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Legal Counsel

Job title: Legal Counsel
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Malaysia
Industry: Legal & Compliance
Start Date: 11/12/2019
Reference: 30341
Contact name: Nick Ryland
Contact email: nick@formativesearch.com
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

We are working with a NYSE listed S&P 500 investment management company that is looking to hire a Legal Counsel. This is a great opportunity to gain experience supporting a global business across a number of markets in Southeast Asia. 

Objective:

The key objective is to contribute to the company’s growth with high-quality and solution-focused legal advice to the company’s business operations across Southeast Asia. The role will report to the General Counsel in Singapore. 

Responsibilities:

  • General Transaction Support (preferred corporate background)

  • Support management team and broader investor legal team on all matters in the negotiation and delivery of investments

  • Assist with finance, corporate M&A documentation as required from time to time

  • Leadership role in assisting the internal stakeholders in negotiating and finalizing commercial agreements with clients

  • Assist to manage and resolve disputes and related litigations

  • Perform appropriate levels of legal research and analysis on various legal matters required by the Company

Requirements:

  • Legal qualification from a common law jurisdiction

  • At least 10 years of working experience in law firms or in-house

  • Previous MNC experience preferred

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, management and drafting skills with a high level of integrity and confidentiality

  • Excellent knowledge of corporate laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations and executive orders

  • Advanced drafting skills

  • Passion for law and an entrepreneurial mindset are greatly appreciated

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