In House Legal Counsel

in Hong Kong

Why are In House Legal Jobs in demand?

In house legal jobs are in demand due to the increasing complexity of the legal landscape, the need for specialised legal advice, and the cost savings of having an in-house legal department. In-house legal departments provide a company with a dedicated team of legal professionals that are familiar with the company’s operations and legal issues. An in-house legal team can provide a company with legal advice on a wide range of topics, from contracts and intellectual property to regulatory compliance and labour law. Having an in-house legal team can also reduce costs associated with litigation and outside legal fees. Finally, in-house legal departments can help a company stay up-to-date on the latest legal developments and ensure that its operations are compliant with applicable laws and regulations.

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Key responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • Reviewing contracts and advising on legal implications.

  • Drafting, negotiating and finalising legal documents such as contracts, agreements, leases, and licenses.

- Advising on corporate governance and compliance matters.

- Providing legal advice and counsel to management on various legal issues related to business operations.

- Advising on risk management and dispute resolution.

- Representing the company in lawsuits and arbitration proceedings.

- Conducting legal research and preparing legal opinions.

- Assisting with corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions.

- Monitoring changes to relevant laws and regulations and providing updates to management.

- Liaising with external lawyers and other legal professionals.

Global Opportunities

We are an international recruitment business spanning the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong. We hire permanent and interim leadership mandates within the legal space at both multinationals and high-growth, VC backed start-ups. We represent a wide variety of in house legal opportunities across the globe but particularly in Singapore. Get in touch with us to hear more and we can run a tailored search to your requirements.

What are salaries like for In House Legal Leadership Roles?

Salaries for in-house legal leadership roles in Singapore and generally in APAC can vary significantly depending on the size of the company, the industry, and the experience of the individual. Generally, salaries for in-house counsel can range from $100,000 to $300,000 SGD per year, while those in leadership roles (General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, etc.) can earn anywhere from $150,000 to $500,000 SGD per year. Salaries in other APAC countries can vary greatly, but are generally in the same range.

Generally, salaries for in-house legal leadership roles in the UK and Europe range from around £50,000 to £250,000, with the most senior roles typically commanding the highest salaries. Additionally, bonuses and other benefits are often available to those in legal leadership roles, which can further increase their total compensation. Take a look at our Salary Survey Report which gives a valuable snapshot of trends around salary ranges.

​​Hong Kong

Our executive recruitment in Hong Kong was launched to take advantage of the city's strong business environment, which is home to a large number of multinational companies and provides a gateway to the rest of Asia. Hong Kong is also a major financial hub, making it an ideal place for executive talent scouting and recruitment. Additionally, Hong Kong is renowned for its diverse workforce, which makes it easier to find the right people with the right skills and expertise for the job.

Hiring effective leadership in this complex region is the biggest challenge facing VC backed start ups and multinational companies. Our Space Executive team, based in Hong Kong, are regional experts, supporting companies to build teams that will drive forward their Greater China growth and change strategies.

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Commuting and Culture:

Commuting in Hong Kong can be a challenge due to its dense population and limited public transportation options. The public transportation network is extensive, but can be crowded and slow during peak hours. For those who drive, traffic can be notoriously congested, especially during rush hour. The MTR (Mass Transit Railway) is the most popular form of public transport and is relatively reliable, however, its stations can become extremely crowded during peak times.

​The work culture in Hong Kong is fast-paced and highly competitive. People here are highly motivated and ambitious, and often work long hours to achieve their goals. Respect for hierarchy is important, and there is a focus on efficiency and productivity. There is also a strong emphasis on teamwork and collaboration, as well as a commitment to quality.

Our Recognised Awards

• Finalist - Global Brands Magazine Awards

• Best Places to Work in Singapore for 2019

• LinkedIn Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agency 2017

• The Global Recruiter Asia Pacific Awards 2017

• Asia Recruitment Awards 2017

• LinkedIn Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agency 2016

• Recruitment International Best Newcomer

What are senior to executive level salaries like in Hong Kong?

Senior to executive level salaries in Hong Kong vary greatly depending on the type of job and the individual's experience and qualifications. Generally, base salaries for senior to executive level positions range from around HK$200,000 to HK$2,200,000 per year. In addition to the base salary, senior to executive level employees may receive bonuses, performance-based incentives, and other benefits.

Take a look at the Salary Survey Report which gives a valuable snapshot of trends around salary ranges, how global events have impacted salary levels and the predictions for future salary changes. It also discusses the key issues employers are facing in relation to talent management and recruitment.​

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