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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  • 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
  • Posted Posted 13 hours ago
  • 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 […]
  • Salary £58000 – £63000 per annum
  • Posted Posted 19 hours ago
  • Banking (in-house)

Senior Model Risk Analyst

Our London based client, is currently in need of a Senior Analyst within Model Risk Management and Validation that can hit the ground running. Looking at the design and maintenance of the model risk management framework. At least 3yrs + experience in validation and model risk management, working across a range of models ideally Retail […]
  • Salary £600 – £650 per day
  • Posted Posted 21 hours ago
  • FMCG

Legal Counsel

Fantastic opportunity to join a celebrated luxury cosmetics company dedicated to providing high-quality products to their customers. They have an innovative approach, commitment to excellence, and vibrant company culture. They are seeking a skilled Legal Counsel to join their team and support the growth across various markets. Responsibilities will include:* Draft, review, negotiate, and advise […]
  • Posted Posted 1 day ago
  • Gaming/gambling

IP Paralegal

Intellectual Property (IP) Paralegal (In-House) We are working with a listed multi-national business who are looking to recruit an IP Paralegal to join their team in Leeds. Reporting to the IP Counsel, this role involves assisting with various Intellectual Property (IP) matters. Key Responsibilities: Registering and maintaining IP assets Handling IP applications, renewals, and amendments […]
  • Posted Posted 3 days ago
  • Energy

Legal Counsel – Leading Energy Company

The role will be responsible for all aspects of managing legal activities relating to gas and electricity supply, renewables, trading and energy services. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years in-house/private practice experience working in the energy/infrastructure/natural resources sector. If this role is of interest to you, please contact Gordon at to arrange a […]
  • Posted Posted 4 days ago

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