Legal/Senior Legal Counsel ( 6 to 10 PQE), Media

Posted 06 June 2021
Job type Permanent
DisciplineChief Operating Officer & Governance
ReferenceEC/L.SNR LC/M/SC

Job Description

  • Newly created headcount
  • Highly visible role
  • Direct interaction with senior business stakeholders

Our client, an international media group is looking to fill newly created legal/senior legal counsel role based out of Singapore. Reporting into the Head of the business unit, you will be given the mandate to advise business stakeholders on a broad range of legal matters in the media relate domain as well as general corporate commercial matters (content licensing, production, sales & distribution, Intellectual Property, joint ventures, financing and others)

You are LLB/LLM qualified with at least 6 PQE (Commonwealth Bar). Prior in-house experience in media companies will be well regarded. Candidates coming straight from law firm will good experience in advising on media related matters welcomed to apply.

The company has a progressive, flexible and open work culture.

To be successful in the role, you will need to be collaborative, independent, hands on and able to work in a fast-paced environment.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Draft, review and negotiate broad range commercial agreements relevant to the Media space
  • Advise business stakeholders on content, licensing, IP and regulatory matters across the region
  • Advise stakeholders on possible legal risk and provide mitigation strategies
  • Support the legal department in managing any litigation or contentious matters across the region
  • Ensure compliance to company’s policies pertaining production, programming and other media related maters
  • Assist in the drafting of policies, guidelines, legal templates and other documents to ensure best practices
  • Coordinate and liaise directly with external counsels

Key Requirements 

  • LLB/LLM qualified (min 6 PQE)
  • Bar qualification from a commonwealth jurisdiction
  • Strong in-house (media companies) and/or law firm (media practice) experience will be well regarded
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team player who can operate independently and in a fast paced environment


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