How to: hire your first in-house lawyer in China

September 7, 2023

Why recruit your first lawyer in China?

There are numerous reasons a company decides to recruit their first in-house lawyer in China. Traditionally the key driver was to reduce reliance on external law firms and the associated costs of briefing work out. However, the intangible aspects of bringing legal work in-house as well as heightened corporate governance and regular changes to local regulations are now often the main consideration for companies.

Our guide provides insights into how to hire your first in-house lawyer and gives answers to questions like:

  • When is the best time to recruit an in-house lawyer?
  • What is the role of an in-house lawyer?
  • What type of lawyer should you recruit?
  • Who should your first lawyer report to?


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Derivatives Legal Counsel, VP, 2+

This leader in wealth management is looking to appoint an experienced derivatives lawyer to its EMEA Trading and Derivatives Legal Team. In this role you will advise on a broad range of products including cash equities, OTC, repos, prime brokerage, securities, futures, FX, exchanged traded derivatives foreign exchange and digital/crypto assets. You will have trained […]
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  • Asset management

Real Estate 4+, Family Office

Our client is the real estate arm of a family office, looking to appoint an experienced Real Estate and Hospitality legal counsel to its legal team in London. In this role, you will advise on all legal matters relating to a vast and luxurious portfolio of hotels and restaurants across the UAE, US and Europe. […]
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  • Asset management

Employment Legal Director, 8+

Our client is a leading wealth manager looking to appoint an experienced employment legal counsel to its EMEA Legal & Compliance team in London. In this role you will advise on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law work in the EMEA region. Work will include employee relations such as grievances, performance management, disciplinaries, […]
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  • Insurance

Assistant Company Secretary

We are working with a Lloyds Managing Agency who are looking for an Assistant Company Secretary to join their team in London. This is a newly created role, working directly with the Head of Legal & Governance with the purpose of the role being to act as Assistant Company Secretary of the organisation to provide; […]
  • Salary £65000 – £85000 per annum
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  • Gaming/gambling

Interim Senior Legal Counsel – Online Gaming

The business: This online betting and entertainment business is thriving and have big plans for the future. Whilst this is a 9 month FTC initially, it is a great time to join the business and run with some very interesting legal matters. The business also operates in over 15 locations with casino and resorts in […]
  • Salary £85000 – £107000 per annum
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  • Services

Data protection and Compliance Manager

We are working with a leading organisation within the automative industry, whose mission is to support and promote the interest of the sector, driving innovation, sustainability, and economic growth. They are looking for a skilled Data Protection and Compliance Manager to join their team. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in managing and […]
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