Interview with Jiang Wenlu, general manager, legal department of Sinochem International

The interview is in Chinese

Managing a legal team is a test of a general counsel’s wisdom, especially in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic crisis such as the one the world faces. Jiang Wenlu, General Manager, Legal Department of Sinochem International shared his insight with us on team management

“Ihave always felt that there are many similarities with the work of lawyers and doctors. Both require a strong level of professionalism, and both are divided into many segments. For example, doctors are divided into internists and surgeons, who can be further divided into cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, neurologists, neurosurgeons, etc.

Lawyers can also be broadly divided into litigation and non-litigation lawyers, who can be further divided into lawyers of corporate affairs, capital markets, intellectual property, maritime business, etc.

There is also a commonality between the two: Not all doctors specialize in one area, as there are so-called general practitioners among them, which is the same as with lawyers.

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This interview was conducted during the CBLJ Forum at Grand Hyatt Hotel, Shanghai, on 12 November, with the theme “Seizing Cross-Border Opportunities – Managing Global Risks”. For more information about the conference and videos of the forum sessions, please visit our CBLJ Forum 2019 webpage here.