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Regional Legal Counsel (Hong Kong based)

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : BBBH105982
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Sector: Corporate, Legal, Built Environment
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 21/04/2017

This position will serve as the legal counsel to the Company's business units in the Asia Pacific Region, with a focus on advising on contractual issues in construction projects in Hong Kong market.
Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for day-to-day management of legal affairs for the business to provide maximum protection of the Company's contract and legal rights and to ensure that its business is conducted in accordance with legal and contract requirements, consistent with company policies
  • Work with internal subject matter experts to review contract, conduct/review project risk assessments on tender, recommend risk mitigation measures and negotiated contracts to ensure contract conditions are in compliance with the Group's guidelines
  • Provide timely assistance and advice to operations staff and management on agreement, insurance and risk management issues
  • Provide legal advice on general corporate, commercial and M&A
  • Assist in the development and implementation of best practices in agreement review and analysis
  • Handle ad-hoc tasks as assigned

Requirements:
  • Degree holder in Legal (LLB) or equivalent
  • A qualified lawyer with a minimum of 5 years post-qualification experience in a local law firm (within the assigned region) as a litigation lawyer
  • In-house experience with construction companies is a must
  • Background in Quantity Surveying is an advantage
  • Excellent English and Mandarin ability (written and spoken) is preferable
  • Familiar with commercial meetings/contractual negotiations based on an international environment
  • Team player, mature, reliable, pleasant to work with and able to work under time pressure
For more information about this role please contact our Hong Kong office