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Senior Legal Counsel Shanghai China,  

Solvay (company)


Posted on : 23 March 2017

Project Description


Responsibilities:
  • Assist implementing the Company s merger, acquisition, joint venture and divestiture strategy; help manage outside legal resource to work on the negotiations of transactions. 
  •  Contract Review and Negotiation: draft and review various contracts and legal documents, balance and minimize risks, gain greater commercial benefits and ensure the Company is protected legally. 
  • Compliance & Corporate Governance Issues: monitor and improve process for corporate compliance with applicable laws and regulations in the areas of commercial, anti-trust and other legal/regulatory requirements to advance the Company s business objectives in China. 
  •  Develop strong hands-on working relationships with business partners at all levels of the Company. 
  • Actively communicate and follow up on obligations and opportunities arising in connection with commercial transactions. 
  • Litigation/Claims/Government Investigation: initiate, defend and settle of claims, demands and litigations throughout China; monitor compliance with the claims policy and procedures and progress of court, employment tribunal, arbitration proceedings, and other regulatory investigation in order to limit the Company s exposure to legitimate and enforceable claims.
  •  Retention and supervision of outside legal counsel for both litigation and general legal services (regulatory, labor, anti-trust, customs, etc.) 
  •  Employment Issues: advise management on laws affecting hiring, overseas training, dismissal, redundancy, disciplinary actions, compensation, benefits and training of the Company staff. 
  •  Training: provide training to China employees on various legal subjects.


 Qualifications
  •  Chinese law degree at a well-respected, accredited PRC university.
  •  Candidate must have passed the PRC National Bar Exam. 
  •  Candidate possessing an additional degree in international commercial law or LLM degree from an accredited overseas law school or from a well-respected university would be a plus. 
  •  Fluent in written and spoken Mandarin; fluent in written and spoken English. 
  •  Minimum 12-15 years post graduate experience overall, the bulk of which will likely be with either a reputable law firm or corporate law department in PRC (optimal  with a multinational  company). Must have strong transactional experience in handling PRC issues, including some experience in handling IP issues. 
  •  Solid track record of corporate/commercial projects experience such as setting up and structuring of operations, M&A, divestment, liquidation in China.
  •  In-depth knowledge of Chinese commercial law and regulatory framework, Chinese corporate, labor and contract law; Chinese general litigation procedures; trade; and Chinese intellectual  property law.
  •  Good grounding on employment and dispute resolution. 
  •  Able to balance legal requirements with business objective and ability to render practical, creative and legal solutions to help business grow. 
  •  Demonstrated superior skills in handling multiple tasks; effective prioritization skills; demonstrated practical and business oriented approach.
  •  Mature professional + strong communication + interpersonal skills
  •  Good team player - able to forge good working relationships at all levels of the business
  •  Withstands pressure and exercises sound commercial judgment.
  •  Self-motivated and good learning ability enabling the candidate to adapt him/her to the fast path of business growth.
  •  Flexible and good listener.
  •  Takes an active interest in business and commercial issues. 
  •  Willingness to take on new roles and proactively support business initiatives.
  •  High energy and keen commitment towards delivery against on promises.
  •   Willingness to travel.

Locations

Shanghai Shanghai Shi China

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