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Become a trusted advisor, who gives innovative and strategic legal advice to VMware’s global operations. Our integrity-driven legal team upholds the highest standards of business and professional conduct while helping us achieve our goals.

Corporate Counsel

Beijing, China

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Job ID R1900868

Title: Corporate Counsel

Manager:  Director & Assistant General Counsel, Greater China.

Position Overview:

VMware has an opening for a highly talented Corporate Counsel to be based in Beijing, China supporting the China business and reporting into the Director & Assistant General Counsel, Greater China


The Corporate Counsel will provide a full range of legal support on various commercial and general corporate matters, including but not limited to:

·Drafting and negotiating software license and services contracts and other commercial contracts within Greater China.

·Resolution of any partner / customer / vendor disputes

·Management of and obtaining advice from VMware’s network of outside counsel within Greater China

·Daily and/or frequent interaction with Sales Management and functional peer groups, including managing internal escalations for approval of non-standard terms

·Providing legal advice relating to commercial contract law and providing recommendations based on a risk analysis

·Participating in the design and implementation of company policies and processes to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations in China

·Providing training to the business, principally on adherence to the VMware Business Conduct Guidelines, Dawn Raid Policy and Competition laws

·Providing legal advice on miscellaneous legal matters from time to time, including license compliance, dispute resolution, company law, competition law, real estate, marketing matters and procurement matters within Greater China

·Special projects as assigned by the Director & Assistant General Counsel, Greater China


The ideal candidate will:

·be admitted to the Chinese Bar with at least 8 years post qualification legal experience.

·possess superior advocacy skills, including the ability to negotiate effectively and efficiently in both written and oral form;

·be familiar with issues pertaining to licensing, IP protection, cloud computing, cybersecurity, commercial law, antitrust law, corporate law;

·have experience working as in-house counsel with a multinational software company;

·litigation experience would be considered favorably;

·be fluent in written and spoken English, with Mandarin as mother tongue

·be an experienced drafter who is capable of negotiating a variety of software and services agreements with large customers in Greater China in a multi-tier resale model

·possess strong business acumen and be able to apply legal principles in a commercial environment

·be well organized and able to manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure

·have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to conduct non-adversarial, win-win negotiations, whilst adhering to VMware’s contracting policies and requirements

·be adept at working independently in a fast-paced environment and exercising sound judgment

·demonstrate capacity to build relationships with senior business members

·have a strong commitment to integrity and professionalism.

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