Business Development Coordinator

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(2/22/2023 1:51 AM)
# of Positions
Pos. Category
Business Dev. & Marketing
Office Location
Hong Kong - Central
Pos. Type
Regular Full Time


Mayer Brown is a leading global law firm with offices in 27 key business centres across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. With approximately 200 lawyers in each of the world’s three largest financial centres — New York, London and Hong Kong — we are uniquely positioned to advise leading companies and financial institutions on their most complex legal needs. We have deep experience in high-stakes litigation and complex transactions across industry sectors, including our signature strength, the global financial services industry.


We are a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support and development they need to grow, thrive and realise their greatest potential. We also encourage all our people to use their skills to support the wider community through our pro bono and community volunteering programmes. At Mayer Brown the principles of mutual respect, dignity and understanding are central to the way we work and help to provide an environment where diversity and inclusion are embraced.


Due to robust growth in Asia, we are looking for a Business Development Coordinator to join our highly regarded and top tier ranked practices in Hong Kong.

You will be a critical member of the Asia team, reporting to and supporting the Business Development Manager of Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Employment practices in Hong Kong, while working closely with the wider Asia BD team, partners, lawyers, and colleagues from other departments. As part of the broader Asia and global business development and marketing function, you will work with international colleagues on other regional and global projects where required. This is a hands-on role that requires attention to detail and a high-level of collaboration with other functions. Key attributes to ensure success in this role include a strong ability to prioritise, willingness to take ownership of tasks, along with a proactive and positive attitude.


  • Act as a collaborative resource to the Business Development team and the Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Employment practices in Greater China, and a broader support to other contentious practices in Asia.
  • Prepare responses to client request for proposals, while assisting with content development for associated presentation and pitch materials, including curating and maintaining relevant deals lists.
  • Assist in preparing and drafting submissions for legal directories and other industry awards.
  • Managing and coordinating the end-to-end presentation, production and delivery of in person and virtual client events.
  • Conduct client, industry and market research to identify new leads, including opportunities to expand relationships with existing clients.
  • Develop a good working knowledge of the Firm’s priority product, industry and practice areas in support of targeted pursuit and client development activity.
  • Support the Firm’s marketing communications and campaign activity across all channels including advertising (digital and print), conferences, events, sponsorships and other key profile-building opportunities.
  • Leverage the firm's global client relationship management system (i.e. InterAction) to create targeted client lists for business development and marketing purposes.
  • Updating and maintaining internal BD trackers and infrastructure to ensure key documents are kept up to date.

Qualifications / Person Specification

  • An undergraduate degree in Law, Business, Marketing or related field.
  • 2-4 years’ business development experience in professional services and/or similar industry.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese, superior written and oral communication skills.
  • High level of proficiency with MS Office Suite of applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams).
  • A knowledge of InterAction (or similar CRM systems) is preferred, but not essential.
  • Familiarity with virtual events platforms (e.g., Webex, Zoom, Teams).
  • Familiarity with research techniques and databases typically used for competitive intelligence (e.g., Manzama, Capital IQ, Mergermarket, EMIS, LexisNexis, Lexology).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – must have a mature, professional and personable presentation and demeanour.
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Demonstrates good judgment and problem-solving capabilities, a team-first and client-service orientation.


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