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Assistant General Counsel

Date: 03-Jan-2021

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Company: Singtel


Singtel, Asia’s leading communications technology group, provides an extensive range of telecommunications and digital services to millions of consumers and businesses across Asia, Australia, Africa and the USA. With over 140 years of innovation behind us, we continue to push boundaries in our networks and services, to enrich lives and transform businesses.


Our core values – Customer Focus, Challenger Spirit, Teamwork, Integrity, and Personal Excellence – shape the way we work. We are passionate about making a difference and have an open and inclusive culture where everyone is empowered to do their best. Our diverse business means you will enjoy unique opportunities and rewarding experiences to learn and grow your career in a dynamic industry.


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



This role supports two very active and dynamic business units spearheading Singtel’s new digital businesses and digital transformation, Consumer and International Group.  It will also be supporting Singtel Group wide projects. 

We are looking for a subject matter expert especially in new business areas and gravitas required to advice and influence stakeholders, including those in the senior leadership team. 


Key Responsibilities :

  • To provide sound legal advice in a fast paced and dynamic working environment to business units
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements with suppliers, partners and distributors
  • Advising and structuring new and existing businesses, in a manner that complies with financial and new digital laws in Singapore and overseas.  
  • Being a strategic business partner to Business Unit clients.  Being across their business plans and pre-emptively managing expectations
  • Provide legal education and trainings to business units
  • Manage disputes and litigations
  • Management of external legal counsel, including instructing them and managing external legal costs.
  • Mentoring of junior lawyers/ contracts managers 
  • Compliance and project management work.   


The Ideal candidate should possess :

  • A good Law Degree from recognized university and preferably be admitted to the Singapore Bar
  • An Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore with at least 10 years’ post-qualifying experience in a leading law firm or in the legal department of a major company
  • Excellent knowledge of local laws and regulations with particular emphasis on Payment Services Act (m-Finance), insurance, Intellectual Property, Privacy, Competition and Consumer Protection Laws
  • Strong legal/contract analytical skills with a good eye for detail and sound knowledge of general corporate and contract law
  • Previous exposure in Insurance, finance and TMT/ICT related industries
  • Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to interact with all levels of management
  • Must be able to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment, and to meet critical deadlines
  • Must be able to work independently as a legal professional and custodian of the company’s policies and as well as working collaboratively as part of a team
  • Able to supervise and mentor junior lawyers



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.