RELX Group Executive Legal Director, Asia in Hong Kong
Executive Legal Director, Asia
Location: Hong Kong
Every day, LexisNexis produces and provides industry-leading legal content to more than five million professionals across 100 countries in the legal, corporate, government, accounting, academic and law enforcement markets. Today, with our cutting-edge, high-speed and easily accessible information solutions, you can be the difference that will uphold the law across borders as the world and technology evolve. Our legal team is a crucial part of our organisation and as such needs strong leadership and vision. As an inspiring and business focused leader, you will head our legal team for our Asia businesses and will be responsible for developing and aligning the Pacific legal strategy with the global legal strategy. Reporting to the Global EVP & General Counsel in New York, you will work closely with and provide sound advice and counsel to the Managing Director of Greater China and North Asia. As an integral member of the Greater China and North Asia senior leadership team you will build and maintain strong relationships with the businesses key stakeholders. The role manages and has the support of a paralegal in China and also in the Philippines, Singapore and India. You will monitor and advise all current commercial and regulatory compliance policies, provide legal advice and counsel, supervise and direct all commercial litigation; and analyse and negotiate large commercial contracts.
As a commercial lawyer with 10 – 12 years’ PQE previouswork in a law firm/legal department of MNC with experience in dealing with corporate, commercial andtechnology, information services or legal industry law trends across Asia is preferred. Preferable to have multi national Asian legal experience advising in other Asian jurisdictions, an understanding of government, economic growth and climate in the region. Your career to date will ideally include leading teamssuccessfully,experience with working in a global and matrix organisation as well as extensiveexperience in drafting commercial documents and managing negotiations with customers. You will need to be a to travel frequently across Asia. You must be able to speak, read and write legal documents in English. Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese and highly desirable language skills given the jurisdictions this role covers. This is an excellent opportunity to join a truly close-knit and collaborative group, in a rapidly growing division of a large global corporate, with the opportunity to mould and drive our legal team. In return, you can expect a dynamic culture in a fast-moving agile environment, with career opportunities across the broader LexisNexis group, both locally and across the globe. Every day at LexisNexis, you will work with highly creative minds to explore impossibilities, inspire innovation and lead the way 21st century legal content is produced, disseminated and utilised. You can empower those in need and truly make a difference to the lives of people all around the world. Today, you are the difference to how you look at your career. Make it happen