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MUFG Senior Counsel - Legal Department - Hanoi Branch in Hanoi Branch, Vietnam

Do you want your voice heard and your actions to count?

Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 7th largest financial group in the world. Across the globe, we’re 120,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, building long-term relationships, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.

With a vision to be the world’s most trusted financial group, it’s part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed and agility. This means investing in talent, technologies, and tools that empower you to own your career.

Join MUFG, where being inspired is expected and making a meaningful impact is rewarded.

1. Overview

  • Purpose of the Role: Responsible for providing legal services (including legal advice and legal documentation) on high sophisticated matters to both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City Branches (the “Bank”) to ensure the Bank can operate in accordance with various legal parameters.

  • Candidate may independently work or co-work with one or more team members or in consultation with team lead or department head to complete the assigned tasks.

  • Salary: Negotiable

  • Working location: Hanoi

  1. Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Draft/review legal documentation and prepare legal advice/opinion to queries related to banking and non-banking such as IP, labor, competition, etc. Regarding banking queries, focusing areas of this Role includes litigation and contentious matters management, and internal investigations, employment law, financial crime prevention legal issues, Regulatory compliance legal issues (incl. competition law, data privacy), vendor contracts and intragroup arrangements, legal department policies and procedures and legal risk management, Sales & Trading and treasury function, Institutional Investors Sales and Trading: FX (including FX Comsuite and Electronic Transaction Platform) (and requests sent from Treasury team), derivatives (including those sent from Japanese Corporate Banking Clients or Global Corporate Banking Clients), Embedded derivatives product offerings, repo, Stock lending and cash trading activities, Market infrastructure and default management matters. Other areas may include commercial loan (onshore and offshore booking), collateral and guarantee support, debt restructuring and insolvency/administration matters, project finance transactions, customer’s board resolution, authorization letter, client’s consent letter, or Non-disclosure agreement templates etc. Investment Banking products (including Project Finance, Real Estate Finance, Leveraged and Acquisition Finance, Export Credit, Commodities and Structured Trade Finance, Debt Capital Market – Loans, ESG Finance, Securitization and Fund Finance, Aviation Finance, Debt Capital Market – Bonds, Securitization-Bond), account, Prepare report to regional legal office, trade finance transactions, LC, collection, Trust Receipt, bills discounting (with or without LC), Stand-By LC, Factoring, Cash collection, Global Notification Services, GCMS and GPH service, Scanned file service, fax/email transactions, e-signature agreement, E-tax service, Export Credit, Commodities and Structured Trade Finance, Fixed Term Deposit, Remittance, etc.

  • Draft/review legal documentation and prepare legal advice/opinion to support medium sophisticated deals.

  • Provide training on local laws/regulations to Relationship Managers and staffs of other functional departments (by classroom training, legal bulletins, legal topics).

  • Provide input into legal dispute and litigation matters involving the Bank as well as provide legal support and advice for the resolution of and settlement of claims against the Bank.

  • Support the interpretation and application of changes in law and regulations to ensure legal compliance in the Bank.

  • Contribute and support the implementation of regional/ local legal frameworks and templates

  • Support in developing and updating policies to ensure alignment with all relevant regulations.

  • Maintain good working knowledge of industry trends, products, relevant laws and regulations.

  • Research and comments on draft laws.

  1. Key Relationships (with whom & Purpose)
  • External legal counsel: seek complex legal advice.

  • Local authorities (e.g. State Bank of Vietnam, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Planning and Investment, etc.): Seek for clarification/guidance.

  • Banking Working Group: Seek for discussion/raising common voice to the local authorities.

  • Arbitration centers/courts: Reference on settled precedent cases.

4. Job Requirements

  • Bachelor of laws.

  • Language: Fluent in English.

  • At least 8 years practicing as lawyer. Qualified lawyer admitted in Vietnam (attorney at laws) (preferred).

  • Enterprise law, Civil Code, Commerce Law, Law on Credit Institutions, Banking Laws, Labor Code, Law on E-transaction, etc.

  • Working experience in law firm is preferred. Banking experience is not a must.

  • Open minded, attention to details, ability to work independently as well as within a team.

  • Strong communication skills with ability to influence others

  • Detailed understanding of local Banking and Finance Law, Enterprise Law, Investment Law, Civil Code, etc.

  • Strong analytical skills to interpret data and prepare sound legal advice.

MUFG Bank Ltd & MUFG Securities Asia Limited (collectively referred to as “MUFG”) is an equal opportunity employer. We view our employees as our key assets as they are fundamental to our long-term growth and success. MUFG is committed to hiring based on merit and organsational fit, regardless of race, religion or gender.

At MUFG, our colleagues are our greatest assets. Our Culture Principles provide a roadmap for how each of our colleagues must think and act to become more client-obsessed, inclusive and innovative. They reflect who we are, who we want to be and what we expect from one another. We are excited to see you take the next step in exploring a career with us and encourage you to spend more time reviewing them!

Our Culture Principles

  • Client Centric

  • People Focused

  • Listen Up. Speak Up.

  • Innovate & Simplify

  • Own & Execute