Permanent - Full Time
Risk and Compliance
Job title: Risk & Compliance Officer
Practice Group: Business Services
Location: Hong Kong
A law firm focused on people and collaboration
For the past 125 years, Withers has supported some of the world's most remarkable people and organisations at defining moments in their lives.
We are the only international law firm focused on successful individuals and private capital, working closely with founders, investors, and family offices. We also advise governments, charities, global brands and start-ups of all shapes and sizes.
Many of our clients are shaping the future and creating solutions to tackle many of the world's problems. It makes for a fascinating and challenging practice. Our role is to get to know each individual client, find out where they want to be, and help them to get there – whether they are building a business, looking after their family, involved in a complex dispute, or protecting their finances for the future.
To meet their unique needs we are exceptionally collaborative, working together across teams and time zones.
We are agile, focusing on strategy rather than rigid ideas and traditional hierarchy. It is a truly flexible working culture that puts people first.
Join us to be part of a team that is always looking to the future. Where initiative, big ideas and bold moves are always encouraged. Where you can truly be yourself.
We are looking for a methodical and organized Risk & Compliance Officer, to be based in Hong Kong, who will provide an efficient level of service to the Hong Kong-based lawyers of Withers Worldwide and other Withers lawyers in the region who require Conflicts and Client Management services.
Reporting to the APAC Head of Risk & Compliance and working to complement similar support provided by staff in London and on the East and West Coasts of the USA, the successful candidate will be responsible for processing conflict checks received via the New Business Intake ('NBI') workflow, processing, dealing with anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption, and sanctions aspects of the Risk & Compliance team function and registering Client Due Diligence information and checking the data populated via the NBI in the Practice Management System ('PMS') which records details of the clients for whom we act and their respective matters.
Areas of focus and responsibilities
This list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive. It is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for, the performance of this job and, as such, the role may also include the undertaking of additional tasks as required.
Key skills and experience
Information for Recruitment Agencies
WithersWorldwide endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, WithersWorldwide operates a preferred supplier list and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from non-PSL agencies for this role.
Equal Opportunities Employment Statement
It is the policy of WithersWorldwide to provide equal opportunities for all employees in relation to recruitment, training, and promotion. Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, or disability.