Commercial Law Manager China / Europe Markets

One of our Chinese clients is seeking a full-time, permanent Commercial Law Manager.

You will be responsible for overseeing the company operations with respect to its China-Europe commercial, investment and real estate law practices. Due to increased cross-border investment activity between Europe and China, the company requires a seasoned legal professional with Chinese legal experience to manage the corporation’s operations with respect to Europe-China transactions and oversee the expansion of the corporation in these markets.

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  • Oversee and manage the operations of the China-Europe division;
  • Develop the corporate strategy, plans, policies and procedures with respect to its China-Europe legal services;
  • Establish a budget and oversee its implementation;
  • Identify and liaise with clients to increase visibility of the China-Europe division and ensure the corporation develops a comprehensive marketing strategy;
  • Provide guidance and leadership on the delivery of legal services and solutions with respect to complex cross-border investment, commercial and real estate matters for Chinese clients entering the European market and European clients entering the Chinese market;
  • Ensure that the corporation provides the highest degree of expertise, service and professionalism in serving its clients;
  • Maintain communication and good business relationships with all relevant parties;
  • Represent the corporation in its relationships with government, private and public sector organizations, both in Europe and China;
  • Liaise with external professionals and consultants as necessary, including investment, asset management and private equity companies, valuations, financial institutions, accountants, auditors and other legal professionals;
  • Manage the relevant staff in the China-Europe division;
  • Corporate affairs commission filings and office administration duties.

Job requirements

  • Bachelor of Law or Master of Law (preferred), in either jurisdiction (Europe or China);
  • All LLB and BL degrees from reputable institutions;
  • 5+ years of experience as legal counsel with a focus on commercial, investment and/or real estate law, representing corporate clients from China;
  • 3+ years of experience working closely with clients including individuals, investment companies, private equity firms, investment banks, financial institutions, private and publicly listed corporations and state-owned enterprises;
  • 3+ years of experience managing a law firm department, including developing an operational plan and methodology, managing and training staff and evaluating performance;
  • Strong business acumen and financial knowledge to effectively plan and oversee operational budgets;
  • Proven ability to assess performance, quality of service/representation of lawyers and/or legal support staff;
  • In depth understanding of Chinese laws, regulations and legal procedures, particularly with respect to foreign investment, offshore planning, private equity, mergers & acquisitions and public listings;
  • Strong leadership with superb communication skills, capable of breaking down and clearly explaining highly complex concepts;
  • Highly organized with the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
  • Attract and liaise with clients and develop project strategies and plans;
  • Native Chinese speaker is a must;
  • Fluent in spoken and written Mandarin;
  • Willing to travel occasionally to China;
  • Self-starter, self-motivated, hard-working, and fully committed to all practice of Law.


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External acquisition is not appreciated for this vacancy.