Legal Job opening : Head of Legal for South East Asia at TMF Group

About Company

TMF Group is the leading provider of critical administrative services, helping clients invest and operate safely around the world. Our 9,100 experts and 120 offices in 85 jurisdictions worldwide serve corporates, financial institutions, asset managers, private clients and family offices, providing the combination of accounting, tax, payroll, fund administration, compliance and entity management services essential to global business success.

Key Responsibilities

  • Acting as the main point of contact for inhouse legal services and resolving legal issues in the market of South East Asia.
  • (Pro-actively) advise on and support the SEA market management with the following legal topics: data privacy, cosec, local client contracting, regulatory strategic advice, procurement, legal entity management, various registrations, intercompany agreements, HR support and remediating internal audit findings.
  • Manage all legal entities’ various registration annual inspection, renewal, de-registration, expansion of business scope and change of registered capital and ensure they are completed in a timely manner
  • Being part of the central Global Legal team, headed by the Group General Counsel
  • Reporting directing into the Group Director Legal APAC and to the Market Leader SEA
  • Being part of the SEA management team.
  • Partnering with the Group Director Legal APAC and Group Legal to enhance TMF’s second line of defense functionality in legal matters, improving progress on legal deliverables and remediate internal audit findings in the SEA market
  • To ensure legal and regulatory compliance and full compliance with market and group requirements
  • To ensure full compliance of company’s legal policies
  • To conduct legal documentation generation and review, handling of claims and disputes, providing legal and compliance training, negotiations with external parties
  • Support Group Compliance with Anti- Bribery Policy, KYC requirements and Anti-Money Laundering Policy if needed
  • Liaise with Group Legal and Compliance team and approve local law firms in handling legal matters and gathering related information
  • Work with Group Legal and the Group Director Legal APAC to ensure alignment of market legal budgeting matters.
  • Update market management, the Group Director Legal APAC and Group Legal on legal developments in the SEA market.
  • Discover training opportunities to increase awareness in legal areas and provide legal training to the market.

Key Requirements

  • Minimum of 10+ years’ experience in legal practice.
  • You have knowledge of corporate, civil and liability law.
  • You have affinity with financial and administrative services.
  • Experience in in-house legal function of the head office of a famous large group, or experience in reputable law firm(s) is preferred.
  • Demonstrate ability to interact with all levels of a fascinating and highly complex business and understand its fundamental drivers, including different types of risks the business may face particularly in conflict zones.
  • You have demonstrated experience in collaborating with colleagues across different international offices and reaching consensus with diverse stakeholders.
  • You understand the needs of the business and the importance of legal risk management and can integrate legal risk management aspects and legal service delivery smoothly in daily legal activities.
  • You are result-driven, have a hands-on mentality and are proactive; you work carefully and accurately.
  • You are a team player, ambitious and proactive; you are focused on cooperation and solutions; you show persuasiveness.
  • You have strong analytical skills and can quickly identify the interests involved in a case, while constructively safeguarding and representing the interests of the market.
  • Excellent drafting skills, including an ability to explain legal concepts Quick starter, spirit of teamwork, ability to adapt, dedicated.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and under pressure.

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