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Job

Sr. Legal Counsel

  • Location

    Beijing/Shanghai/Shenzhen

  • Sector:

    Financial Services and Banking

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact:

    Yang Chen

  • Contact email:

    y.chen@hamlynwilliams.com

  • Salary high:

    0

  • Salary low:

    0

  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-06-20

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

This is a newly opened Senior Level position from my client, one US information services company.

Master or Bachelor degree in legal

Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Efficiently draft, negotiate and review complicated customer and vendor contracts in both Chinese and English.
  • Partner with the legal team to continually develop and improve legal team processes.
  • Provide legal support to the Company relating to corporate governance, employee relationship and other various issues by applying sensible judgement and outstanding communication skills.
  • Lead and team with other legal department lawyers and non-lawyer personnel to ensure timely execution of legal and compliance related tasks for the Company.
  • Hands-on and work closely with multiple business segments, including Business Development, Client Solutions and Company’s supporting functions.
  • Lead by example, train and guide relevant staff and enforce processes to ensure the highest legal and compliance standards are met in all aspects of the business.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and manage expectations with all levels of leadership within the Greater China region.

An ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Law degree (LL.B. or higher) from a top law university, with demonstrated excellent academic performance
  • Around 10 years’ post qualification experience as a self-sufficient transactional/commercial attorney with a reputable first tier law firm and/or multi-national company
  • Must be fluent in Mandarin and English, and in MS office and comfortable with new technology. Prior experience of working on Salesforce platform would be an added advantage
  • Demonstrate appropriate leadership presence as a manager and legal professional
  • Exceptional written and oral English communication skills
  • Able to work across culture and country
  • Successful track record of working in fast-paced, client-service environment
  • Ability to problem solve, manage escalation and collaborating with teams to achieve objectives
  • Highly-developed organizational skills and be articulate, detail oriented and hard working
  • Having experience in managing junior lawyers /paralegals is a plus but not required