APAC Legal Counsel, Data Privacy – E-Commerce (min 5 PQE)

Job Title: APAC Legal Counsel, Data Privacy – E-Commerce (min 5 PQE)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Industry: Chief Operating Officer & Governance
Salary SGD120,000-SGD150,000
Reference: EC/APACLC/E-commerce/SG
Contact Name: Eng Chang
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 29, 2021 08:48

Job Description

  • Newly created headcount
  • APAC coverage
  • Fast-paced, high growth and exciting environment

Our client, a leading e-commerce company is looking to hire an APAC Data Privacy Counsel to be based out of their Singapore office. Reporting into the APAC General Counsel, this is a newly created role with the mandate to advise on data privacy and related topics across the APAC region (including Japan).

Candidates with strong experience and knowledge in data privacy matters (GDPR, data protection law, data governance; etc) will be well-regarded. Lawyers currently in private practice with relevant experience welcomed to apply. This is a good role for candidates who are keen to work in a fast-paced, high growth and exciting environment.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Draft, review and advise on data protection related terms in commercial agreements.
  • Providing training and advice to business stakeholders on data privacy related considerations.
  • Work closely with HQ Data Privacy function to implement, improve and monitor data privacy policies and framework across APAC region.
  • Advise on privacy and data security consideration pertaining to new products.
  • Provide support in the event of data incidents (breaches, investigations, law enforcement liaison; etc)
  • Work closely with broader legal team to ensure data privacy agendas are well communicated and adhered to
  • Manage external counsels as and when required.

Key Requirements

  • Min 5 PQE (Commonwealth jurisdiction)
  • Relevant experience in data protection/data privacy laws, regulations, policies, and frameworks (PDPA, GDPR)
  • Regional exposure
  • Team player
  • Hands on and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.


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