Avanade Inc. ASEAN Regional Legal Counsel in Singapore, Singapore

About the role

Regional Legal Counsel for ASEAN (Malaysia and Singapore) (Manager Level) will be responsible for the provision of quality legal support to the company which covers transactional work, compliance, legal advisory services and ensuring effective management of legal and contractual risks.

Day-to-day, you will:

  • Work with market units, business development executives, finance and delivery management team to structure, review, draft and negotiate client transactions.

  • Identify, manage and to advise the company on legal and commercial risks associated with transactions, their potential impact and suggested mitigating actions.

  • Organize, anticipate and maintain local compliance through regular support and monitoring of Avanade’s general legal needs, with the objective of avoiding the disruption or discontinuity of Avanade’s local operations for non-compliance reasons.

  • Provide quality legal advice on corporate governance, labor and employment, disputed matters and provide legal support to other corporate functions.

  • Manage external counsel and company secretary as necessary.

Qualifications

Key responsibilities:

  • Draft, review and negotiate a broad range of IT consulting and system integrator related service contracts.

  • Review and help draft bid proposals in response to tenders, RFPs, RFQs, etc.

  • Identify commercial and legal risks and develop risk mitigation strategies to manage the risks.

  • Structure client transactions to be most advantageous from a legal and business perspective.

  • Counsel, advise and consult stakeholders based on accurate interpretation of contract documents and the facts of a business opportunity.

  • Prepare escalation for variances from contracting policy or unusual commercial and legal risks.

  • Stay abreast of legal developments affecting the company, its clients, and industries and synthesize the information to incorporate it into company’s transactional practices.

  • Develop internal guidelines, toolkits and packaged knowledge on various legal and business issues.

  • Develop subject matter expertise in one of more areas that benefit the Avanade Legal Group and/or our business (e.g., company law, competition law, employment law, data privacy and market unit expertise).

  • Support and attend to other duties as may be assigned by the Regional Legal Lead for ASEAN.

  • Support, promote and implement initiatives introduced by the Avanade Legal Group.

  • Manage and ensure that corporate governance requirements are met, up to date and in compliance with local laws.

  • Support the global compliance strategy and the related global compliance programs implementation, in particular, working with the global compliance team.

  • Support litigation, disputes, corporate investigations and the internal audit team, as needed.

  • Resolve issues and disputes, minimize potential for litigation and foster protection of Avanade’s reputation.

  • Provide legal education and training for our employees.

About you

You are a positive and committed person who is passionate about the law and technology. You are not afraid to speak your mind, and enjoy a dynamic and creative environment. You have the ability to work in a team and manage competing priorities and adapt quickly to change. You are a people person who has the ability to build relationships at all levels within the organization. You have a curious mindset and a strong interest in understanding the business and what drives performance.

In addition, you have:

  • Malaysia or Singapore qualified attorney.

  • 5+ years of experience as an attorney and with at least 2 years experience working in a corporate legal department (experience in IT industry is a plus).

  • Deep knowledge of, or ability to understand relevant laws (including contract, commercial, information technology, intellectual property and employment laws) and also the business and work culture in both Malaysia and Singapore including those pertaining to compliance.

  • Demonstrates excellent judgment, ability to prioritize and make decisions.

  • Strong time management, prioritization and organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines with short time frames and work under pressure. Highly responsive and follows through on commitments.

  • Superior communication skills, particularly with respect to active listening to and integrating information from various sources quickly and communicating legal advice in a practical form in a business context.

  • Experience in structuring, negotiating, drafting and reviewing complicated technology consulting arrangements.

  • Up-to-date working knowledge of the Microsoft ecosystem and cloud computing are a plus.

  • Ability to work within a hierarchy and corporate multinational matrix both live and virtually across time zones.

  • Ability to work independently with some supervision from time to time and to escalate issues in a timely manner for resolution.

  • Fluent in English (reading, writing and speaking). Malay language ability is a plus.

What Avanade offers you

The ability to create change for a living – for your clients and for yourself. Our employees average over 50 hours of professional development per year. And, every employee receives a discretionary allowance as part of our extended benefits program to support your work-life balance on what you need to be at the top of your game. In addition, you will get to collaborate with passionate colleagues from around the globe on projects that make an impact.

About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for our clients and their customers. Avanade has 27,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honours diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com .

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Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at www.avanade.com.

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