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Legal Counsel

Date: 10-Jun-2022

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Company: Singtel Group

NCS is a leading technology services firm with presence in Asia Pacific and partners with governments and enterprises to advance communities through technology. Combining the experience and expertise of its 10,000-strong team across 61 specialisations, NCS provides differentiated and end-to-end technology services to clients with its NEXT capabilities of digital, cloud, platforms as well as core offerings in application, infrastructure, engineering and cyber security. NCS also believes in building a strong partner eco-system with leading technology players, research institutions and start-ups to support open innovation and co-creation. For more information, visit ncs.co. 

 

We are committed to a safe and healthy environment for our employees & customers and will require all prospective employees to be fully vaccinated.


Responsibilities: 

  • Reviewing contracts, tenders, vendor agreements (for hardware, software and services) and related documents in compliance with the contract policy, proposing amendments and highlighting and advising on and proposing solutions in relation to  contractual issues, legal and commercial risks to the business proposal teams.
  • Negotiating with counterparties as required by the business proposal teams.
  • Partnering the M & A team in legal due diligence.
  • Preparing applications for exceptions approval in accordance with the contract policy.
  • Conducting legal training for the legal team, business and project staff, including the preparation of training materials.
  • Rendering legal advice in support of corporate functions.  
  • Supporting periodic audit exercise (by SingTel and internal departments) on the company and the legal department. 
  • Other duties – reviewing policies and processes of legal function, collating and analysing data, preparing reports and policy papers for the general improvement of the legal function and processes.
  • All necessary reporting and liaison with parent company for above responsibilities, including periodic litigation reporting.
  • Any other function as assigned from time to time.


The ideal candidate should be / possess: 

  • A good bachelor’s or master’s degree in law from Singapore or UK.
  • Called to the Bar in a major jurisdiction.
  • 8 -11 years PQE with several years in private practice in a good law firm. Experience could be in corporate work, litigation or a mix of both. In-house experience in an IT environment will be an advantage; candidates without this experience but who are keen to work in an IT environment may also apply. 
  • Possess strong linguistic ability and good people management skills.
  • Strong work ethic, able to work in focused manner and within tight timelines. 
  • Willing to travel.