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Title:  Legal Manager

Job ID:  76861
Country:  Malaysia
City:  Kuala Lumpur
Professional area:  Legal
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Kuala Lumpur, 14, MY, 0000


We’re JTI, Japan Tobacco International and we believe in freedom. We think that the possibilities are limitless when you’re free to choose. In fact, we’ve spent the last 20 years innovating, creating new and better products for our consumers to choose from. It’s how we’ve grown to be present in 130 countries.

But our business isn’t just business. Our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe when they’re free to be themselves, grow, travel and develop, amazing things can happen for our business

That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It is why 87% of employees feel happy working at JTI. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, eight years running

So when you’re ready to choose a career you’ll love, in a company you’ll love, feel free to #JoinTheIdea. 

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What this position is about - Purpose:


To act as the legal advisor for JTI Malaysia’s market and Australia+ business operations as well as Singapore market (whenever needed); and to assist the Asia Pacific Regional Legal team in advising on commercial and regulatory matters as well as other issues affecting the JTI/JT group of companies in Malaysia, Australia+ and Singapore (whenever needed).   



What will you do - Responsibilities:


  • Assisting the business with developing an improved understanding of tobacco and commercial     regulations, as well as improved capability to communicate/discuss/align on legal issues in a timely and appropriate manner
    • • Advising on commercial law, including contracts and commercial issues
      • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating general commercial contracts (e.g. trading, purchasing, supply,  service, distribution agreements, etc.)
      • Advising the business on product regulation, including reviewing developments and legislation on relevant legal and regulatory matters and informing the business
      • Advising on packaging and marketing activities
      • Advising the business on employment, data protection, consumer protection, competition, anti-corruption and other relevant laws to ensure compliance.
  • Whenever possible, taking on corporate secretarial duties and advising the business on corporate governance related issues 
  • Advising and assisting on emerging products’ matters and regulatory affairs
  • Developing and drafting arguments in defending the company’s interests and advocating certain corporate positions
  • Overseeing and assisting on legal challenges 
  • Advising on matters related to JTI’s operations in Malaysia and Australia+ as well as Singapore (whenever needed), including corporate governance, leases, contracts, industrial relations and labor matters.
  • Assisting the Regional Legal team on business projects or initiatives for the Asia Pacific markets, developing and rolling out Legal functional initiatives, such as training, conferences, know-how, etc.



Who are we looking for - Requirements:


  • Has a Bachelor/University Degree in Law 
  • With at least 8-10 years of experience as a Malaysian qualified lawyer
  • Excellent legal & analytical skills appropriate to experience
  • Experience in drafting & reviewing general commercial contracts in English
  • Basic awareness of employment, competition & intellectual property (i.e. trademarks, copyright, etc.) law principles
  • Dynamic, proactive and flexible, with an ability to identify and act upon opportunities with confidence
  • Experience in dealing with government and regulatory authorities
  • Working knowledge of commercial law, company law, competition law and of course tobacco control laws (preferably working as an in-house lawyer in FMCG or as consultant in international legal firms/consulting firms)
  • Effective negotiation skills: Ability to apply knowledge of legal drafting to produce standard business critical agreements and adapt creatively where necessary
  • Willing to work in KL, Malaysia



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