Job ref no.: CT3124989-01#0127
A.S. Watson Retail (HK) Limited

Senior Group Legal Counsel

A.S. Watson Retail (HK) Limited

  • 5-day week
  • 13-month pay
  • Compassionate leave
  • Competitive pay
  • Dental plan
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Extra maternity leave
  • Family medical plan
  • Insurance plan
  • Marriage leave
  • Medical plan
  • Staff care centre
  • … + 7 more

Come and join a Winning Team

We are Awesome !

Why Should You Join Us?

At ASW, we believe in our people, in teamwork and the importance of your personal growth. If you are looking for the opportunity to join our award-winning international family with 15,000+ stores across 25 markets in Asia and Europe, the ASW family welcomes you…  #BePartofMORE

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.


  • M&A
  • Financing
  • Structuring
  • Strategic Projects
  • Commercial contracts
  • Ad-hoc commercial advisory support to business units and local legal teams



  • Bachelor’s degree and legally qualified from an accredited university / college
  • At least 10+ years PQE with international law firm or in-house multinational
  • Solid experience of dealing with corporate and commercial matters, gained in an international environment
  • Retail or FMCG experience advantageous
  • IT advisory and negotiation experience advantageous
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, a creative thinker
  • Practical, commercially astute
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work across the organisation at all levels and geographical locations
  • Technology literate
  • Enthusiastic, dynamic and inspiring style
  • Able to works independently but contributes to the team
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Fluent written and oral skills in both English and Chinese


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Interested parties please e-mail full resume with expected salary to [via CTgoodjobs Apply Now ].

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates. The information provided will be treated in strict confidence and be used only for consideration of your application for relevant / similar posts within the A.S. Watson Group.

Applicants not hearing from us within 6 weeks from the date of advertisement may consider their applications unsuccessful. All personal data of unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed within 12 months from the date of application. 

More job information
Job ref no. CT3124989-01#0127
Job Function
  • Fotan
Employment Term
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 10 years - 20 years or above
Career Level
  • Senior management level
  • Degree
  • Master's degree