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Job Title:  Area LEX Counsel

Job Number:  26146

Country: Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Function: Legal & External Affairs
Level: Experienced Professional
Appointment Type: Permanent


  1. The role of Area LEX Counsel is to be responsible to provide services to the APA GTR business, the China business, and the Area in general on the following:
    • General legal counselling (including competition, marketing activities review, personal data protection, employment, company ordinance etc.);
    • Corporate governance and compliance;
    • Legal review of documents and marketing activities;
    • Contract review & drafting;
    • Disputes resolution;
    • Records management;
    • Internal trainings;
    • Assist in the development and execution of external engagement programs


  1. The role of Area LEX Counsel is to provide support to the Area LEX team in general, including:
    • Assist and counsel end markets LEX teams;
    • Area Contribute to the development and execution of internal communication programs;
    • Routine administration & documentation including company secretarial;
    • Assist liaising with different stakeholders about budgets, timescales and objectives.



  • Corporate & commercial counseling for APA Travel Retail, China businesses
  • Internal policies compliance
  • Contract review & drafting
  • Internal trainings
  • Records management
  • General LEX support for the Area and end markets




  • The job holder is a LEX Counsel within the new Asia Pacific Area LEX team and reports to the Area Head of LEX
  • Main challenge is to work in a newly established Area, and contribute to the formation of the Area LEX team in agilely supporting different aspects of the Area LEX team’s deliverables where needed, with the overall mission of helping the businesses to win in their marketplaces.
  • Role requires agility and understanding of how to manage internal stakeholders across different teams and business units


Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:

  • Be business proficient in Chinese and English, both written and spoken;
  • Be detail-oriented
  • Open, engaging and communicative
  • Candidates with 6 to 8 years PQE and in-house experience are preferred


British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.

We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.

Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.

Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.

Contractual Legal Entity: BATAsia-Pacific RegionLtd (HK16)

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