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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Our client, a 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 […]
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