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Our client is a MNC at Cyberjaya, looking for a legal counsel to provide legal support for the company's Business Units in in the Asia Pacific region.

Why should you explore this opening:
- Opportunity to gain regional exposure
- Opportunity to build career and work in MNC culture
Legal Counsel, Regional Office
In House
Full Time/Permanent
Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
3 - 5 Year(s)
Bachelor Degree
- Provides quality legal support to all AP GBS Legal teams and (where appropriate) the company's Business units in the Asia Pacific region;
- Assists the various AP GBS Legal teams to ensure that all business units in the Asia Pacific region comply with laws and regulations relating to the relevant business unit in the relevant country;
- Assists, through its activities, the various AP GBS Legal teams to implement and/or further the global legal strategy at a regional/country level in order to ensure effective use of common tools and consistent reporting;
- Where appropriate and if requested, supports other corporate functions by delivering the legal service component necessary in overall attainment of their goals;
- Where appropriate and if requested, assists the various AP GBS Legal teams in implementing country legal risk mitigation strategies.
- Acts as "mobile legal squad" by providing ad-hoc support to fill resource gaps or workload overflow in various AP GBS Legal teams
- Where appropriate and if requested, assists in managing external legal counsel necessary for provision of legal services to business units;
- Where appropriate and if requested, represents the Company in negotiations with partners, customers, suppliers, governmental and regulatory authorities;
- Where appropriate and if requested, provides information, reports and confirmation to auditors, bankers and suppliers required in relation to any local business unit's operations.
- Provides general business legal advice and assistance to the various AP GBS Legal teams by engaging in activities such as (but not limited to): (a) drafting and reviewing confidentiality agreements, supplier contracts and customer contracts: (b) reviewing RFQs/tenders and preparing RFQ/tender responses where appropriate; (c) checking BCA approval conditions against near-final drafts of contracts; (d) preparing briefing/advisory notes to AP GBS Legal team members to help the team members prepare for contract negotiations/meetings;
- Where appropriate and if requested, assists in procuring legal advice and external legal service in any area of law outside area of specialization/competence;
- Provides quarterly legal activity reports to line manager;
- Proactively advises line manager and/or AP GBS Legal team members on any development in the law applicable to country/region and business unit and contribute (if requested) to the design and delivery of training courses on legal topics relevant to the business.
- 3-5 years of legal practice in commercial law firm or in house legal department
- Good law degree from a reputable local/foreign university
- Professional admission/qualification to practice in a relevant Asia Pacific jurisdiction would be desirable
- Commercial pragmatism, ability to apply legal knowledge and expertise into business environment;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and proficiency in another Asian language would be desirable;
- Good understanding of the company's business activities;
- Attention to detail, independent and confident with good legal knowledge, as well as analytical and drafting skills

This position is only open to Malaysian citizens.

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