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Legal-Employment Law-Vice President, Beijing

Goldman Sachs
China, Beijing
Posted about 23 hours ago Permanent Competitive
Legal-Employment Law-Vice President, Beijing
LEGAL
We work at the intersection of finance and law, providing counsel and advice that support activities across the firm. We handle litigation and arbitration, perform research and due diligence, aid in financing and legal filings, deal with contracts and intellectual property rights that show our commitment to clients, shareholders, and regulators. Whether you're an experienced attorney or a quick learner with a strong interest in financial law coupled with critical thinking skills, our dynamic group might be right for you.

HOW YOU CAN FULFILL YOUR POTENTIAL
The Employment Law Group (ELG) provides legal support to all divisions across the firm, in particular, the Human Capital Management Division (HCM). Working closely with HCM, the ELG provides advice and strategic input to the handling of employee relations matters as well as providing support and advice in relation to (amongst other things) the firm's benefits and mobility programs, compensation, diversity, recruitment, acquisitions and divestitures.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • The ELG Attorney will provide expert legal support in the handling of personnel matters in Asia Pacific
  • Handling employment-related disputes, including managing external counsel where appropriate and coordinating with appropriate internal teams
  • Responsibility for drafting and reviewing employment documentation such as offer letters, severance letters, restrictive covenants, workplaces rules and policies
  • Review and monitor employment law developments in areas of coverage and address potential impact on the firm's HCM strategy
  • Review and advise on staffing aspects of mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions
  • Liaison and coordination with other relevant groups throughout the firm, including Legal, Compliance, Tax, Compensation Accounting etc. and ensuring that Goldman Sachs standards are incorporated into the handling of all personnel matters
  • Uphold the firm's principles, business controls, ethics, policies and procedures and professional standards
  • Travel within and outside Asia Pacific as business needs require d

BASIC QUALIFICATION
  • Demonstrable labor law advisory and litigation experience (minimum of 6 years) gained in private practice with a top tier law firm, and/or with a large multinational corporate organization
  • Excellent organizational, drafting and communication skills (oral and written): commitment to excellence; ability to draft communications easily understandable to clients (whether legal advice, scripts for manager discussions, or broad internal communications); confident and strong presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: ability to build and maintain strong relationships with relevant business groups within the firm; ability to work with a team of diverse individuals; ability to work collaboratively and as part of a Legal team and with HCM colleagues that is/are dispersed geographically
  • Highly motivated and proactive; the ability to respond calmly, creatively and quickly in a fast-paced, high-pressure, changing environment; takes ownership of projects and has a strong work ethic
  • Excellent judgment and ability to assess risks; ability to take firm positions to protect the firm's interests; keen business acumen
  • Fluent in English and Putonghua (both written and spoken)
  • Legal Admissions qualification, preferred PRC qualified
Job ID  300001471481580
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