A Legal Counsel earns an average salary of HK$882,736 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

HK$363,235 - HK$1,539,654
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Salary HK$363,235 - HK$1,539,654
Bonus HK$32,779 - HK$664,427
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HK$372,863 - HK$1,931,298
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Currency: HKD
  • Updated: 21 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 33

Job Description for Legal Counsel

Legal counsels, also called general counsels, are the chief lawyers of large corporations or government agencies. They advise departments on legal ramifications, ensure that the business is working in accordance with the law, and may represent the company or government agency in the case that a law suit is filed.

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Legal Counsel Tasks

  • Advise business in legal affairs of the company including government regulations, taxes, and legal and human rights.
  • Apply for registration and copyrights for the products, processes, and trademarks of the organization.
  • Manage disputes and litigations.
  • Prepare and review legal documents including contracts, licenses, leases, sales and purchases, and real estate, etc.

Legal Counsel Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: HK$953,368

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Legal Counsel

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
55%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Legal Counsel Salaries

▲8%

National Average
HK$953,000

▼31%

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
55%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 10%