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Counsel, GM China

  • Location
    • Shanghai, Shanghai
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


Roles and Responsibilities

·       Analyze legal questions and work directly with client groups in China to identify, analyze and initiate appropriate action on legal issues.

·       Provide oral and written legal advice to clients.

·       Counseling on the ongoing business operations, including employee, supplier, data, ecommerce or partner related issues etc., and legal support to the corporate law related projects assigned from time to time.

·       Supervise employment litigations and other litigations with outside counsel.

·       Provide support to the lead counsel and senior counsel in the corporate development or governance related issues.

·       Work with outside counsel and headquarter lawyers in team as needed.

Required Qualifications and Experience

·       Bachelor’s Degree in law (or higher qualification) from leading law school in China

·       Legal Qualification in China

·       Excellent reading, writing and presentation skills in both Chinese and English

·       At least 9 years’ experience in a Multinational Corporate legal department or premium law firm in China

·       Strong legal background in Chinese contracts, corporate, ecommerce and employment laws and good to have experiences in litigations

·       Pragmatic in the approach to law

·       Self-starter and team player with the ability to operate in a matrix organization


Skills and Abilities:

·       Excellent communication skills with internal and external customers.

·       Diligent and agile

·       Result Orientation and customer focus

·       Actively managing and adapting to changes, challenges, and dynamic business/work environments

·       Strong sense of compliance

Additional Description

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