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Senior Legal Counsel

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/19/2017 10:57:29 AM
  • BEI002AR
  • Job Function: Legal
  • Business Segment:
Location(s): China; Beijing

Role Summary:
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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/Purpose
The Senior Legal Counsel will provide legal and commercial advice and guidance regarding legal and commercial matters, including process & program development and implementation, commercial deal structuring, transactional risk assessment and support, compliance requirements and training initiatives, to GE Power business in China. The key areas of focus will be the legal support to GE Power business.
Essential Responsibilities
In this role the Legal Counsel will integrate and develop processes that meet business needs across the organization, manage issues within areas of expertise.
• Serve as a member of legal team that provides counsel primarily for GE Power business on a variety of substantive legal issues.
• Involved in commercial negotiation and process, including analysis and support for commercial transactions, including structuring, drafting, reviewing, and negotiating international and domestic sales contract with customers, and EPC, including all of the appropriate contract documentation, ancillary agreements and guarantees, and consortium agreements.
• Identification of issues and provision of advice and counsel regarding antitrust/competition law, FCPA, privacy, environmental, regulatory and other compliance considerations as they may impact commercial activity.
• Development and delivery of training on legal, contract, process and compliance matters for commercial and other business and legal personnel.
• Keeping abreast of industry policies and regulations that impact commercial activities in the energy industry.
• Working with the Compliance team to champion Compliance in the region, including advice, training, investigations and process improvements.
• Supporting Contract Management team on key claims and disputes settlement.
• Corporate work for legal entities, including board resolution preparation and board meeting attendance and consulting.
• Providing boundaryless support to general counsel or senior counsel in legal team when asked for.
• Bachelor‘s degree in law from China.
• At least 5 years in law firm or MNC with commercial experience, expertise in the power generation industry is preferred.
Desired Characteristics
• Demonstrated legal problem solving and analytical skills and ability to understand, articulate and persuade on significant legal and business issues, especially under pressure.
• Strong oral and written communication skills, together with the ability to interface effectively with all levels of the organization.
• Strong interpersonal, collaborative, influencing and leadership skills.
• Deep Energy industry knowledge is preferred and ability to translate legal concepts into practical business and technical solutions.
• Financial acumen.
• Experience in public bidding/tenders and doing business with state-owned enterprises.
• Fluency and ability to draft and negotiate legal documents in English.
• Ability and willingness to travel.

Locations: China; Beijing

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