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Associate Legal Counsel

Job Purpose :

The Associate Legal Counsel will provide legal advice, contribute to the analysis of commercial/corporate issue and identify and mitigate legal risks related to the Company’s business and daily operations in China. This role will report to the Senior Counsel for China, and work closely with the business units to structure, draft and negotiate legal arrangements, implement the compliance programs, support the corporate governance function (board, shareholder meetings) and solve regulatory matters.

Responsibility :

  • Apply fundamental legal concepts, practices and procedures;
  • Advise on a variety of moderately complex legal issues, trends and risks impacting operational practices and relationships with outside parties;
  • Research, analyze and determine effects of statutes, regulations and judicial and regulatory opinions on business practices and procedures;
  • Analyze, revise, edit, approve, create, prepare and/or negotiate form or stand-alone contracts to reflect current or changing business or legal needs, either in Chinese or in bilingual;
  • Assess risks associated with contract provisions; provide alternative contract language or provisions to allow for appropriate development of business practices & procedures.
  • Handle corporate governance matters such as the preparation of corporate governance related documentations, assist in the company license change and update for the entities within China.

Qualification :

Basic Qualifications Required:

  • Law degree from a leading law school in China; degree from an oversea law school would be a plus, not a must;
  • 1-3 year PQE in corporate commercial law from a reputable law firm or corporate environment; experience in service warranty, insurance, retail, and automotive industry would be an asset;
  • Clear, effective oral and written communications skills in Chinese and English;
  • Passed PRC bar examination.

Core Competences:

  • ANALYZE PROBLEMS AND MAKE DECISIONS - Commits to a course of action after identifying and assessing alternatives based on logical assumptions, facts, resources, constraints and organizational values.
  • APPLY FUNCTIONAL KNOWLEDGE - Obtains and leverages an appropriate level of professional skill or knowledge and keeps up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise.
  • BUILD CREDIBILITY AND TRUST - Adheres to Assurant values and high ethical standards of behavior by demonstrating respect, honesty, consistency and fairness when interacting with colleagues, customers, business partners and other stakeholders.
  • COLLABORATE WITH OTHERS - Works effectively with others both within and across Assurant businesses, establishing and maintaining productive working relationships.
  • DELIVER RESULTS - Tenaciously works to meet or exceed expectations by keeping self and/or others focused on achieving critical goals.
  • FOCUS ON CUSTOMERS - Identifies and meets the needs of customers by building productive customer relationships and providing value in ways that increase customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Work arrangement :

This position is based in Shanghai office, and in hybrid model (onsite and virtual)


Company Overview
Assurant, Inc. is a global leader in business services for the connected world. Our lifestyle and housing solutions help leading brands grow revenue, manage risk and deliver a great experience for their customers. We support, connect and service over 300 million consumers worldwide, helping people get more value from their connected devices, vehicles and homes. Assurant is a proud member of the Fortune 500, with decades of experience in the industries we serve.

For more information, please visit assurant.com.

For U.S. benefit information, visit myassurantbenefits.com. For benefit information outside the U.S., please speak with your recruiter.

Equal Opportunity Statement
Assurant is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All aspects of consideration for employment and employment with the company are governed based on merit, competence and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

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