As well as providing first class legal services, Ince also offers a wealth of professional services and advice to clients including accounting, financial services, consulting, and pension advice.

After a period of significant growth, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join us as a Paralegal based in our Shanghai office where you will have the chance to make an impact and work with our impressive and diverse Shanghai Team.

That’s where you come in − if you are looking for a challenging and fulfilling career and are equally committed to delivering exceptional value and service to our clients, then Ince could be the firm for you. We offer a supportive, inclusive, and high-performance work environment, where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential.

Join us, grow with us, and win with us.

Reporting to Head of Shanghai Office

Based Shanghai

Contract Type Full time

“There has never been a more exciting time to join Ince. We are a dynamic international legal and professional services firm, with offices in nine countries across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. With over 750+ people across The Ince Group, including over 100 partners worldwide. ”

Specific duties & responsibilities

The successful candidate will be working on a wide range of matters of shipping and commercial law with an emphasis on ship finance, dry shipping, international trade, insurance, and commercial litigation, and also providing service of professional support to all fee-earners within the Shanghai office in relation to the following:

  • Drafting, and/or basic legal review of documents.  
  • Preparation, collation, and cross-referencing of documents.
  • Conducting legal research and preparing internal legal memos.
  • Translation of documents from English to Chinese or vice versa.
  • Proof reading.
  • Assisting in preparation of pitches, quotation proposals, etc.
  • Participating in business generation activities including seminars, client meetings.

Essential skills, qualifications and experience

  • Excellent legal sense/understanding in commercial law, preferably with experience in finance transactions and/or areas of shipping, insurance, international trade, and commercial litigation.
  • LLB or above, LLM in Hong Kong, or a British university is preferred.
  • Good drafting skills where case handling correspondence is required. 
  • Fluent in both written and spoken Chinese and English.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, team player working in an international environment.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent organisational, time-management, and prioritisation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and multi-task between projects.
  • Good electronic and Microsoft Office skills.
  • Strong literacy and numeracy skills.
  • High levels of professionalism, confidentiality, and discretion in the handling of all client relationships both internal and external.  
  • Good timekeeping, personable, friendly, and approachable disposition.

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