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Legal Counsel - Commercial

  • GE Healthcare
  • Experienced
  • Posted 11/29/2017 4:48:49 AM
  • 3034334
  • Job Function: Legal
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Global Law & Policy
Location(s): China; ShangHai; Shanghai

About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary:
Acting as a strategic business partner, the Legal Counsel of GE Healthcare China (GEHC) is expected to provide advice to the senior P&L leaders on risks and practical solutions, observed opportunities and strategic direction. The ideal candidate must have achieved and maintain a high level of competence within the field of PRC law, in particular the laws relevant to Healthcare sector and have the merits enabling the excellent partnership with the business.

Essential Responsibilities:
Key Responsibilities:

Handle legal matters and projects independently and diligently in a dynamic environment;

Work proactively with business team and support our business to achieve the goals in a compliant way;

Ensure that legal requirements for GEHC China’s operations are fulfilled and that risks and exposures are alerted, avoided or at least minimized;

Monitor the PRC legislations which may affect GEHC’s operations in China for preparing the business for the necessary adaptations;

Work with various teams across the organization (both vertically and horizontally) to deliver results;

Ensure the global policies are implemented in GEHC.

Main Tasks:

Draft, review and negotiate various commercial contracts such as direct sales contracts, dealer contracts, contracts for international trading etc.;

Provide legal advice to resolve commercial disputes, including for example through negotiations, arbitration or litigation. Coordinate the legal efforts, work out legal strategies and manage external counsels;

Provide legal advice on business development cases, such as acquisitions and other important transactions in China;

Work closely with compliance teams on trainings, investigations etc. for emphasizing the compliance culture;

Identify emerging regulatory and policy issues and make appropriate recommendations. Spend efforts to comment on draft regulations and other government initiatives;

Establish and maintain good communication channels with relevant governmental authorities;

Handle government investigations/inquiry and support compliance team on internal investigations;

Contribute to the process and practice improvement initiatives;

Perform other tasks assigned from time to time.

5-8 years of experience working in a multinational corporation and/or for a reputable law firm.

Experience with healthcare, medical device, pharmaceutical and life sciences business.

Fluency in both oral and written Chinese/English.

Desire to learn and grow professionally in a challenging and complex business environment.

Ability to function as a proactive partner for teams from different departments within the company.

Ability to work independently.

Great communication skills.

PRC bar. Admission to major overseas jurisdictions is a plus.

Law degree from a reputable university. JD or LLM degree from an overseas law school is a plus.

Locations: China; ShangHai; Shanghai

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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