In-House Legal Counsel • Global Tech Company • Bangkok | Singapore
In House Legal Counsel (IT / Technology)
Top Multinational Technology Company
Possible office locations: Singapore or Bangkok
Our client is a sought after multinational technology employer with a busy 90-strong global legal team employing 150 different nationalities and operating globally.
Due to the continuous business growth and internal promotions this multinational industry-leading services, data processing and software development organisation is looking to hire a talented lawyer for their global team to be based in Bangkok or Singapore.
This is an excellent chance to join a highly regarded legal team that is central to a dynamic, fast moving global technology business in an exciting and varied commercial legal role, supporting the business on a broad range of technology and commercial legal matters.
You will work with some of the brightest legal professionals in the sector 90% of whom come from top international law firms including Magic Circle. The legal department mirrors the business structure. It is split along both divisional, regional and functional lines, with a core focus on corporate and tax, regulatory, IP and IT, contractual and legal issues. The team has broad international capabilities and handles most issues internally, using outside counsel for niche local issues and very specific technical needs.
The company’s global presence and continued growth enable employees to pursue exciting career- and skill-enhancing opportunities. International mobility is welcomed. About 250 employees every year take permanent positions in a country different from their country of hire. Over 100 employees yearly take temporary internal assignments, e.g. in the US and Asia. There is constant exchange of talent between European hubs (UK, France, Spain, Germany).
The company is piloting a new policy where permanent employees have the opportunity to work from other locations for a temporary period. This is a particularly attractive benefit for employees who seek to increase their own or their families’ cultural and linguistic understanding by living in a different country for a specific amount of time. There are ample opportunities to travel globally if preferred.
Flexibility & Work Life Balance
The business offers a variety of flexible work arrangements across different locations to allow employees to juggle their professional and personal demands. Lawyers routinely work from home 2 or more days a week.
The General Counsel an insightful and tenacious business lawyer with great business sense, a true confidant and advisor to top leadership and a caring manager, colleague and friend to their team members. Both legal and commercial departments value their vision, intelligence, speed of thought, composure under extreme pressure, and practicality. No matter how tense or stressful a situation, they always make people feel better, more relaxed and more focused. On top, they are fun to work with, witty and entertaining.
Role & Responsibilities
You will take responsibility for wide and varied range of IT legal issues including complex and strategic APAC accounts; negotiate and draft all forms of complex IT agreements (software, services (including outsourcing arrangements), supplier, vendor, consultancy, technology licensing and development agreements) and provide key support on litigation matters, data protection and regulatory issues.
Advise top management on legal risks related to company strategy, both from a deal perspective and generally. Manage external counsel. Prepare / maintain template documentation and negotiation guidelines. Provide training to the business and other members of the legal team on areas of expertise
- At least 3 years PQE either in-house or in private practice as a technology / IT / TMT lawyer;
- Of benefit would be: outsourcing, SaaS / XaaS, Cloud, e-commerce, data protection and competition experience;
- Fluency in Mandarin or Japanese would be beneficial.
- Excellent competitive salary, bonus and excellent benefits
- A generous 30-business days annual leave plus 12-14 public holidays (8-9 weeks in total)
- Relocation support
Please apply below or via Found Legal website / email contact page. The recruitment process is fast and efficient (2-3 meetings) with immediate feedback from interviewers. We have strong relationship with the hiring team so will advise whether this organisation would be the best fit to your skills, experience and aspirations. Once shortlisted, will receive extensive preparation and guidance for every interview.
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