Legal Job opening : Head of Legal and Compliance at Airbus

About Company

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2020, it generated revenues of €49.9 billion and employed a workforce of around 130,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.


Job Description:
Will take the leadership role of Head of Legal and Compliance to engage in a wide scope of functional, management and leadership responsibilities,

  • Structure, develop, direct and motivate the performance of a team of legal counsels and compliance managers;
  • Provide executive management with expert advice on company strategies and their implementation in the region;
  • Participate in the development and implementation of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provide continuing counsel and guidance on legal implications of such policies, procedures and programs in the region;
  • Anticipate issues and estimate risks strategically and identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate the risks;
  • Ensure that the company will conduct its business in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and company policies with ethics and integrity under the guidance of Airbus Ethics & Compliance Program;
  • Be responsible for effective implementation of Airbus Ethics & Compliance Program, including implementation of anti-corruption, anti-bribery and anti-fraud initiatives, management of gift & hospitality, sponsorship, donations and membership activities, and conducting of due diligence on business partners;
  • Handle and oversee complex business transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructuring, including due diligence, contract drafting and negotiation and post transaction integration;
  • Advise on legal aspects of the assessment of current and future business structures and legal entities and set up new entities and facilities in the region;
  • Manage the legal aspects of Airbus innovation initiatives and capital market investments in China;
  • Provide support in aircraft sales, aircraft leasing and financing and corporate finance matters;
  • Manage and oversee the formulating and negotiation of business contracts and procurement contracts;
  • Oversee the corporate filings of the legal entities in Mainland China and Hong Kong, including wholly owned subsidiaries, joint ventures, branch offices and representative offices;
  • Handle dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration matters;
  • Manage and oversee the selection, retention, management and evaluation of all outside counsels for the region.


  • Degree in law from a well-known Chinese university and an overseas university;
  • Admitted in PRC and/or other jurisdiction(s);
  • A track record of being a regional general counsel in China, Greater China or Asia Pacific for multinational companies;
  • In-depth understanding of regulatory and business environment in China;
  • Good commerce sense to drive and support business;
  • Solid and hands-on experience and expertise in direct foreign investment, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, venture capital and labor laws;
  • Good decision making power and leadership skills in influencing business decisions, developing talent and delegation skills;
  • Excellent English and Chinese language skills;
  • Flexibility, adaptability, willing to consider and implement changes in ways of working / working environment;
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, skills in dealing with multicultural environments and dexterity in keeping various stakeholders, both in China and Europe, abreast of key files; good time management and project management skills;
  • High standard of professional ethics and integrity and strong sense of responsibility and discipline.

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