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General Manager, Legal & Business Affairs

Job Title: General Manager, Legal & Business Affairs
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kowloon
Industry: Legal & Company Secretarial
Reference: 56695_1718935277
Contact Name: Christina Lau
Contact Email: christina.lau@kos-intl.com

Job Description

About The Client
Our client, a prominent Hong Kong-listed conglomerate with significant business interests across Hong Kong and China, is seeking an experienced and commercially-savvy General Manager of Legal Affairs to join their dynamic leadership team.

In this pivotal role, you will serve as the principal legal advisor to the organization, providing strategic counsel and oversight to ensure robust governance, regulatory compliance, and risk mitigation across the company's Hong Kong and China operations.

About The Role

  • Lead a team of legal professionals based in Hong Kong and China, fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement
  • Advise the Board of Directors, CEO, and senior executives on all legal and regulatory matters, with a focus on Hong Kong Listing Rules, company law, corporate governance, and cross-border transactions
  • Oversee the drafting, review, and negotiation of a wide range of commercial contracts, joint venture agreements, and other legal documents
  • Proactively identify, assess, and mitigate legal and regulatory risks, implementing effective policies and controls to safeguard the organization's interests
  • Collaborate closely with other corporate functions, such as compliance, finance, and M&A, to provide integrated legal support for strategic initiatives
  • Serve as the primary liaison with external legal counsel, regulatory bodies, and other key stakeholders in both Hong Kong and mainland China
  • Keep abreast of evolving laws, regulations, and best practices in corporate governance, and ensure the organization remains at the forefront of legal and compliance matters

Requirements

  • Extensive experience as a senior legal professional, ideally with a track record of supporting listed companies in Hong Kong
  • In-depth knowledge of Hong Kong and China's legal and regulatory landscape, including the Hong Kong Companies Ordinance and Listing Rules
  • Proven ability to provide strategic legal counsel and partner effectively with senior business leaders to support organizational goals
  • Strong leadership skills, with the capacity to build, manage, and mentor a team of legal professionals across multiple markets
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to interact confidently with C-suite executives, Board members, and external parties
  • Commercial acumen and business-oriented mindset to identify and capitalize on legal opportunities that drive value for the organization
  • Proficiency in both English and Cantonese/Mandarin, with the ability to navigate cross-cultural environments


Click "Apply Now" to apply for this position or call Christina Lau at +852 3180 4934 for a confidential discussion. All information collected will be kept in strict confidence and will be used for recruitment purpose only.

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