Star Anise wins preferred supplier tender to grow legal team for Hong Kong’s newest regulatory authority

by Press Team in News & Press

DatePosted on May 16, 2018 at 12:15 AM
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Leading independent legal and compliance recruitment firm Star Anise has been mandated by Hong Kong's Insurance Authority (“IA”) in its hire of two senior legal professionals, following a competitive tender. 

The preferred supplier role will see the Hong Kong-based recruitment firm be the exclusive legal recruiter in the independent regulatory body's search for two senior roles in their legal section, a General Counsel and a Senior Legal Counsel, respectively. IA was established under the Insurance Companies (Amendment) Ordinance 2015 on 7 December 2015 as a regulatory authority independent of the Hong Kong SAR Government.  The new body took over the regulatory functions of the former (Government) Office of the Commission of Insurance on 26 June 2017. 
The IA is also widely expected to take over the regulation and oversight of all insurance intermediaries from Hong Kong’s existing 3 Self-Regulatory Organisations (“SROs”), and implement a new statutory regulatory and licensing regime by 2019. 
These SROs include: 
  • The Insurance Agents Registration Board; 
  • The Hong Kong Confederation of Insurance Brokers; and 
  • Professional Insurance Brokers Association. 
The mandate follows hot on the heels of other Hong Kong regulatory bodies who have instructed Star Anise on their legal and compliance hiring requirements.
On being chosen as the exclusive legal recruiter for these roles, Star Anise co-Managing Director, Annie Tang said, “We are truly excited and honoured to be appointed to assist the IA in identifying two prestigious senior legal positions. It’s an exciting time to be in the insurance industry right now, and the IA needs experienced and technically excellent lawyers who are robust in outlook and innovative in approach to help them implement their new regulatory powers". 
The roles can be found on the following page: 

About Star Anise

Star Anise is a leading independent legal and compliance recruitment company based in Hong Kong. Established in 2010 by two former Big Law lawyers, its clients include international law firms, listed companies, financial institutions, multi-national companies and public authorities, and is a leading source for legal and compliance professional hires in Hong Kong and other major Asian financial hubs. 
For press or job enquiries relating to these mandates, please contact Star Anise co-Managing Director, Ms Annie Tang on, telephone +852 3460 3531. 
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