Counsel & Data Privacy Officer HK

Job Level:  Professional


Area of Expertise:  Legal & Compliance
Unit:  Allianz Global Investors
Employing Entity:  AllianzGI GmbH /HK Branch
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  32750

Join us. Let’s care for tomorrow.

At Allianz Global Investors we foster a culture of professionalism, fulfillment, and an inclusive working environment. Do you want to be part of a leading active asset management company? Then join us now as a Counsel and Data Protection Officer who will also take on the role of Records & Information Management Officer (RIMO) within our Legal Team AP.




What you do:

  • Serve the role of Data Protection Officer and Records & Information Management Officer as part of the Global Data Protection Team and provide subject matter expert advice and legal support to Allianz Global Investors' businesses on personal data protection and records management laws and requirements in Asia and draft relevant documentation including privacy notice and policies

  • Support the Regional DPO in implementation of Allianz Global Investors’ Global Data Protection and Records Management programs, including developing and implementing awareness programs, conducting trainings and participating in special projects on an as-needed basis.

  • Advise on legal and regulatory issues relating to financial institutions for use of information / digital technology, digital investment and virtual banking, trademark registrations / maintenance and other intellectual properties, outsourcing, information security and data/record retention and storage

  • Coordinate with legal teams and stakeholders from other regions on global projects relating to information / digital technology, information security, personal data privacy and data/record retention and storage

  • Prepare global and local advice and draft policies and procedures in connection with personal data privacy, information security and data/record retention and storage for Allianz Global Investors

  • Work closely with, and provide advice to, local and global IT team, distribution team and HR team regarding personal data, technology and information security related issues

  • Assist the AP legal team on fund platforms related matters, including drafting and reviewing fund related documentation such as offering documents and other marketing materials and providing legal advice and assistance on registration of funds throughout the region (including preparing and managing intercompany agreements between local and regional Allianz Global Investors companies and other members of the Allianz group)

  • Review, draft and negotiate other agreements (including IT agreements, IP licensing agreements, leases, etc.) and provide legal advice in connection with all aspects of the business activities of the Allianz Global Investors group in Asia Pacific

  • Assist in the drafting of policies, procedures and guidelines relevant to the Legal Department

  • Assist in the preparation and maintenance of templates, regional regulatory reference documents and precedents to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Legal Department.

  • Other ad hoc assistance to the Global Data Protection and local Legal team


What you bring:

  • A University degree in Law from a reputable university

  • Admitted in Hong Kong (or other common law jurisdiction(s)) or one of the EU jurisdictions

  • 3-7 years relevant experience

  • Familiarity with rules and regulations related to data protection and records management in core Asia-Pacific jurisdictions noted above

  • Excellent English

  • Excellent legal drafting and negotiation skills

  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills and willing to take late calls with our offices in Europe

  • Mature, independent and proven ability to work on cross-jurisdictional basis and able to work professionally

  • Must be a team player

  • Positive attitude and high EQ with a willingness to learn and achieve

  • Commercially focused/problem solver

  • Able to manage time well and juggle competing priorities

  • Basic knowledge on EU GDPR (preferred)


What we offer:

  • “New Normal”, it’s not news to us: As a global company, we’ve known the hybrid model before it was ‘in’. Work flexibly according to internal guidelines (e.g., hybrid model/flexible working hours) 

  • Investments for the future: Access to pension/ savings plans/ Allianz products

  • Shared success: Company share purchasing plan 

  • Support for what matters: Mental health and wellbeing programs 

  • Investments in your career: Career opportunities within the entire Allianz Group 

  • Investments in your skills:  Comprehensive learning and development offerings, including certifications and professional qualifications

  • … and so much more! 





About Allianz Global Investors

Allianz Global Investors is a leading global active asset manager.

We invest for the long term and want to create value for clients every step of the way. We do this by being active – in how we partner with clients and anticipate their needs, and build solutions based on capabilities across public and private markets. Our focus on enhancing our clients’ assets leads naturally to a commitment to sustainability for positive change. Our goal is to enhance the investment experience for clients, whatever their location or goals.

Putting our clients' needs first, behaving in a transparent way and treating people fairly means acting with integrity. We respect difference and diversity and reward individual performance and teamwork. We encourage a collegial culture, that supports individual responsibility. We invest in the development of our employees to maximize the power of innovation.

If you feel inspired to promote the active asset management experience, this is the place for you. We encourage you to join our diverse, international, technology-enabled, and agile environment. Simply upload your CV in English to apply for this position!

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