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Legal Counsel

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Legal services

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Job Description and Qualification:

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Maintain current knowledge of legislation and identify and track relevant regulatory changes and emerging legal issues/risks
  • Provide practical legal advice and identify relevant legal risks to the business and provide practical solutions and recommendations
  • Develop and manage litigation strategy and legal cases, including oversight of external counsel's work product and timely reporting of litigation development
  • Negotiates and drafts various legal documents, including vendor agreements, contract of lease, and acquisition agreements, in accordance with standard/key legal principles and risk appetite
  • Maintain and perform periodic review of standard legal contract templates to ensure alignment with standard/key legal principles
  • Review and recommend processes, policies, systems, and procedures to ensure adherence to all relevant laws, regulatory guidelines, and Company policies
  • Legal representation before various government agencies
  • Manage legal requirements of, and issues arising from, the operation of a group shared services centre in required geographies
  • Provide assistance to the Company Secretary and required corporate secretaryship support, such as drafting of board minutes, board agenda, preparation of board meeting materials and board reports, and required coordination with directors and board participants
  • To assist in the ongoing development of Legal and Regulatory and its promotion within the organization as a valuable partner and resource to the business and stakeholders in other divisions
  • To cultivate an awareness of legal risk within the organization to ensure that the business meets standard/key legal principles
  • Manage and monitor legal matters/intake process/system, including generation and management of related legal and regulatory reports and legal files management and maintenance
Role Qualifications:
  • LLB or JD degree holder
  • Licensed to practice law in the Philippines
  • With at least 5 years of relevant experience working in a corporate legal department of a multinational/BPO company and/or law firm environment
  • Ability to conduct complex legal research, investigations, and analysis with regard to a wide range of legal issues
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as inter-personal skills
  • Experience in providing advice to, and direct contact with senior leadership
  • Ability to use broad knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures to handle complex tasks and/or give guidance to others in this area
  • Highly proficient in using Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and other Office 365 tools
  • Willing to work temporarily at home
  • Willing to work Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM