Legal Counsel (6 months contractor)

Legal Counsel


Area                                                                                        Legal Department

Department                                                                                         Legal Department

Direct Reporting Line                                                                 Senior Legal Counsel

Indirect/secondary reporting line                                                 N/A

Subsidiary/country                                                                            adidas Greater China

Location                                                                                                Shanghai

GSMS Grade                                                                                         M4

Number of Personnel Managed                                                     N/A

Cost Center/Budget and/or Revenue Responsibility               cost center budget



Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


This incumbent, reporting directly to Senior Legal Counsel, will act as independent legal advisor in relation to any and all kinds of legal matters and issues which may occur in the operations of sales, Retail and e-commerce department in aChina.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Autonomously, performing legal services for his / her internal clients in China, including: drafting, negotiation and reviewing of a variety of legal documents & contracts; providing legal support & advice for company’s daily business and operations, ensuring legal feasibility and legal compliance of the business initiatives, training in legal awareness, etc.
  • Participating in company’s projects and assistance in the commercial transactions in China if any as assigned by the management.
  • Leading and coordinating the actions in the company for sales, retail / ecommerce related legal proceedings & maintaining contacts and coordination with external counsel in such proceedings.
  • Communicating with management, specialists in the home office in Germany and third parties to facilitate day-to-day work and planning related to Sales, Retail / Ecommerce.



Key Relationships:


  • Sales
  • Retail Expansion / Retail Operations
  • Finance
  • Ecommerce
  • Non-trade Purchasing
  • Project management office
  • External customers
  • Strategic planning
  • Group Legal


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Graduate of a recognized law school either in China or abroad and admitted as a member of the legal profession in China or abroad, with at least 3 years experience either in the legal department of a multinational corporation or a law firm with an international practice.
  • Experience in wholesale business and FMCG, sports company or retail industry.
  • Good knowledge of the Chinese legal system and the main laws, i.e. company laws, competition laws, etc., judicial system and experience in dealing with litigation cases in arbitration and courts.
  • Must be willing to participate in a team oriented, consensus-building environment. Have potential of managerial skills.
  • Must be fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese (speaking, reading and writing).  Have good communication skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and responsive.


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • Minimum of five years of post-qualified experience in legal
  • Confident and mature
  • Passionate
  • Team player who can work effectively under pressure and independently



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Received by (Name, Unterschrift):                  __________________ __________________


Effective (date):                                                       __________________


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Job Title:  Legal Counsel (6 months contractor)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Legal / SEA
State:  31
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Temp
Number:  258495