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Commercial Attorney - US Manufacturing Company
- Commercial Attorney - US Manufacturing Company
- Based in Shanghai
About Our Client
US based Company had sales of $2.1 billion and EBITDA margins in excess of 27% in 2014.
To provide comprehensive in-house legal support for the PRC operations. To advise on contractual and corporate issues, acquisitions, regulatory matters and other legal issues of relevance to the operations. To provide training and advice on risk management and compliance subjects (such as competition law, conflicts of interest) and support the application of the global corporate policies. To assist and advise on aspects of corporate administration. This person will be based in Shanghai PRC and will report to the GC based in US. The role will require strong team working and communication abilities (while maintaining legal professionalism) in a dynamic and challenging environment. This person will be a key member of the Asian legal team. This role requires proven experience and ability to operate with remote supervision as well as to support and advise colleagues of less experience of the operations, structure and codes.
The Successful Applicant
*Quick learner/cross-cultural communicator, practical lawyer, solutions driver, enjoys giving training, strong appreciation of (willingness to learn) competition law, export licensing and compliance issues.
*Credibility and authority to support very significant projects often involving complex legal issues requiring interface with internal management and external legal support.
*Ability to assimilate into multinational corporate culture.
*Highly disciplined, team worker with ability to handle matters with minimum supervision when required.
*Strong contractual drafting skills in both Chinese and English.
*Self-starter, working closely with General Counsel and the legal team.
*Willingness to travel within PRC and occasionally elsewhere.
*Focus on PRC commercial legal affairs (contract, compliance, employment, risk management, M&A etc.).
*Effectively managing external counsel and external legal cost.
*The candidate for this position should hold a degree from a reputed university and have relevant legal qualification with at least 5 years post qualification experience. Experience may be in-house or within a reputed law firm and exposure to companies and clients in industrial and manufacturing sectors is desirable. High legal professional expertise and the ability to negotiate and draft contracts and effectively communicate legal and non-legal advice in a timely manner. Strength of character, strong ethical sense and judgment and fluency in written and spoken English and Mandarin are essential.
*Candidates who have less experience but with good potential and personality will also be considered.
What's on Offer
They offer attractive package, work & life balance and career progression.