Position Description

Regional Legal Counsel, APAC (West, Law firm/In-house, Compliance, Up to $7K)
Job Code 15552
Job Placement Location Singapore
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  • A well-established Japanese MNC.
  • Providing all business and legal affairs support required by the business and corporate functions across the covered countries.
  • A trusted and key advisor to the business - delivering first-hand and professional business and legal affairs support on matters of key strategic, financial and reputational importance to the business.
  • The successful Candidate will work closely with the Compliance & Internal Audit department to manage, improve and control all legal activities to ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulatory requirements in Asia Pacific in general and in the covered countries in particular.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide prompt legal advice and services in an efficient, value-added and approachable manner in alignment with customer priorities established by the Regional Management Team which includes (amongst others).
    • Draft, review and negotiate software licenses, resale and vendor/supplier contracts.
    • Review, draft and manage licenses/sales contracts on a daily basis in accordance with company policies and risk tolerance.
    • Respond promptly to legal requests from internal clients across functional groups, summarizing and communicating legal concepts that business people can understand and apply.
    • Advise on legal issues and risks related to compliance (e.g. around anti-bribery and data privacy), approval processes, company policies and procedures, IP and business strategy.
    • Advise on labour-related matters.
    • Identify and address risks and issues in the daily business operations to ensure Company is in a consistent position in a manner consistent with the internal processes.
    • Mitigate risk while fully appreciating the commercial opportunity presented by the transaction.
    • Advise on IP and other issues related to brand protection.
    • Educate the internal team as well as external business partners to ensure that they have the required understanding of, and ownership interest in, the various risks related to the business.
  • Provide corporate governance in an effective and efficient manner while meeting legal and statutory requirements as governed by the relevant law, including (among others).
    • Ensure all corporate filings are made accurately and on time.
    • Report company activities effectively and in accordance with the local legal requirements.
    • Act as a company representative for matters requiring legal support.
    • Review and authorize all company legal activities related to audit, finance and legal requirements.
    • Keep all Intercompany agreements up to date and in accordance with the local tax requirements of the entities.
  • Manage outside counsel spend on a matter-by-matter basis, and support Company’s indirect spends savings initiatives.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) is a must.
  • At least 7 to 10 years' working experience in similar capacity at a Law firm and as In-house Counsel
  • Prior experience in development, manufacture and sale of information equipment environment is highly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication (both written and spoken) and presentation skills.
  • Experience in compliance programmes.
  • A proven record of high-quality contribution to business strategy and delivery, an effective and passionate team player within high performing cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent project management, negotiating and drafting skills.
  • Possess technical excellence and a practical approach, with the ability to work professionally under pressure to navigate through a complex organisation and providing accurate legal advice without losing sight of the business perspective.
Other Information:​
  • Report to General Counsel.
  • Regional role (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Indo-China, Vietnam, Myanmar).
  • Working Location: HarbourFront.
  • Working Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 6pm.
  • Critical: Due to the organization's affirmed support and commitment to developing a Singaporean core, this role is only available to Singaporeans.
To apply, please visit www.gmprecruit.com and search for Job Reference: 15552.
To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Novita Tan at novita.adisutanto@gmprecruit.com
We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
GMP Recruitment Services (S) Pte Ltd | EA License: 09C3051 | EA Personnel: Novita Tan | Registration No: R1220374
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