Head of Legal

Position         : Head of Legal

Location        : Singapore

Industry        : Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS)

 

JOB SUMMARY

The incumbent shall head the corporate legal department and is responsible for the legal affairs of the Group of Companies. This role includes providing legal counsel to the board of directors, chairman of the board, chief executive officer and other senior management.

The incumbent will ensure that the Group operates within the law at all times and ensure legal compliance and limit risk exposure for the Company. He / She will work to maintain a good standing with all our regulators, customers, and business partners.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Corporate Legal Strategy & Regulatory Compliance

  • Develop and lead corporate legal strategy to promote and protect the Company’s interests
  • Partner with stakeholders to provide practical and insightful legal and regulatory advice on a wide variety of matters
  • Act as the independent guardian to safeguard the Company’s legal and regulatory interest with a sound risk management and control mindset
  • Anticipate, evaluate and resolve regulatory issues (including disputes, complaints, regulatory breaches) in a timely and practical matter
  • Conduct legal research and review company’s litigation strategy pertaining to legal actions

Business & Contract Management

  • Understand business and operational aspects of relevant internal stakeholders and assist with launching new business initiatives, products and projects
  • Develop, implement, improve and review business and operational processes and provide training to stakeholders
  • Assist in helping to draft, negotiate and review a wide range of commercial contracts, including distribution, confidentiality, partnership and other commercial contracts

Stakeholder Management

  • Maintain proactive regulatory relationships with financial regulators. Where necessary, also manage and develop productive and efficient relationships with external counsel
  • Maintain proper corporate interactions with the relevant local, state and federal governmental bodies, legislatures and the community at large

 

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

  • Law degree from a reputable law school
  • Not less than 10-12 years of in-house experience and practice experience
  • Proven general counseling experience in a business environment
  • Overall broad legal knowledge (corporate law, litigations, labor law, etc)
  • In-depth understanding of how legal issues affect organisations

 

JOB-RELATED SKILLS

  • Ability to work in a cross functional team on projects and manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure and willingness to adapt in order to work within the organization culture
  • Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad variety of matters with different personality types in dynamic environment with varying priorities.  Willingness to participate in consensus building decision making process
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