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Legal Counsel

Date: Oct 22, 2021

Location: Beijing, Beijing, CN, 100015

Company: John Deere

There are 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we’re all about at John Deere. And it’s why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before in our 175-year history. Here the world’s brightest minds are tackling the world’s biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we’ll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

Primary Location: China (CN) - Beijing  - Beijing  
Function: Legal
Title: Legal Counsel - 75764

Your Position:


  • Provide full scale of corporate and commercial legal and regulatory advice to John Deere Finance Lease Co., Ltd.;
  • Research and draft standard form contracts, draft and negotiate non-standard form contracts, and execution and delivery of lease and factoring agreements, dealer credit sale agreements, mortgages, and registration of security;
  • Monitor legislation development, analyze business and provide business update;
  • Advise on collections and bankruptcy matters;
  • Oversee significant litigation, provide guidance  to both wholesale and retail litigations;
  • Being part of leadership team at John Deere Finance Lease Co., Ltd., provide compliance guidance in respect to both regulatory matters and Deere compliance policies;
  • Provide legal and compliance training;
  • Manage corporate secretarial requirements, communicate with authorities and maintain necessary fillings; and
  • Manage legal budget and external legal counsel.


Required Skills & Knowledge

  • Ability to draft quality legal documents in both Chinese and English;
  • Analytical, detailed, organized, process-driven;
  • Positive disposition, open-minded, results driven, team player;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • 5 – 7 years solid legal practice specialized in financial/credit/lease at law firm, or with a financial institution or leasing company;
  • Admitted to practice law in China;
  • Fluent in Mandarin and English, written and oral.


  • LL.B. in from reputable law school in China, LL.M. or overseas legal education as plus.

What You'll Get
At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click here to find out more about our Total Rewards Package. 

The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.  An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business.  John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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