Manager - Legal Counsel

Purpose & Function:


  • Provide a full and comprehensive range of in house legal services to Global Operations (mainly Sourcing), as well as other Corporate Functions supporting the Global Sourcing business operating in the Asia Pacific region
  • Ensure legal compliance, increased risk awareness as well as transparency.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Provide legal advice and suggest action plan or solution to business stakeholders on their day-to-day business operations
  • Investigate, research and resolve legal matters within corporate policies to achieve an advantageous company position
  • Responsible for providing, overseeing and facilitating legal services including counselling, company secretary work, contract review, drafting and negotiation, structuring of transactions, legal risk assessment, and dispute avoidance to protect interests of adidas
  • Review and/or establish relevant legal policies and procedures to better protect adidas’ interests
  • Provide relevant training to Sourcing stakeholders to raise legal awareness and ensure compliance with internal policies and relevant external laws
  • Work with business stakeholders to gather all relevant information and instructions in order to draft the necessary documentation for any business engagement
  • Review legal enquiries from Sourcing offices and provide relevant directions to resolve the issue
  • Work closely with the other legal departments of adidas to ensure effective collaboration to achieve an advantageous position for the adidas
  • Manage and liaise with third party legal service providers (eg: law firms, other consultants)


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Strong background in contract drafting and negotiation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required in order to liaise with internal and/or external parties in confidential matters
  • Business fluency in English (written and spoken).  Ability to write and speak other Asian languages (eg: Chinese, Vietnamese, Bahasa) would be advantageous
  • Excellent client relations management skills (including ability to interact with clients with all levels)
  • Strong commercial sense and ability to make practical evaluations of risks
  • Ability to work independently
  • High degree of stakeholder orientation and appropriate prioritization
  • Excellent analytical skills in order to analyze complex issues and to improve processes and techniques


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • A qualified solicitor in a common law or equivalent jurisdiction with at least 4 years' post qualification experience, preferably with relevant in-house experience
  • Solid experience in general corporate work and commercial contracts


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Job Title:  Manager - Legal Counsel

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Hong Kong
TEAM:  Legal / SEA
State:  HK
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  513481
Date:  Jul 8, 2024