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Title:  Legal Manager - SEA

Job ID:  34961
Country:  Thailand
City:  Wattana
Professional area:  Legal
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Legal Manager -SEA

 Position Purpose:

This position is responsible to proactively advise primarily the Thailand market and, secondarily, the South East Asia Markets of Vietnam, Laos & Nepal on all legal matters affecting its operation.  The aim is to achieve corporate and commercial objectives in a manner that ensures compliance with the law and appropriate monitoring and management of legal risk. This position is reporting to SEA Legal Director.


 Main Areas of Responsibility

1. Assist the SEA markets 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.

2. Advise on commercial law, competitive law and other areas including employment, IT, advertising, labeling, consumer protection, and health and safety as necessary. Particular emphasis on all business contracts such a drafting, reviewing and negotiating general commercial contract (e.g. trading, purchasing, supply, distribution, agreements, etc.)

3. Advise the business on product regulation, including reviewing developments and legislation on relevant legal and regulatory matters and informing the business.  Providing advising and guidance on packaging marketing activities and legal issues as apart or the SEA management team

4. Handle regulatory complaints with the supervision of the Legal Director

5.  Assist employees with preparation of approval documents requiring  legal review (GH&E, BAP’s, Other)    

6. Build and maintain strong working relationships within the SEA markets and understanding business needs and strategic plans to provide proactive and valued advice

7. Corporate secretarial duties and advice the business on Corporate Governance related issues

8.  Collaborate with the Legal Director to develop training programs, precedents, guidance notes and updates for commercial management. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor of Laws or higher from a well-recognized university in Thailand, with a preference for those possessing an LLM from a reputable university abroad
  2. Strong Thai and English proficiency skills, both verbal and written; strong legal and analytical skills; should have the ability to communicate legal issues/advice in a clear and concise manner.
  3. Computer literate and proficient with MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint applications
  4. Work Experience: 
  • Thailand Qualified lawyer with 7+ years post qualification experience (PQE)
  • Previous experience from a reputable law firm and in-house experience required
  • Experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating general commercial contracts in English
  • Employment, competition, and /or regulatory experience would be highly desirable



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