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The ASW Group legal function is comprised of approximately 52 lawyers across Asia and Europe. The Group’s central legal team of 7 lawyers is based at the Group’s headquarters in Hong Kong and is an integral part of the ASW Group management team. In addition, a team of 4 company secretarial professionals supports and forms part of the legal function. The legal function in other business units are based in country. The innovative, award winning team was most recently recognised in the GC Powerlist in 2018, and is focused on solving problems relating to increased complexity in the regulatory environment and the digital transformation of the business.As an integral part of the A.S. Watson Group Legal Team, reporting to the Group General Counsel, the Senior Group Legal Counsel has responsibility for various corporate and commercial matters across the A.S. Watson Group. The remit is global, covering A.S. Watson’s businesses across Europe and Asia. A.S. Watson is an O+O retailer and as such, the legal team must be competent to advise in the context of deployment of technology, digital transformation, retail and distribution.
The Senior Group Legal Counsel is responsible for corporate and commercial matters within the A. S. Watson Group, including M&A, structuring, financing, and Group lead strategic commercial projects. The commercial project aspects of the role demand that the successful candidate has an excellent understanding of operational, as well as corporate matters within the A. S. Watson Group, superb project management skills and the drive to see projects through to completion. This exciting aspect of the role is also highly demanding, requiring an ability to apply fresh and innovative thinking to innovative business models.
In addition, the successful candidate will play a key role in managing and supporting in-country counsel in various jurisdictions in which the Group operates. This involves supervising and providing guidance on significant operational matters, as well as enforcing Group policy and driving excellence across the teams. The successful candidate will need to develop an awareness of the legal framework within which our local counsel operate and be able to support and advise within the scope of that framework, whilst ensuring consistent application of Group policies and standards.
The successful candidate will be highly commercial in approach, used to executing cross border transactions and operating in an international environment. The Senior Group Legal Counsel must be able to manage stakeholders at all levels and across different jurisdictions with sensitivity and credibility, as well as being committed to driving all matters to timely completion.
As technology and digital innovation plays an increasingly important role in both the delivery of legal services and the growth of our business globally, the successful candidate must be willing to embrace and harness technology in the workplace and experience in advising on IT related projects would be advantageous.
As a senior leader within the Legal Team, the successful candidate will be happy to take part in and lead team initiatives and is expected to encourage, support and develop other team members to reach their full potential.
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MORE is what we bring to life, every single day.
MORE has set the standard since 1841 – and we’ve only just begun.
A.S. Watson (ASW) is the world's largest international health and beauty retailer with over 15,000 stores in 25 markets.
Each year, over three billion customers and members shop with our well-known retail brands. Every day, we bring MORE to life through our 12 retail brands including Watsons, Kruidvat, Trekpleister, Rossmann, Superdrug, Savers, Drogas, ICI PARIS XL, The Perfume Shop, PARKnSHOP, FORTRESS and Watson’s Wine.
At ASW, it is our vision to be the world’s leading health, beauty and lifestyle retailer, and with such ambition in mind we work tirelessly to put a smile on our customers’ faces, in order to deliver our commitment “We bring MORE to life" – to our customers, colleagues, communities and shareholders.
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Inspired by our passionate commitment “Be Part of MORE" is at the heart of the movement at ASW connecting brilliant talent around the world by inspiring them with the higher purpose of working at ASW – “Bringing MORE to life" by making people healthy and beautiful.
MORE isn’t just a job. It’s your share in the global success of our brands.
Together we’re MORE than you can imagine.
When the Hong Kong Dispensary opened its doors to customers 175 years ago, nobody could’ve imagined it would one day grow into the A.S. Watson Group we know today.
The A.S. Watson Group story is already an extraordinary one. But there’s much more to come.
Help us write the next chapter. Join us and Be Part of MORE!
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