DuPont Legal Counsel in Shanghai, China

Legal Counsel (Job Number: 194544W-01)


  • Provide legal research supportto the counseling of new subject matters, especially matters in thestrictly regulated areas, such as the regulatory requirements in doingseed business and/or setting up/acquiring seed legal entities, the variouscertificate/approval requirements for the successful operation of plantsin China and Taiwan and the intensive enforcement of anti-trust andanti-bribery by Chinese government.

  • Set up and implement agreementmanagement process and prepare bilingual agreements/templates for China byleveraging best practices of the three heritage companies; develop and/orimprove bilingual policies/guidelines/processes to meet local businessneeds and at the same time, comply with global practice; prepare, reviewand follow up on simple or routine daily agreements, like CDA, materialevaluation agreement, distribution agreement, sales agreement andpurchasing agreement; maintain compliance activities in Greater China; andadvise a small group of clients on a certain area of his/her expertise asappropriate.

  • Follow up on thebusiness-critical project development from procedure perspective and workwith global counsel/paralegals, outside counsel and business colleagues topush forward the progress of the projects, such as M&A project and JVproject.

  • Work with China BrandProtection team on efforts of anti-counterfeiting activities in Chinaand/or related to China and on trademark applications and protections,like opposing and/or invalidating other’s trademarks, to best protectpesticide registrations and trademarks in China.

  • Support enforcement andlitigations in China, including coordinate investigation into suspectedinfringement of IP rights, collect and prepare evidence/informationnecessary for the (potential) enforcement/litigation, facilitate theenforcement/litigation procedures, and file case materials.

  • Maintain all the legal entitiesin China, Hong Kong and Taiwan (excluding Pioneer legal entities).The work could include the internal communications to select and approvethe new directors/legal representative, the preparation and execution oflegal documents, and the submission of and coordination with localgovernment bureaus regarding the changes of legal entities.

  • Handle legal bills and relatedcommunications with outside counsel/firms/colleagues in headquarters.

  • Manage legal systems, includingeCounsel, BluePrint, Memotech and Key, so that the appropriate informationis entered and well maintained in the systems.

  • Provide administrative support.


  • Bachelor degree in law from toptier university; admitted Chinese Bar;

  • At least 2 years relevant legalexperience obtained in large growth oriented multi-national or top tierlaw firm (experience with a United States parent company is an advantage,but not essential);

  • Experience with legal research,legal writing, investigation techniques, corporate and business law, HRlaw, and litigation;

  • Knowledge of laws, regulations,government policies, court procedures, etc. with an ability to performlegal research and to analyze legal documents for accuracy;

  • Must be willing to work with ahands-on approach, strong oral and written communication skills (bothChinese and English);

  • Ability to prioritize and workunder pressure and a tight schedule;

  • Team player;

Primary Location: APAC-China-Shanghai-Shanghai

Organization: Corporate

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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