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Corporate Counsel Manager, Shanghai

Hotel Brand:
Location: China, Shanghai, Shanghai

Hotel: Corp Shanghai, 2nd Floor, Citigroup Tower, No. 33 Hua Yuan Shi Qiao Road, Pudong District, 200120

Job number: 101271

Role Purpose

Provides legal support to IHG's China business

Key Accountabilities

  • Provides legal support to IHG’s China business and in ensuring that the business is conducted and business objectives are achieved in compliance with relevant laws, policies and procedures and regional and global strategic priorities.
  • Supports the success of business priorities, new brand, new business model etc.
  • Ensures legal services are supported by effective and efficient tools, templates and processes.
  • Assists department head to advise on a variety of legal sectors, including but not limited to merger & acquisition, JV, corporate governance and anti-trust.
  • Assist department head to oversee region’s regulatory compliance policy making, updates based on business trends and priorities.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with external legal counsel and supervising of legal actions and retaining lawyers for matters which relate to the business growth and hotel operations.
  • Supports initiatives to drive collaboration and alignment between the Greater China BRR team and the legal team members in other regions.
  • Supports on other BRR ad hoc projects, including but not limited to daily contract review and management


Key Skills & Experiences


  • Bachelor of Laws / J.D.
  • Admission to the Bar / Law society in the PRC.


  • Preferably has a minimum of 5+ years post admission experience as a corporate/commercial lawyer, preferably a mix of private practice and in-house experience in a multinational company.
  • Experience of working in cross-functional project teams.
  • Broad generalist legal experience which covers: real estate/hospitality; corporate; cross-border M&A/transactional/FDI; litigation; health & safety; employment; lending and insolvency; data privacy; competition law; tax and treasury issues; instructing and managing external counsel; and joint ventures
  • Preferably hospitality industry experience including hotel real estate, management and franchise hotel development and operation.

Technical Skills & Knowledge:

  • Good time and priority management and organizational skills.
  • Good stakeholder management skills with experience of working with management and decision makers. Good team player.
  • Excellent Mandarin and strong English language oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong negotiation and good presentation skills.
  • Strong document drafting skills (attention to detail, analytical, solution focused).
  • Good commercial business acumen and ability to exercise commercial judgment.
  • Detailed knowledge of company, industry, region and practices.
  • Able to handle most matters with limited supervision and some with minimal or no supervision. Able to travel on short notice and work under tight time pressures.
  • Adapts procedures, processes and techniques to accomplish strategic priorities whilst managing risk exposure.
  • Manages workload to address both the needs of the business and own personal/career development aspirations

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