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Title:  Legal Director

Job ID:  64324
Country:  Hong Kong
City:  Hong Kong
Professional area:  Legal
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Hong Kong, HK, HK, 00000


We’re JTI, Japan Tobacco International and we believe in freedom. We think that the possibilities are limitless when you’re free to choose. In fact, we’ve spent the last 20 years innovating, creating new and better products for our consumers to choose from. It’s how we’ve grown to be present in 130 countries.

But our business isn’t just business. Our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe when they’re free to be themselves, grow, travel and develop, amazing things can happen for our business

That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It’s why 9 out of 10 would recommend us to a friend. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, six years running

So when you’re ready to choose a career you’ll love, in a company you’ll love, feel free to #JoinTheIdea. 

Learn more: jti.com


Local applicants only.
Department: Legal
Location: Hong Kong
Reporting to: General Manager, China-HK-Macau


Legal Director, China-HK-Macau


The role is responsible for providing high quality legal services; to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and JTI Policies. It involves supporting the business/ Marketing & Sales activities by ensuring compliance with laws, and supervising Intellectual Property rights protection and trademark registrations.


What will you do?


  • Provide legal advice to the market in order to achieve business objectives and liaise with relevant functions to ensure legal risks have been identified and appropriate courses of action have been taken place for risk mitigation.
  • Support Marketing & Sales activities by ensuring compliance with laws and regulations. 
  • Supervise Intellectual Property rights protection and trademark registrations. 
  • Provide legal supervision and advice of personal data protection, consumer promotion and competition compliance.
  • Draft and negotiate commercial agreements including trading, supply, purchasing, distribution agreements etc. while maintaining an up-to-date Contract Management policy in line with JTI guidelines.
  • Ensure that the internal policies are in compliance with all statutory or legal requirements, while conducting periodical review. Advise local management on legal implications of new or existing internal policies and procedures. 
  • Review progress of outstanding litigation and ensure liaising with respective parties. Develop and maingtain strong business relationship with external advisors (including external lawyers).
  • Undertake other operational legal work (i.e. advisory, regulatory, compliance, etc.) as and when required. Manage various tasks and projects as they arise and upon manager’s request.


Who are we looking for?


  • A qualified solicitor in HK with a practicing certificate.
  • 7-8 years of relevant practice and solid experience at a top law firm, corporate in-house legal department, or combination of both.
  • Sound knowledge of PRC law with ideally a PRC qualification and/ or experience working in China.
  • Has litigation experience.
  • Solid understanding of the nuances of global MNC operating in China, is advantageous.
  • Fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Solid experience in drafting and advising commercial contracts in the jurisdictions of Hong Kong and China.
  • High integrity and responsibility.
  • Experience of working with regulators would be advantageous


What's in it for you?


  • Work at our JTI market office in Hong Kong.
  • Be part of a truly international and diverse company with over 40,000 employees in 130 countries.
  • Experience the culture of an Investors in People certified company
  • Find out why 9 out of 10 employees recommend us to a friend.
  • Understand why 9 out of 10 employees say they feel free to be themselves.


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