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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  • Real Estate (In-house)

Senior Paralegal

General Job Description: This position requires an experienced and knowledgeable paralegal with strong real estate transaction and corporate skills, with strong drafting skills and an ability to work independently on complex projects. With a reporting relationship directly to in-house counsel, the senior paralegal will perform high level paralegal functions with appropriate attorney supervision. This individual […]
  • Salary $125000 – $150000 per annum
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  • Insurance

General Counsel Role – Global Reinsurance Company

Leading global insurance and reinsurance business is seeking a General Counsel to play a key part in their reinsurers’ growth. The successful candidate will be working closely with their senior leadership team who is focused on developing their exposure as part of the broader group and capital management strategy. You’ll be working closely with the […]
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  • Education

Regional Counsel – 3/6 months FTC

Taylor Root is working with an incredibly well-reputed business in the education sector. They’re looking to hire a Regional Counsel (Europe, Middle East & India) for an initial 3-6 month contract who can start ASAP. Reporting into the Chief Legal Officer, this role requires someone who is energetic, pragmatic and commercial. You’ll be looking at […]
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  • Financial Services (In-house)
  • Insurance

Senior litigation counsel

Senior litigator required for leading international insurance organisation. This position falls within the group litigation team and you will cover a wide range of contentious matters including commercial and corporate disputes, arbitration matters, whistleblowing and employment disputes, sanctions risks and regulatory investigations. You will also support the claims team on complex coverage disputes. This position […]
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  • Asset Management
  • Financial Services (In-house)

Segregated Mandates counsel

Leading international asset management organisation seeks a funds / documentation lawyer to join impressive team supporting their institutional business across EMEA. You will join a team focused on drafting and negotiating investment management agreements for large institutional clients including pension funds and sovereign wealth funds. You will be comfortable handling negotiations of these documents and […]
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  • Financial Services (In-house)

Regulated Funds lawyer

Leading asset management company seeking a regulated funds lawyer to join team. You will advise on a range of matters including fund/product structuring, fund documentation, and supporting on strategic product development initiatives. You will ideally bring experience across a variety of jurisdictions (eg UK, Lux, Ireland) and fund structures including AIF and UCITs ranges. Experience […]
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