Regional General Counsel (min 15 PQE), Fortune 500 MNC

Job Title: Regional General Counsel (min 15 PQE), Fortune 500 MNC
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Salary: SGD380,000-SGD480,000
Reference: EC/RGC-F/CG/SG
Contact Name: Eng Chang
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 30, 2021 14:26

Job Description

  • Regional coverage
  • Newly created role in the region
  • Broad remit

Our client is a well-established player in the Consumer Goods space. We have been mandated to help fill a newly created Regional General Counsel role based out of Singapore. Reporting into the region’s Business Head, you will be given a broad remit to manage legal, compliance, regulatory and broader corporate affairs related matters in the region. This is a senior leadership and management role (circa 10+ direct reports across the region).

You are JD/LLB/LLM qualified and called to the Bar with at least 15 PQE. You have a proven track record in leading big legal and corporate affairs teams across multiple jurisdictions and have dealt with complex commercial, legal, compliance and regulatory matters in non-homogeneous markets. Prior experience in the Consumer Goods sector will be well regarded (but not a must).

To be successful in the role, you need to demonstrate strategic thinking, senior stakeholder management skills and the ability to manage and build teams.


Key Responsibilities

  • Manage all legal, compliance, regulatory and corporate affairs matters across the region.
  • Participate and contribute to strategy discussions and planning as a member of the regional leadership team.
  • Provide leadership, mentorship and guidance to more than 10 direct reports
  • Advise senior business stakeholders on possible legal risks and provide relevant mitigation strategies.
  • Ensure compliance to company’s policies and be kept abreast of developments/changes to regulatory requirements.
  • Engage with regulatory, governmental and NGO bodies on a regular basis and play a key role in shaping a fair and positive operating environment for the business in the region.
  • Engage and manage external counsel as and when required.

Key Requirements 

  • JD/LLB/LLM qualified and called to the Bar.
  • Min 15 PQE
  • Mixed of MNC in-house and top tier law firm experience.
  • Strong experience in regional leadership roles in legal, compliance, regulatory and corporate affairs.
  • Prior experience in Consumer Goods/FMCG sector a plus
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven track record in leading and building teams.
  • Strong corporate presence/gravitas

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