About this job
Paralegal - DFS Group
JOBLUX - Hong Kong
The Role: Paralegal, Legal and Compliance
Based in Hong Kong, the Paralegal, Legal and Compliance is a key leader in the Legal and Compliance Team (LCD) reporting to James Bidlake, the General Counsel. LCD is a team of five, all based in the corporate headquarters in Hong Kong.
This is a core position with a wide scope of responsibilities within the LCD team. Working alongside the lawyers in the team and outside counsel, the responsibilities include preparing and reviewing legal documents including confidentiality agreements, supply agreements, lease agreements, and marketing and promotion materials; preparing documentation for the formation and maintenance of corporate entities; legal entity management across multiple jurisdictions, drafting corporate resolutions and related documents and preparing for board and shareholder meetings; assisting on preparation of electronic board books; conducting legal research; assisting with the legal and compliance aspects of business development; co-ordination with outside counsel and corporate secretarial firms; responding to ad-hoc legal queries; responding to request from internal auditors and/or external auditors; and handling legal billing and managing legal budget.
The ideal candidate will have experience in an in-house legal function in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, ideally in a consumer business with an online platform. Experience with top tier international law firm or multi-national corporation will be preferable. Experience with a luxury retail or retail environment would be a plus.
The performance and personal competencies required for the position are:
Grasp key drivers of the business and industry and quickly become immersed in the business and legal issues facing the company
Seek to understand the company’s business, policies, people, goals and risks
Speak fluently in lay terms to a range of audiences about the business and legal priorities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrable knowledge of corporate and commercial law, including company secretarial matters
Pro-active and detail-oriented approach
Experience in developing policy and compliance training
Executing for Results
Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize effectively and handle multiple deadlines
Demonstrate a strong work ethic and a high energy level with an ability to handle a fast-paced, vigorous schedule
Marshall the appropriate level and mix of legal resources (internal and external) as required by circumstances
Continually raise the quality of both content and delivery of legal and compliance services to protect and promote the business
Building Relationships and Using Influence:
Demonstrate a positive, professional, and collaborative demeanor and strong business acumen to gain the confidence, trust and reliance of colleagues
Maintain established relationships with external legal resources characterized by credibility, respect, and trust
Demonstrate excellent written, verbal and listening skills in English. Cantonese/Mandarin/French language skills
About this company
JOBLUX is the first niche social network for luxury brands professionals and students/alumni. Our network is present globally in more than 27 countries and translated in over 9 languages. All luxury market fans keep up in an easy to use and rich quality content portal in order to succeed their niche networking, job hunt, read news, grow and collaborate.