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Assistant General Counsel (Litigation)

Date: 15-May-2022

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Company: Singtel Group

At Singtel, we believe in the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where backgrounds, perspectives and life experiences of our people help us innovate and create strong connections with our customers. We strive to ensure all our people practices are non-discriminatory and provide a fair, performance-based work culture that is diverse, inclusive and collaborative. 

Join us and experience what it’s like to be with an Employer of Choice*. Together, let’s create a brighter digital future for all. *Awarded at the HR Fest Awards 2020.

 

Responsibilities

  • To provide legal direction and support, in particular litigation management, to various business units within the Singtel group of companies in Singapore and including across the Asia Pacific region.
  • Providing pro-active legal direction/strategy and support working with the relevant internal business units and external counsel for robust case management of legal suits,
  • Managing external counsel performance from appointment to satisfactory resolution of the dispute
  • Compiling and drafting quarterly litigation reports for a Board level committee
  • Having overall oversight of the litigation efforts of the credit management team for debt collection matters
  • Providing leadership and guidance as a subject matter expert on litigation related matters and providing workshops and trainings to business units
  • Taking a leadership role as part of the legal leadership team in initiating and driving legal department projects as required e.g., enhancing specific legal competencies, or increasing digitalization and productivity
  • Reviewing and drafting contracts and rendering advice to the various corporate services groups like Procurement, Finance, Tax, and Internal Audit
  • Providing legal advice and support for the HR team around employment matters, closure of offices, employee disputes etc
  • Supporting the Satellite business - Reviewing, drafting, and negotiating sales and procurement contracts with the assistance of a contract manager, disputes management advice 

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Laws (from Singapore or recognised UK university). Admitted to the Singapore Bar
  • 10 – 12 years PQE, critical to have 3-4 years litigation experience either in a good law firm or managing litigation in an in-house counsel role, and general commercial corporate experience.
  • Strong litigation /disputes resolution experience
  • Some commercial drafting experiences  
  • Good people manager skills
  • Possess high levels of maturity, energy, proactivity, business acumen and an innovation mindset.
  • Team player mindset, strong work ethic, responsive to work demands, able to work in focused manner and within tight timelines
  • We are committed to a safe and healthy environment for our employees & customers and will require all prospective employees to be fully vaccinated.