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'Hungry to make a difference? Then foodpanda may be the place for you!'
At foodpanda, we're on a mission to redefine customers' food and shopping experience as a multifaceted online platform across the 14 countries we operate in. We're all about bringing on the smartest and brightest minds as we continue to grow in a fast-moving and agile environment, and hiring those who can thrive in an energetic and hardworking start-up culture. We strive to become everybody's most loved delivery platform, however, this won't happen without some really awesome people!
We are looking for a highly-driven and motivated Legal Counsel to join our fun, professional and dedicated Finance Department based here in Hong Kong. The Finance team acts as a key contributor in managing foodpanda's financial performance and internal control, while it also provides financial, legal, data and procurement advisory to support our business growth. Wait no longer and join us if you want to make a direct and visible impact and contribute to large-scale success!
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Our legal team acts as a legal business partner to proactively assess legal risks and help in moving the business forward. We strive to bring best-in-class legal practices and assisting with strategic business decisions at foodpanda Hong Kong.
Roles and Responsibilities
Support the Hong Kong business verticals with legal advice on a broad range of operational and business matters spanning from regulatory, intellectual property, e-commerce, employment, privacy, competition, and technology issues.
Advise, draft, and negotiate a wide range of contracts with third parties such as marketing partners, suppliers, and restaurants.
Review products, features, and initiatives to provide practical business-driven legal advice while managing legal risk.
Be a legal business partner in initiatives that influence all aspects of the business.
Collaborate with our legal teams in Berlin HQ and the APAC region to ensure standardization and alignment on legal matters.
Support continuous improvement of standard agreements and legal processes.
Instruct and manage external advisors and counsel, as necessary.
Desired Skills and Experience
Bachelor's Degree in Law and called to the Hong Kong, Malaysia, or Singapore bar (or other commonwealth jurisdictions) Non-qualified candidates may be considered provided that he/she has substantial corporate commercial in house work experience.
3 to 8 years PQE, including at least 2 complete years of experience dealing with legal commercial matters at a leading law firm or in-house department at a platform, e-commerce, or internet technology company.
Competition, privacy law and regulatory experience is preferred but not mandatory
Strong legal knowledge, contract negotiations, writing, and drafting skills.
Experience in fast-paced, entrepreneurial, start-up/technology environments with the ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously under tight deadlines and pressure.
Excellent communication skills with fluency in English. In addition, the ability to communicate in Cantonese, and/or Mandarin languages would be required due to the geographical coverage of this role.
Great interpersonal, influencing, and stakeholder management skills.
Experience navigating stakeholders through highly ambiguous situations.
Self-motivated, highly driven, team player, and a self-starter.
Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
What We Offer
A dynamic, fast paced environment
A vibrant and international team with diverse background
Steep learning curve in e-commerce & entrepreneurship
Learning & development programs and skills trainings
Flexible working hours and agile company with a flat hierarchical structure
Monthly staff allowance and corporate discounts including at restaurants, gyms and many more
Agile office environment with a fully-stocked beverage fridge and self-serve beer