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Senior Legal Counsel

Date:  4 Apr 2024
Job Req ID:  2986
Company:  John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited


John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited


A highly-diversified and global corporation, the Swire Group’s businesses encompass property, aviation, beverages and food chain, as well as marine and trading & industrial activities. Its core businesses are mainly focused in Asia, with its key operations in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland. Within Asia, Swire's activities come under the Group's publicly quoted arm, Swire Pacific Limited, which is the largest shareholder in two Hong Kong listed companies: Swire Properties and Cathay Pacific Airways.


John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited is the holding company of the publicly-listed conglomerate, Swire Pacific Limited. Our Group Legal Department is now inviting candidates to apply for the following position:


Senior Legal Counsel


The role provides legal support and advice on corporate and commercial matters to various business and functional units at the Group level. 



  • Provide legal support to the Group on corporate matters including M&A, investments, treasury, and reporting
  • Prepare, review and negotiate legal documentation for the Group on general commercial, and regulatory and other compliance matters
  • Provide transaction executional support on corporate matters, including M&A, investments and treasury, and where appropriate, act as legal execution lead
  • Provide legal support on regulatory and other compliance matters
  • Provide legal support on IP and brand monitoring
  • Carry out duties consistent with strategic plans and directives as determined by management


To be successful in this role, you must have:

  • A minimum of 12 years of post-qualified experience as a qualified lawyer in an internationally recognized jurisdiction. Sound knowledge of Chinese law is advantageous
  • Strong corporate and transactional experience gained in in-house legal department or international law firms
  • Solid drafting skills, and proven track record in running complex cross-border transactions and Listing Rules compliance 
  • Experience in cross-border M&A, particularly in Southeast Asia and in the Chinese Mainland, is required. Experience in the healthcare sector is also preferred 
  • A commercial mindset, with a strong capability of interacting with senior stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English and Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua)


At Swire, we are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive working environment for all our people regardless of their age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, relationship, family status, disability, race, ethnicity, nationality, religious or political beliefs. We believe in creating an environment where people feel comfortable at work and are able to realise their full potential.

We offer a competitive package to the right candidate. If you meet the qualifications and are interested in this position, you can send your application by clicking ‘Apply Now’. We will contact all shortlisted candidates.

The Swire group is an equal opportunity employer. All applications will be used exclusively for selection purposes and handled confidentially by authorised personnel only. Your application may also be considered for other suitable positions within the Swire group (please indicate clearly on your application if you would not like to be considered for other positions within the group.) Following the data privacy ordinance, all unsuccessful applications will be destroyed after an appropriate time.

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