Head of Legal, Fully-Funded Start Up, Global Role

Amazing opportunity for IT lawyers who want to join a start-up.
Hong Kong

Our client is a start-up company backed by a well known global company with global operations that literally reaches every corner of the world. Due to a key initiative to improve their business, our client is seeking a high caliber lawyer to join this dynamic and growing company. This is a unique opportunity for a lawyer to be responsible for providing legal and regulatory advice on a broad range of commercial and corporate matters especially IT within the group.

Your new role
  • Reporting to the CEO of the Group, you will be tasked to advise on legal aspects of the Group’s international expansion of current and proposed new e-commerce offerings.
  • Provide advice to business teams on legal aspects of the implementation of commercial agreements, business models and strategies, business operations, marketing activities, and product offerings.
  • Research local laws and regulations in foreign jurisdictions and manage outside counsel.
  • Provide advice on platform compliance, cross border logistics, import/export, and payment acceptance.
  • Negotiate, draft, and review contracts and commercial agreements.
  • Develop in-house legal tools and policies, and conduct training to business units.

What you'll need to succeed
  • Legal license to practice outside of China (for example US, or England and Wales).
  • For legal counsel, 8+ years of post-qualification experience at a leading law firm and/or corporation. In-house experience is welcome, but not mandatory.
  • Experience with e-commerce, and/or cross-border trade transactions (such as import/export, logistics, payments, etc) preferred.
  • Strong IT contracts experience
  • English is a must and Chinese is a nice to have
  • Highly-motivated and able to work independently and under pressure in a start-up environment.
  • Sincere interest in technology, innovation and business.
  • Strong commercial sense with solid foundation in legal training.
  • High integrity and desire to collaborate with others.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact Adrian Lam at +852 2230 7432 or adrian.lam@hays.com.hk for a confidential discussion on your career. #1184366


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Talk to Adrian Lam, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Hong Kong
6604-06,66/F, ICC, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon

Telephone: +85222307432

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