• In-house Counsel -China

    Job Locations CN-BEIJING 100027
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  • Overview

    Key member of the in-house legal group and China management team of a fast-paced, publicly-traded US-based global software company. 


    • Negotiate, review and draft complex software license, implementation services, system integrator and channel sales agreements.
    • Advise sales and other internal groups on business and legal issues relating to proposed transactions with customers and third parties.  
    • Provide strategic business and legal advice to sales and other internal groups with a comprehensive and long-term approach to business growth and success. 
    • Assume primary responsibility for legal issues in China, including risk management
    • Advise management on human resources/employment issues
    • Drive efforts to stop software piracy and ensure license and IP compliance
    • Manage dispute resolution (including litigation and arbitration)
    • Implement corporate programs & policies throughout the region
    • Manage relationships with outside law firms in the region
    • File statutory documentation for corporate governance and record-keeping, and other company secretary duties.
    • Advise regarding real estate property leases.
    • Manage projects in other areas as needed.


    • Law degree from an accredited law school.
    • At least eight years’ experience in sophisticated legal environment(s); large law firm and US-based public software technology company experience preferred
    • Current registration in good standing with the appropriate authorities or organization such as bar association
    • Experienced in negotiating complex software licenses and consulting service agreements for US-based public software companies.
    • Experienced in structuring, negotiating, and closing other business transactions.
    • Experienced with employee relations / labor law in China
    • Experienced with China business and legal and judicial environments
    • Fluent in written and spoken Mandarin and English


    Required Competencies:

    • Have an ownership orientation, as opposed to acting as a passive consultant or external advisor. Be directly involved in issues and on top of the details. Be the accountable subject matter expert.
    • Be able to work with limited supervision and to co-ordinate with headquarters.
    • Focus on hands-on practical outcomes that produce results. Be flexible and spend time on what’s important.
    • Work effectively in ambiguous situations, through shifting priorities and rapid change.
    • Set deadlines for action and be persistent in monitoring progress to ensure completion on schedule.
    • Maintain consistently high productivity.
    • Be highly organized. See the “big picture” while maintaining attention to detail.
    • Establish effective relationships and earn trust and respect. Demonstrate confidence and competence to internal and external constituents.
    • Operate with energy and intensity and respond comfortably to the same in others.
    • Function well in a tightly-managed organization. Present challenges and recommendations clearly and efficiently.
    • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management, critical thinking, writing and communications skills
    • Be able to provide counsel and transaction assistance on a flexible daily work schedule. Extended work hours will be required during the last month of each fiscal quarter.
    • Possess collaborative spirit and steady demeanor in challenging situations.




    The position will be based in our Beijing office. Travel will be required.





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