The Job

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic qualified lawyer with experience and passion for music law to work in the legal & business affairs department of our Shanghai office. 
You will report directly to the General manager based in Mainland China and in dotted line to the Chief Legal Office of Believe based in Europe (France). You will also work closely with all teams within the business based in Mainland China and with the Central Legal Department located in France.
The Role
Primarily handling  label and artists signings for our distribution / artist services departments, you will ensure that the Believe Group processes, contract templates and business rules are applied throughout negotiations and completion of deals. You will  provide consistent legal support to the admin and sales teams to ensure we sign contracts as efficiently as possible.   
In practical terms, your tasks and responsibilities are to: 
•    review, negotiate and complete contracts under the supervision and guidance of the Central Legal Department;  
•    implement the guidelines, processes and policies set up by the Believe Group, as adapted where applicable to comply with the laws of jurisdiction of England and Wales and the law and jurisdiction of Hong Kong. of England & Wales (or the law and jurisdiction of Hong Kong);   
•    deal with a wide range of music industry related agreements including; synchronisation licences, compilation licences, broadcast agreements, marketing services, brand partnerships and live performances;  
•    assist on litigation matters, reporting to our head of litigation in Paris and with external lawyers where necessary; 
•    Liaise with Headquarter Legal department (based in France) through a detailed reporting, in order to seek approval and ensure all relevant information is shared ;
•    Liaise with other departments of the group and train as necessary to ensure templates are well understood and implemented ; 
•    Participate as required to elaboration of template & establishment of process at local or group level;  
•    assist with general corporate, compliance, and business matters in the UK Greater China   where legal input is required.
Legal monitoring on local laws, in particular in the field technology applied to intellectual property.

Qualifications

  •  A minimum of 2 years Post Qualified Experience as a lawyer in the music business sector either in-house or in private practice.  
  • Strong knowledge of intellectual property laws in mainland China and EU GDPR related jurisprudence and regulations  
  • Team player, with excellent inter-personal skills that enable you to communicate efficiently at different levels of the Believe Group in Mainland China and abroad. You are friendly, cooperative and willing to assist with all day-to-day queries that arise.
  • Proven aptitude for reporting. Used to working with Groups headquartered abroad, and with management located abroad (France).
  • Possess a solid understanding of the legal and contractual frameworks in the music industry, including copyright, licensing, and intellectual property matters. 
  • Demonstrated ability to draft, review, and negotiate contracts and agreements, with strong attention to detail and excellent negotiation skills. 
  • Business facilitator, showing a solution-oriented spirit to support the closing of a deal.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, priorities tasks, and meet deadlines effectively.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, embracing new challenges and displaying flexibility in responding to evolving industry trends and business needs. 
  • The preferred candidate should exhibit a natural ability and familiarity with a tech-driven environment notably through usage of contracting and CRM tools, excellent abilities with digital platforms and advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.

Additional Information

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