other divisions, as well as with IBD Legal members from different offices. IBD Legal members also work closely with clients, outside counsel andrepresentatives of other investment banks. The responsibilities of an IBD Legal team member vary depending on the transaction, but usually include advising on the structuring and execution of the transaction, assessing Firm legal and reputational risks, reviewing and negotiating documents, coordinating with outside counsel, identifying and resolving policy issues and procedural questions and resolving legal issues that arise during the course of a transaction. IBD Legal does not replace outside counsel on transactions, although IBD Legal improves the efficient use of outside counsel through effective deal management
    • Policy Development, Business Practices and Training — IBD Legal members play a critical role in responding to regulatory changes and advising on business practices, policy development and implementation, training, compliance/best practices initiatives and the development of standard procedures and documentation
    • New Product Development — IBD Legal assists in developing new products and transactional structures by advising on applicable law, assessing legal and regulatory risks, raising and resolving relevant legal and policy issues, assisting in coordinating appropriate areas within Goldman Sachs and acting as liaison with outside counsel and regulatory bodies. IBD Legal members are also frequently involved in assisting clients and their counsel in better understanding new product transactions and their execution



    • Legal Advisor to the Investment Banking Division — playing a central role in weighing legal, policy, reputational and commercial considerations
    • Financing and Merger Transactions — working on a broad range of securities transactions, including public and private offerings of equity and equity-related securities, investment grade and high-yield debt, bank and bridge loans and structured financing products
    • Policy and New Product Development, Business Practices and Training — playing a role in responding to regulatory changes and advising on business practices, policy development and implementation, training, compliance/best practices initiatives, the development of standard procedures and documentation and the development and analysis of new products



    • Qualified lawyer with 6 – 12 years PQE
    • Candidates will need to demonstrate a strong grounding in securities and corporate finance law and practice
    • Relevant post-qualification experience either with a reputable law firm or as in-house counsel


    • US or HK legal qualification
    • Native level speaker of Mandarin preferred; will consider non-native but must be a fluent
    • Mandarin speaker who is capable of Chinese legal drafting
    • Experience with Chinese issuers



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