Sr. Legal Counsel

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Role Description

  • Assist with the structuring of complex transactions.
  • Draft, redline, and negotiate complex terms and agreements with customers, suppliers and partners, including cloud, software licensing, professional services agreements, data processing agreements, etc. for SAP’s Cloud, Software, and Services business, and others.
  • Work closely with relevant teams such as Internal Sales, Pricing, and Revenue Recognition teams during the drafting and negotiation process.
  • Assist the commercial and sales teams with legal escalations relating to the transactions you are working on.
  • Help achieve SAP’s business goals and objectives by serving as a true business partner, balancing legal risks appropriately against the commercial objectives.
  • Identify contractual risks and suggest alternatives that lead to optimal solutions.
  • Work with sales, finance, and operations teams to ensure that contractual terms are compliant with legal, regulatory, and company policies and risk preferences.
  • Integrate legal, business, technical, and practical analysis, and a high level of motivation, are essential.
  • Assist in handling various field and corporate legal matters, including but not limited to, facilities, procurement, marketing, bid management, bankruptcy, privacy, intellectual property rights, and claims management. Review, redline, and negotiate relevant contracts and other documents.
  • Act as a bridge internal clients and external law firms in litigation/arbitration matters - work on related strategy together with external firms and align with internal clients.
  • Assist with special projects as assigned.
  • Advanced legal skills with special knowledge in one or several areas of law. You have a track record of taking on increasing amounts of responsibility.
  • You will provide senior legal services and be responsible for the delivery of client outcomes for projects and matters within your area of responsibility.
  • You may be asked to lead virtual team projects or provide supervision and coaching to peers and colleagues both within SAP Legal and in cross-functional projects.
  • You are self-driven and self-organizing, working independently on topics while setting priorities.
  • You stand accountable for your area of responsibility, take decisions, and provide solutions that enhance the future design and strategy of the team and business.
  • You build and maintain collaborative relationships with peers, internal clients, and external customers and communicate clearly conveying processes, policies, and advice in a manner that others can easily understand both in terms of the rationale used and the consequences of proposed solutions.
  • You communicate in a timely manner and provide constructive feedback to cross-functional colleagues and managers.


       Education and Skills

  • Graduation from accredited law school with over 8 years working experiences
  • Licensed to practice law in China, Japan, or Korea.
  • Preference is experience and expertise in negotiating key terms for Cloud Agreements, such as data protection, data analysis, security, compliance/regulatory, limitation of liability terms, etc.
  • Strong relationship-building, leadership and communications skills, both written and oral in the specified language(s).
  • Excellent/Fluent written and oral Japanese/Korean, English and Chinese.
  • You think critically, identify issues quickly, and think in the alternative examining multiple aspects and perspectives.
  • You are creative and demonstrate the ability to “think outside of the box”, meaning that you know when to adhere to established guidelines, but you are able question established practices by suggesting new approaches that further the objectives and goals of the Company within our risk and compliance framework.






We build breakthroughs together

SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.

We win with inclusion

SAP’s culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone – regardless of background – feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.
SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team:
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EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.
Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

Requisition ID: 335797  | Work Area: Legal  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid

Requisition ID:  335797
Posted Date:  Jun 3, 2022
Work Area:  Legal
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Dalian China, CN, 116023

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