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Legal Counsel, Greater China

Date: Apr 1, 2021

Location: Shanghai Shi, CN, -

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world's largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide. Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world's largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we've built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas.  We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation. This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives. Join us on our journey of growth!

Job Description

  • Provide general legal advice and counsel to commercial and operational business units in Greater China (China, Hong Kong and Taiwan), to ensure that their current or proposed activities, policies, business practices, and transactions comply with all relevant laws and regulations.  
  • Handle all corporate governance matters concering the organization in Greater China.
  • Analyse and make recommendations to management on how to respond to legal issues or proposed changes in laws and regulations.
  • Draft, review and advise legal contracts, letters of agreement, and other documents related to a variety of trade, commercial, financial, and operational matters (for example loans, leases, purchase agreements, acquisitions, divestitures, employment contracts) to protect the organization's legal and business interests.
  • Ensure legal documentations are updated & completed to protect the company assets & interests.
  • Liase with regional and global legal group(s), as applicable, in support of local business units in Greater China.  Implement global and regional legal policies and SOPs.
  • Manage external counsel as necessary in representing the organization in legal proceedings before courts, government agencies, or other authorities so that the organization’s interests are protected. 
  • Provide regional APAC support as needed on commercial matters.
  • Collaborate with compliance team to ensure business compliance with local laws and regualtions.  
  • Collaborate with intellectual property group regarding local intellectual property matters.
  • Participate in the preparation of responses to complaints and requests from public authorities.
  • Educate company officials with regulations relating to their activities, as well as changes in existing legislation, regulations and policies of company.


  • Bachelor’s Law degree.
  • [Qualified to practice in China.]
  • 5 -10 years of experience in legal activities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications, public speaking, and presentation skills.
  • A track record of being effective in a multinational company and has global mind-set and cultural flexibility.
  • Proven ability to effectively build lasting relationships by demonstrating strong interpersonal and influencing skills throughout all levels of the organization.
  • Native level of Chinese.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to travel as needed.


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