Corporate Counsel

Job Title: Corporate Counsel
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Shanghai
Reference: 3_150518
Contact Name: Antoine Zheng
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Job Published: May 15, 2018 16:28

Job Description


  • Key business partner of business clients who would also manage and work on commercial legal counseling matters without day-to-day supervision;
  • Support and advise the businesses on all commercial matters, such as drafting, negotiating and reviewing contracts concerning sales, purchase, distribution, manufacturing, logistics services, etc. arising from activities in or relating to the region.
  • The position will involve dealing with important customers and suppliers in the region
  • Provide legal advice related to corporate, regulatory and policy matters, such as local license and certification requirements, foreign exchange, labor law, treasury, loans, etc. 
  • Handling of HR matters (e.g. labor arbitration, labor disputes, outsourcing agreements) together with local HR departments 
  • Assist in overseeing compliance with company and ethics policies
  • Manage litigation, disputes and managing outside law firms 
  • Assist in M&A, joint venture and other HQ projects 
  • Provide legal training

Job Requirements:

  • Appropriate legal qualifications and solid experience in China legal environment; additional US / UK Master of Law would be an advantage 
  • Broad legal experience gained in leading international law firms and/or as in-house legal counsel in MNC with broad regional exposure
  • Strong commercial legal background with a pragmatic mindset to achieve business objectives
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; excellent team player and relationship builder who is able to manage different stakeholders and communicates well at all levels of the organization and work effectively as part of a worldwide legal team
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated and self-managed
  • At ease in working in diverse / multicultural environments 
  • Ability to act as trusted advisor to business and functional managers, including senior executives
  • Positive, dynamic enthusiastic 
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Mandarin is a must 

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