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Regional Legal Counsel

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a seasoned legal professional to step into the role of a Regional Legal Counsel role. This is a unique chance to bring your expertise and knowledge to a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation, where you will play a pivotal role in shaping the company's legal strategy. The successful candidate will enjoy a collaborative work environment, with a strong emphasis on teamwork and shared success. With an inclusive culture that values diversity and fosters creativity, this organisation offers the perfect platform for career growth and development.

What you'll do:

Our client is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Regional Legal Counsel to provide independent corporate and commercial legal advice within their International Division. This role also includes acting as Company Secretary for the Asia Advisory Board, coordinating and supervising company secretary services for subsidiary companies across the Asia Operations of the International Division. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to manage and develop an internal legal team, contribute to continuous improvement regimes, and keep abreast of corporate and insurance law developments in all relevant Asia jurisdictions.

  • Supervise provision of legal advice from external and internal lawyers across Asia
  • Conduct supervision of company secretarial activity across Asia
  • Engage with the business on their strategies and provide support for those strategies
  • Manage, maintain and develop the legal team within Asia
  • Contribute to a regime of continuous improvement to ensure efficient use of resources in area of responsibility
  • Keep abreast of corporate and insurance law developments in all relevant Asia jurisdictions, identify potential opportunities/threats and formulate action plans/mitigation strategies
  • Act as an internal expert to provide legal advice to internal customers so that their legal needs are well serviced
  • Work with other managers and external service providers by engaging in concise and timely communication and helpful cooperation to proactively protect interests
  • Provide independent corporate and commercial legal advice that achieves effective and efficient processes and desired outcomes
  • Contribute to the management of legal Risk to ensure minimum financial impact on results and to protect reputation

What you bring:

The ideal candidate for the Regional Legal Counsel role will bring a wealth of experience in providing independent corporate and commercial legal advice. You would have contributed to continuous improvement initiatives, kept abreast of corporate and insurance law developments in all relevant Asia jurisdictions, identified potential opportunities or threats, formulated action plans or mitigation strategies, provided expert legal advice to internal customers, worked with other managers and external service providers, provided independent corporate and commercial legal advice that achieves effective processes and desired outcomes, contributed to the management of legal risk to ensure minimal financial impact on results, protected reputation.

  • Proven experience as a Regional Legal Counsel or similar role within a corporate setting
  • Strong knowledge of insurance law and regulatory compliance. Candidates who have worked in a financial institution/insurance company will be viewed favorably
  • Excellent negotiation skills with experience in drafting and reviewing commercial contracts
  • Ability to lead a team effectively while fostering a collaborative work environment
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate complex legal concepts clearly
  • A degree in Law from a recognised institution

What sets this company apart:

Our client is a leading player in the international market. They are renowned for their commitment to excellence, innovation, and integrity. They offer an inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration, supports employees' professional growth, and encourages a healthy work-life balance. Their dedication to their employees' well-being is reflected in their comprehensive benefits package which includes health insurance, retirement plans, paid time off, and more.

What's next:

If you're ready for a rewarding challenge within a dynamic international environment, we encourage you to apply!

Apply today or email your CV to lindy.ho@robertwalters.com.my

Do note that we will only be in touch if your application is shortlisted.

Agensi Pekerjaan Robert Walters Sdn Bhd
Business Registration Number : 729828-T
Licence Number : JTKSM 423C

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Legal & Corporate Secretarial

Focus: Other

Industry: Legal

Salary: Negotiable

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Senior Management

Location: Petaling Jaya

Job Reference: F0MTUR-80F73C56

Date posted: 10 July 2024

Consultant: Lindy Ho

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