In-house Counsel (1-4 PQE) (Legal)

Job Title: In-house Counsel (1-4 PQE) (Legal)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Shanghai
Salary: RMB 250000 to RMB 500000
Contact Name: Sally McCrossin
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 19, 2020 15:47

Job Description

  • Well-known European FMCG company
  • Huge International presence in over 100 countries
  • Competitive salary package

Our client, a well-known FMCG company with a European HQ, has exclusively mandated us to fill an in-house counsel role in their Shanghai office. Reporting into the APAC Legal Director, this role is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious lawyer to join a globally recognised company with a huge international presence and its products are available in more than 100 countries. As this company has been going through a period of rapid growth the successful candidate is required to have experience in M&A and corporate transactions.  

Candidates direct from private practice are encouraged to apply, as well as candidates already in-house with relevant FMCG or F&B industry experience.

As this role sits within a global team, the successful candidate must also have excellent written & spoken English and Chinese skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide legal advice on all major business transactions including M&A/JVs, divestitures, financing and investments in PRC
  • Work closely with the local business on the implementation and roll out of group legal policy
  • Negotiating, drafting and reviewing a variety of commercial contracts
  • Keeping up to date with relevant PRC legal developments and advising local and international stakeholders accordingly on potential issues or risks

Key Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law from a reputable university
  • 1 - 4 years of experience in a reputable law firm or in-house
  • Have the ability to work independently
  • Qualified to practice in PRC
  • Excellent communication and business partnering skills


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