Avanade Inc. Regional Legal Lead for Greater China in Beijing, China

About the role

Regional Legal Lead for Greater China (Mainland China and Hong Kong) will be responsible for the provision of quality legal support to the company which covers transactional work, compliance, employment matters, legal advisory services and ensuring effective management of legal and contractual risks in a sole counsel capacity.

Day-to-day, you will:

  • Work with internal stakeholders to structure, review, draft and negotiate medium to complex client transactions.

  • Manage and advise company leadership on legal and commercial risks associated with transactions, their potential impact and suggested mitigating actions.

  • Organize, anticipate and maintain local compliance through regular support and monitoring of Avanade’s general legal needs, with the objective of avoiding the disruption or discontinuity of Avanade’s local operations for non compliance reasons.

  • Provide quality legal advice on corporate governance, labor and employment, disputed matters and provide geographical legal support to other corporate functions.

  • Provide legal support to other regions within Growth Markets as required.

Key responsibilities:

  • Draft, review and negotiate directly with clients on a broad range of contracts for medium to complex engagements.

  • Help develop and understand risk mitigation strategies to manage contractual risks.

  • Represent the Legal function in the Greater China Leadership Team.

  • Counsel, advise and consult company executives based on accurate interpretation of contract documents and the facts of a business opportunity.

  • Develop internal guidelines, toolkits and packaged knowledge on various legal and business issues.

  • Develop subject matter expertise in one of more areas that benefit the Avanade Legal Group and/or our business (e.g., company law, competition law, employment law, data privacy and market unit expertise).

  • Manage and ensure that corporate governance requirements are met, up to date and in compliance with local laws.

  • Support the global compliance strategy and the related global compliance programs implementation, in particular, working with the global compliance team.

  • Support Human Resources on employment matters.

  • Support litigation, disputes, corporate investigations and the internal audit team, as needed.

  • Stay abreast of legal developments affecting the company, its clients, and industries and synthesize the information to incorporate it into company’s transactional practices.

  • Provide coordinated legal education and training for our executives and employees.


About you

You are a positive and committed person who is passionate about the law and technology. You are not afraid to speak your mind, and enjoy a dynamic and creative environment. You have the ability to manage competing priorities and adapt quickly to change. You are a people person who has the ability to build relationships at all levels within the organization. You have a curious mindset and a strong interest in understanding the business and what drives performance.

In addition, you have:

  • Law degree is required.

  • 5+ years of experience as an attorney in both in-house and private practice. Experience in IT industry is a plus.

  • Deep knowledge of, or ability to understand relevant laws (including contract, commercial, information technology, intellectual property and employment laws) and also the business and work culture in both Mainland China and Hong Kong (including those pertaining to compliance).

  • Demonstrates excellent judgment, ability to prioritize and make decisions.

  • Strong time management, prioritization and organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines with short time frames and work under pressure. Highly responsive and follows through on commitments.

  • Superior communication skills, particularly with respect to active listening to and integrating information from various sources quickly and communicating legal advice in a practical form in a business context.

  • Experience in structuring, negotiating, drafting and reviewing complicated technology consulting arrangements.

  • Up-to-date working knowledge of the Microsoft ecosystem is a plus.

  • Ability to work within a hierarchy and corporate multinational matrix both live and virtually across time zones.

  • Fluent in English and Mandarin (reading, writing and speaking).

  • To be based in Beijing or Singapore.

What Avanade offers you

The ability to create change for a living – for your clients and for yourself. Our employees average over 50 hours of professional development per year. And, every employee receives a discretionary allowance as part of our extended benefits program to support your work-life balance on what you need to be at the top of your game. In addition, you will get to collaborate with passionate colleagues from around the globe on projects that make an impact.

About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for our clients and their customers. Avanade has 27,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honours diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.

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Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at www.avanade.com.

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