Senior Legal Counsel

Job Title: Senior Legal Counsel
Location: Shanghai
Reference: WD30107493
Contact Name: Rebecca Lu
Contact Email: rebecca.lu@jci.com
Job Published: June 14, 2021 15:07

Job Description

What you will do:

The responsibilities listed below are typical examples of work performed by the Senior Legal Counsel. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. The Senior Legal Counsel may also perform other duties as assigned.

  1. Generally, provides legal support/advice to the BT&S China field business, including but not limited to contract review and negotiation, general employment matters, potential dispute resolution for AR collection and general legal matters
  2. Drafts and reviews various contracts (confidentiality agreements, purchase and sales agreements, service contracts, distribution contracts, project bidding/booking documents etc.) and helps with negotiation of such contracts if needed
  3. Attends project pre-bid/pre-book meetings as legal business partner
  4. Acts as a Legal 30 approvers under DoA (Delegation of Authority) and reviews and approves matters as per DoA requirement
  5. Designs and implement training programs on legal topics to enhance legal awareness in all cross functions departments;
  6. Works in alignment with Corporate Legal, Compliance and Data Privacy; support global projects launched by the headquarters;
  7. Works with and manages external counsel when external advice is required Other tasks as assigned by line manager
What we look for: 


  • Bachelor Degree of a reputable law school in China or overseas
  • China legal professional qualification
  • Chinese language (native) and English language fluency (spoken and written) is necessary

Working Experience

  • A minimum of 6 – 10 years of working experience, in-house working experience with companies in similar industries would be a big plus
  • Solid legal knowledge with business oriented thoughts
  • Working experience with top tier law firms in China would be a plus
  • Proven good performance track in independent working and handling legal matters
  • Ability to identify and escalate issues timely and appropriately
  • Superior interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Reference letters from previous managers/colleagues would be a plus if can be provided

Soft Skills

  • Works independently, efficiently and effectively as a proactive team member
  • Strong business acumen with a commercial business-oriented approach to problem solving, tempered by an appreciation for legal complexity, ethics and risk
  • Team player with strong sense of character, integrity and self-confidence
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to stand firm on issues with business clients when necessary
  • Is an energetic team member and “can do” lawyer.

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