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Legal Counsel, Global Data Legal in London

Job description

The HSBC Global Legal function plays an important role in protecting the Group’s reputation by helping to future-proof the organisation through robust legal risk and issue advisory. The team offers a diverse range of legal skills, jurisdictional experience and practice specialisms across all countries and territories in which our businesses operate.

We are currently seeking an experienced individual to join this team in the role of Legal Counsel, Global Data Legal.

In this role, you will: 

  • Provide advice and support on data privacy and other data-related legal issues to legal and business teams across the HSBC Group, focusing in particular on HSBC UK and Global Wealth & Personal Banking (WPB).
  • Provide high-quality, specialised legal support and advice within the assigned area of responsibility and on a variety of legal matters including matters that may be complex or have potential for significant impact.
  • Maintain and develop positive and professional working relationships with members of the HSBC UK and Global Wealth & Personal Banking (WPB) businesses.
  • Provide prompt, commercial, practical and high-quality legal advice and services in a cost-effective manner.
  • Have the opportunity to develop and progress.

To be successful in this role you should meet the following requirements: 

  • Qualified lawyer (including overseas qualified lawyers) 
  • Expertise in providing legal advice on global data privacy and data issues. You will be knowledgeable and confident in advising on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the UK GDPR and the UK Data Protection 2018, and preferably hold an additional recognised data privacy qualification such as IAPP CIPP/E certification or the BCS Certification in Data Protection
  • Experience of providing data privacy and data-related legal advice on major projects and change initiatives and delivering these effectively across a wider portfolio of requests
  • Ability and experience of  working in an agile legal team with multi-disciplinary skill sets and multiple business stakeholders
  • Sound legal documentation drafting skills including experience of advising on data privacy aspects of financial services matters, including product and client facing documentation
  • Proven record of financial services product knowledge would also be beneficial.

The base location for this role is London with Hybrid working. 

You’ll achieve more when you join HSBC.

HSBC is committed to building a culture where all employees are valued, respected and opinions count.  We take pride in providing a workplace that fosters continuous professional development, flexible working and opportunities to grow within an inclusive and diverse environment. Personal data held by the Bank relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

HSBC is committed to being an inclusive employer and providing an inclusive and accessible recruitment process for all. We will provide reasonable adjustments to remove any disadvantage to you being considered for this role. We are proud members of the Disability Confident Scheme, and will offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role. If you would like to receive any information in a different way or would like us to do anything differently to help you apply for our roles, please contact our Recruitment Helpdesk: 
Email: hsbc.recruitment@hsbc.com 
Telephone: +44 2078328500

Within the workplace you will have access to various employee resource groups which aim to promote and achieve a healthy work / life balance and support our diversity ambitions. HSBC has processes in place to avoid nepotism.  This means we will avoid circumstances in which the appearance or possibility of conflicts of interest may exist within the hiring process.

Extra information

Type of Contract
Graduate jobs
Profession type
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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