Legal Counsel – L’Oréal MALAYSIA & SINGAPORE

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

You will be based in the Malaysia headquarters of this cluster organization. The role promises a varied, fast-paced commercial law experience with the opportunity to develop a wide range of legal and corporate experience.

Our Legal Counsel works at the heart of a busy and well-respected award-winning legal team, liaising with the regional legal team of the L’Oréal SAPMENA Zone (South Asia-Pacific Middle East North Africa), as well as the international legal function based in Paris. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a strong understanding of L’Oréal’s businesses, and providing timely, accurate and legally compliant advice to the various divisions and functions. Our lawyers work with colleagues from all areas of the business, including in information technology, data privacy, commercial, digital, media, ecommerce, retail, marketing, purchasing, finance, market research, consumer advisory and communications.

REPORTING STRUCTURE

The role reports to the General Counsel for L’Oréal Malaysia & Singapore.

TASKS AND DUTIES

  • Negotiating, reviewing and drafting all types of contracts and legal documents 
  • Advising the operational and functional departments in all areas of law (commercial, competition, data privacy, corporate, communications, real estate, information technology & intellectual property) 
  • Provide training and/or empower business with the learning to increase and ensure awareness and appropriate compliance with internal policy and relevant laws and regulations
  • Maintaining the existing high profile of the legal team throughout the business and active legal involvement in operational decision making
  • Liaising with counterparts in the Paris-based headquarters and Zone legal team 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Qualified lawyer, possess a Bachelor of Laws degree
  • Minimum 8 years PQE 
  • Well versed in corporate and commercial legal work 
  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken), negotiation and presentation skills
  • Ability to rapidly digest and distill complex issues and help formulate strategy / responses
  • Ability to work fluently in a diverse and multi-national environment
  • Ability to coordinate among key stakeholders and manage relationships at multiple levels
  • Ability to manage cross-border projects
  • Has analytical skills and very detail orientated
  • Demonstrates creativity and open to explore new ways of working such as embracing legal technology in day to day tasks 

The opportunity

This is a great opportunity for a mid-level legal professional already working in-house or still in private practice, ideally in a corporate or commercial department, to develop their knowledge and experience in a broad and varied in-house role presenting a wide range of challenges in a legal function which is seen as a real partner to the business. The role will provide regular exposure to practical challenges requiring not only legal knowledge but also commercial acumen and strong inter-personal skills.

Essential Qualifications and Skills required

  • Strong demonstrable and relevant track record of advising on legal issues 
  • Excellent communication (written and spoken), negotiation and presentational skills
  • Strategic thinker with ability to move effortlessly between strategy, implementation and tactical opportunities
  • Ability to establish, exploit and influence effective networks at all levels 
  • Confident and persuasive individual capable of managing and resolving difficult situations
  • IT savvy and open to usage of legal technology and applications 
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