Legal Counsel - DFS361374 in Shenzhen at DFS

Date Posted: 11/19/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Reporting to the Associated General Counsel and working alongside the lawyers in the team and outside counsel and in accordance to the established Legal and Compliance Department (LCD) practices, you will primarily be representing LCD in supporting DFS’ business within the PRC.

Key Responsibilities:

• preparing and reviewing legal documents including a variety of commercial and retail-related agreements;
• assisting with the legal and compliance aspects of the business in the PRC;
• responding to ad-hoc legal queries;
• responding to request from internal auditors and/or external auditors; and handling legal billing and managing legal budget;
• coordinating with outside counsel and corporate secretarial firms;
• working in tandem with LCD to deliver and enforce internal DFS policies;
• preparing documentation for the maintenance and/or formation (if any) of corporate entities; and
• drafting corporate resolutions and related documents and preparing for board and shareholder meetings.

Key Requirements:

• Educational Requirements : Law Degree
• Work Experience Minimum : 4-6 years PQE with experience in major national or international law firms in the PRC or in a corporate legal team of an MNC in the PRC reporting to senior executives
• Demonstrate excellent written, verbal and listening skills in Chinese and English. French language skills are also desirable.
• High Computer proficiency: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and calendar software; database experience Excellent verbal, and written communication skills; able to compose and edit correspondence in a professional manner
• Be able to travel across the PRC per business requirements.
• Demonstrate knowledge of PRC corporate and commercial law, including company secretarial matters.
• Have strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize effectively and handle multiple deadlines.
• Demonstrate a positive, professional, and collaborative demeanor and strong business acumen to gain the confidence, trust and reliance of colleagues.