Sun Life offers products and services in insurance, retirement, and investment so their clients can achieve lifetime financial security and live a healthy life.
Counsel Asia
Hong Kong- Taikoo Shing

At Sun Life, we work together, share common values and encourage growth and achievement. We offer many career paths that attract a wide variety of talent and skills. Follow a path that lets your talents shine.

Job Description:

Sun Life (TSX, NYSE: SLF) is a leading international financial services organization providing insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individual and corporate Clients. Sun Life has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of March 31, 2019, Sun Life had total assets under management exceeding CAD 1 trillion.

Asia is a key engine of growth for Sun Life's global business. Our regional operations contribute significantly to our overall earnings and the proportion of revenue generated in Asia is rising as our businesses here develop. We are looking for engaged, collaborative, corporate/commercial lawyers with business acumen and a focus on the client experience to join our dynamic Asia Regional Office legal team.

This is an agile role based in Hong Kong. Successful candidates will be assertive, resilient, adaptable and self-confident. They will provide proactive, timely and strategic legal support to the Sun Life Asia Regional Office and operating businesses. This is an exciting opportunity and the successful candidates will be offered sophisticated transactional and advisory work with international scope as part of organization that places a premium on talent promotion and career progression.

Key Responsibilities:

Commercial and Other Legal Services
  • Provide legal support to the Sun Life Asia Regional Office and Asia operating businesses, including in Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam
  • Review, draft and advise on commercial contracts; Conduct legal research and analysis

Company Secretarial / Corporate Governance
  • Act as a key liaison with our Enterprise Corporate Secretary's Department and Sun Life Asia company secretaries
  • Coordinate matters relating to our Sun Life Asia boards of directors and committees; Advise on corporate governance matters

Mergers & Acquisitions; Transactions
  • Support our Strategy & Corporate Development group and Sun Life Asia businesses on a variety of projects, including M&A, strategic insurtech investments, joint ventures and other transactional work

  • Work with Regional Office Digital and IT functions to support digital and technology enhancement initiatives

Regulatory and Risk
  • Track and monitor changes in laws and regulations relevant to the businesses of Sun Life Asia and assist with risk trends analysis


Successful candidates will be:
  • Able to work effectively to provide proactive, timely and strategic legal support in a high performance, agile and fast-paced environment
  • Skilled at simplifying complex legal concepts and communicating clearly
  • Able to collaborate confidently and effectively, while building relationships across multiple areas and levels
  • Familiar with industry and regulatory trends
  • Able to take a risk-based approach to prioritizing work
  • Enthusiastic about leveraging data and technology to deliver legal solutions
  • Able to flexibly work across multiple time zones while supporting international projects
  • Have strong plain English language skills; be fluent in Mandarin (preferred)

Education & Experience:
  • LL.B or equivalent, and a member in good standing of the Law Society of Hong Kong or equivalent
  • At least 2-5 years PQE with relevant experience at a law firm or in-house legal team

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