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Legal Coordinator (HK/TW) - HK

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Date: 29-Nov-2020

Location: HK

Company: Greenpeace East Asia

Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace

Purpose and Scope of the Job

The Legal Coordinator provides support on getting access to suitable legal services for Greenpeace East Asia and provides practical advice on common day-to-day compliance issues for GPEA. The Legal Coordinator also provides legal support to the campaign teams as instructed by the Legal Unit Head. The position reports to Legal Unit Head.

Job responsibilities
  • Legal Research and Legal Filing Work: Conduct legal research, legal analysis and legal writing tasks assigned by Legal Unit Head; Handle the work of legal documents filing, keep and monitor legal volumes.
  • Legal Cases Management: Keep track of legal cases in which Greenpeace Foundation is a stakeholder through local lawyers in order to keep records up to date. Ensure that the communication between Greenpeace and the local lawyers is smooth and efficient. Ensure to provide prompt and efficient legal support to decision makers and management team for making informed decisions in the organization.
  • Review on Contracts and other Legal Documents: provide professional advice on contract and other legal documents to protect the interest of the organization, or delegate such work to external lawyer and monitor the quality of work.
  • Preparing Legal Risk Assessments: Ensure proposals for organizational activities and local legal advice are received in time; complete summaries of legal advice in order to enable the relevant staff to conduct risk assessments.
  • Compliance Work: assist Legal Unit Head to handle the legal inquiries and compliance issue from organizational support department and various teams, including but not limited to intellectual property issues, tax and finance law issue, labour law issue, legal disputes settlement, and litigation management.
  • Communication: Act as a contact for legal inquiries from Greenpeace Foundation; Coordinate the legal work among Greenpeace East Asia Regional offices and support regional legal work concerning the laws and regulations; draft (non-complex) correspondence with third parties; maintain the internal website and campaign legal toolkit site in order to provide consistent and accurate legal information to those who need it.
  • Knowledge management: Develop and manage information on all jurisprudence favourable to Greenpeace as well as pro-active litigation conducted by Greenpeace or others; maintain contracts database keep track of (external) legal conferences and training opportunities for relevant Greenpeace Foundation staff.
Competencies Profile
Act with integrity
Build Networks (internal & external)
Demonstrate Expertise
Demonstrate Resilience
Develop Plans
Influence Others (internal & external)
Negotiate with Others (internal & external)
Prioritize & Organize Work
Strive for Result & Quality
Work with Others
Skills and Expertise required

(1) Legal writing skills;
(2) Legal research and legal analytical skills;
(3) Ability to synthesise legal issues and to communicate with targeted audience;
(4) Proficiency in legal english; 

Specific Work Environment

Occasional travel is required.

Compensation Info


Greenpeace is an equal opportunity employer. 
Greenpeace promotes and supports its people to be at their best, invests in its people and offers its employees opportunities to develop new skills and grow professionally.

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