Legal Counsel (4-8 PQE), Global Consumer Products Company

Posted 07 July 2022
DisciplineChief Operating Officer & Governance
ReferenceEC/LC-4to8 PQE/CG/SG

Job Description

  • A global consumer product company
  • To join the global legal team
  • Independent team player, take ownership in delivering, and have strong commercial acumen.

Our client is a global consumer product company with global headquarters in Singapore. An opportunity has come up for a Corporate Counsel (4-8 PQE) to join their global legal team.

Reporting into the General Counsel, you will be part of an established close-knit team supporting stakeholders on a broad range of legal matters including drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts, managing intellectual property related matters, strategise & advise on managing disputes and other general commercial matters.

You are LLB/LLM qualified with 4-8 PQE with a mixed of law firm and in-house general corporate commercial experience. Chinese skills will be well regarded given the global coverage of the role includes handling matters in mainland China (but not a must). Prior experience in consumer goods, manufacturing, and product (as opposed to services) companies will be well regarded. Bar qualification is a must. Good understanding of IP related matters will be essential.

To be successful in the role, you will need to be an independent team player, take ownership in delivering, and have strong commercial acumen.


Key Responsibilities

  • Drafting, negotiating, and reviewing commercial contracts across the APAC region/jurisdictions
  • Advise business stakeholders on a broad range of legal, regulatory and compliance topics
  • Identifying and managing risk and liability face by the business in their areas of operations
  • Play the role of a strong legal business partner to help business team achieve commercial objectives
  • Deploy relevant legal strategies and programmes to protect the company's Intellectual Property
  • Ensure compliance to relevant laws in all jurisdictions
  • Handle disputes matters as and when they come up, strategising strategy with external support (whenever required)
  • Mentor/guide junior team members

Key Requirements

  • Bar qualification (4 to 8 PQE)
  • Mixed of general corporate commercial in-house as well as law firm (IP Practice a big plus) experience
  • Good Chinese skills (not a must)
  • Independent and able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Prior experience consumer goods, manufacturing sectors (essentially product over services companies) a plus
  • Good understanding of IP laws


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