Legal Counsel (SEA) - F&B / Consumer Goods

Posted 19 June 2020
Job type Permanent

Job Description

  • Global MNC with broad regional scope
  • Dynamic and international environment, with an established and affable Legal Team Lead
  • Competitive package with strong bonuses

Our client, a global MNC in the F&B/ FMCG space, is looking to hire a legal counsel as part of their APAC legal team team.

This role will support the business across the SEA region. Handling a wide range of commercial contracts, negotiation, mergers and acquisitions as well as disputes.


Key Responsibilities

  • Advise on a range of regulatory, operational, corporate and commercial issues as well ass employment and labour matters.
  • Managing the IP portfolio and disputes, if any
  • Legal support for the mergers, acquisitions and business development and M&A projects in APAC
  • Keeping the management abreast of necessary data protection, privacy and anti-corruption laws and regulations
  • Advising on potential compliance measures to manage risks
  • Providing advice on compliance with corporate governance requirements
  • Acts as Local Compliance Officer for respective entities and markets.
  • Identifies, assesses and manages levels of (corporate) risk for internal clients/corporate projects to ensure minimum future liability and cost exposure for the organization.
  • Being an effective business partner to the regional management teams

Key Requirements 

  • Called to the Bar in a commonwealth jurisdiction
  • At least 4 PQE, from a top law firm or reputable inhouse team
  • Corporate/ IP/ Compliance experience is ideal
  • Excellent commercial drafting skills and transactional exposure
  • Litigation/ Corporate secretarial experience would be an added advantage
  • Mandarin or Bahasa fluency is not a requirement but can be helpful given the regional scope
  • Initiated, creative problem solver, effective communicator


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