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Continental Senior Legal Counsel_Digitalization in Shanghai, China

Senior Legal Counsel_Digitalization

Shanghai (Asia Headquarter)


Job Description

  • Understand privacy/data protection laws and guidelines in the region and globally, and track and report on changes and trends. Implement internal compliance programs and processes in the region to ensure we meet our obligations under applicable laws.

  • Provide legal advice and expertise on all topics impacting company’s digital activities in China, including any laws and practices that create market access barriers to foreign companies, in the area of telecom services and mapping related services.

  • Review, negotiate, manage and maintain all contracts with respect to digital law matters in the region, including procurement of IT software and services, sales of digital services (software development, licensing or SaaS) offered by various business units.

  • Support e-commence, social media, app (including Wechat mini-app) development and other latest online marketing efforts in China; Develop and maintain user-facing and public-facing terms and policies (e.g. connected to various products and services).

  • Provide contract templates and standard clauses with respect to various types of contracts impacting digitalization in China and with a global approach.

 Provide support to other lawyers and/or business clients within TMT areas such as Privacy/Data Protection, Cloud Computing, Encryption Products, Cyber Security, Big Data, Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and Open Source Software, in areas related to partnership, acquisitions, integrations, and other business development opportunities.

  • Provide training (in person and using online tools like Teams or Streaming) to Continental employees concerning data protection and digital laws within China.

  • Review existing corporate procedures and policies impacting digitalization within the region.

  • Participate in regularly meetings to review pending matters, legal trends and changes in “digital laws” and build expertise on hot topics such as autonomous driving and artificial intelligence.

  • Collaborate with lawyers in other regions or departments in our Global Law Department on legal and non-legal (e.g. project to improve efficiency) assignments

  • Ensure excellence in legal services and counseling of global client base.

Job Requirements

  • Admitted to the Chinese bar. Postgraduate degree in law. Foreign additional education (e.g. J.D.) preferred. Admission to practice laws in Singapore and/or any other common law jurisdictions is a plus.

  • 5 + years international working experience as an associate/partner in a multinational law firm and/or corporate counsel in a multinational corporation in China,

  • 5 + years experiences in various digital law matters, including advisory (responding inquires on telecom license, mapping regulation, online marketing, and data compliance etc.), and transactional matters (various technology contracts including software development/licensing, joint development, Software as a Service).

  • Basic knowledge of GDPR and its concept is required. Any knowledge of various data protection laws in Singapore, Japan or Australia is a plus;

  • Persuasiveness, ability to negotiate and draft contracts as general commercial lawyer

  • Fluent in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese and English

  • Enthusiastic, enjoy working hard and being challenged, and demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations, self-dependent

  • High level of effective communication, self reflection, result and customer orientation, and business understanding

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Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent, and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2019, Continental generated sales of €44.5 billion and currently employs more than 230,000 people in 59 countries and markets.

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