Corporate Counsel, APAC (Data Protection)

Location: Hong Kong

Position Type:  Full Time, Permanent

Reports to: Deputy General Counsel, APAC (Legal & Data Protection)




  • Serve as the APAC regional data protection counsel and the first point of contact in APAC to drive and manage data protection topics in all APAC countries/jurisdictions where KB runs businesses (both RVS and CVS), including mainland China, India, Japan, Korea, Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore.
  • Develop, review and maintain data governance and protection policies to ensure compliance with data protection laws in APAC.
  • Provide timely and accurate data governance and protection advice to internal clients.
  • Devise and conduct trainings on data protection.
  • Actively monitor latest legislation development and keep organization informed of the same, work out solutions to keep abreast of evolving data protection regulatory environment.
  • Work with various departments across the organization (such as HR and IT) to maintain requisite understanding and awareness of evolving data protection landscape and to design and implement necessary actions.
  • Support KB global data protection team in developing and maintaining global data protection policies and initiatives, and ensure compliance in APAC region.
  • Draft, negotiate and review data protection clauses/agreements, handle data protection incidents, coordinate and perform data protection audits, in APAC region.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.




  • Bachelor of Laws or above.
  • At least 5 years of work experience, with a minimum of 2 years of extensive/focused experience in data protection laws, particularly those in China (personal data, cybersecurity, data security), is required.
  • Strong knowledge of APAC and EU data protection and privacy legal frameworks.
  • Knowledge and experience in the field of China data protection laws is a must.
  • Qualification on data privacy such as CIPP or the equivalent will be a plus.
  • Experienced in project management in the data protection area, and in particular designing and implementing the regional aspects and nuances in a global data protection program.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to balance business needs with legal risks.
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English and Mandarin, able to clearly and succinctly communicate legal advice.
  • Ability to work independently, self-driven, learning and strive to improve company's data protection practice constantly.


We offer a 5-day work week and hybrid work environment.


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Knorr-Bremse Asia Pacific Holding Ltd