Legal Director (APAC region) | 10-15 PQE | Hong Kong/Singapore

Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Posted: Apr 06, 2022

Job Description

Role is based in Hong Kong/ Singapore

The Legal Director will be responsible for providing legal support to business units to achieve business goals and ensure legal compliance & consistency. He/ She is directly involved in developing and implementing business strategies that have a long-term impact. He/ She ensures consistency in the legal and business positions taken by the company and reviews applicable laws, policies & regulations to determine positions to best protect the firm.

The legal director also evaluates, manages and mitigates risk. The position interacts/negotiates with senior management and external parties, including those with conflicting interests. He/She manages complex litigation, manages outside counsel in representing the organisation and handles legal expenses to cut costs. The role may include managing others in the department.

Job requirements

  • Possess a recognized law degree (LLM or JD)
  • Have a minimum 8-10 years of relevant legal experience in a law firm or in-house
  • Prepared to assume a wider leadership role in addressing strategic business issues
  • Able to manage projects independently with minimal supervision
  • Possess advanced drafting and negotiation skills in corporate and/or litigation matters
  • Possess good planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; able to interact with different levels of people
  • Have a mature personality; strong professionalism and long-term view towards career development
  • Fluent in English and preferably one other Asian language (Mandarin, Japanese, Korean etc.)
  • Must apply cultural sensitivity when making decisions on business issues
  • Business travelling opportunities will be available

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