(Senior) Legal Counsel - Chinese speaking

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Schiedam, Netherlands

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28 days ago

About the role

We are looking for a proactive Legal Counsel to oversee the legal aspects of our business related to electric vehicles, solar panels and battery storage in our European markets. You will safeguard our business interests by guaranteeing that the company strictly follows law guidelines and give legal advice to the management about all relevant issues. You will report to the legal department manager based in the Netherlands.


  • Draft, review, negotiate and advise on a variety of complex commercial contracts which may include distributor or dealer agreements, supply contracts, procurement agreements, and after-sales service agreements etc.
  • Cooperate with the business team to prepare for the public procurement procedure
  • Provide legal advice to business managers to ensure that legal issues are identified and resolved and that legal risk is managed appropriately
  • Handle legal disputes, including coordination of litigation/arbitration procedures, and collaboration with external lawyers
  • Provide support on legal compliance matters
  • Provide clear and practical advice and assistance regarding legal matters to BYD’s management concerning our business activities
  • Summarize potential risks of current business activities and provide training to the business team
  • Liaise and cooperate with the legal team at headquarters
  • Other relevant legal matters for various European countries

Your profile:

  • Master of law degree from a reputable university from an European jurisdiction
  • 2+ years of professional legal experience, either as an in-house counsel or in private practice, experience in automotive industry is a strong plus
  • Experience in commercial contract matters, corporate law and legal compliance
  • Good commercial/transactional negotiation skills, particularly in cross-cultural and multi-jurisdictional transactions
  • Able to develop and implement legal strategies and solutions
  • Demonstrate excellent analytical skills, precise and able to multi-task effectively
  • Proactive, diligent, team player and also be able to work independently
  • Excellent command of English both verbally and in writing, knowledge of Chinese is a strong plus

Our Purpose is to build a zero-emission future that reconnects humanity with nature and a World of clean air. We are looking for talent that connects with this mission and want to create positive impact by joining a diverse and dynamic team