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Legal Counsel

Full-time Permanent
Retail, Apparel & Luxury Goods
Date posted:
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Global retail organization is looking for a regional legal counsel.


Legal Counsel - SEA


Support the organization’s expansion efforts by negotiating and drafting lease agreements and related documents in SEA region; Provide advice in contract issues and legal assessments; Support other related functions with information on status of new and existing projects and follow up.



* Negotiate and draft lease agreements, amendments and other relevant agreements related to leasing and follow up all negotiations done by external lawyers and review all drafts prepared by them.

* Make sure that the contract duly reflects the commercial terms and conditions agreed by the lease managers and all lease agreements meet our internal standard and follow the legal guidelines.

* Coordinate with other functions any right or obligation relating to the contract before finalizing the Lease negotiations.

* Manage legal processes within the expansion department: managing legal issues from the existent new and existing stores.

* Analyze and identify legal risks and implications for the organization: anticipate issues and estimate risks strategically, identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks.

* Ensure constant improvement of new contracts through good knowledge of the old ones.

* Ensure external lawyers are informed on the organization’s guidelines to defend the organization’s interests.

* Liaise with external legal counsel and/or specialists

* Legal assessments related to expansion matters, various expansion related contracts

* Identify risks through due diligence early in the process

* Assess how to reduce identified risks through guarantees, indemnities, penalties etc.

* Train team members to identify legal risks related to new projects

* Inform the Construction department on timelines on new projects (delivery, construction, opening etc. for new stores, extensions and rebuilds.



* Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree, Professional Degree, Master's Degree, Doctorate (PhD), Law or equivalent.

* Total 5 year(s) of working experience as an in-house legal counsel and/or law firm, preferably with experience from retail environment

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Company Name: ScienTec Consulting Pte Ltd (ScienTec Search)

EA Licence No.: 11C5781

EA Personnel: Julianna Goh Phaik Hsia

EA Personnel Reg. No.: R1331166