Senior Legal Counsel

Kuala Lumpur Permanent MYR10,000 - MYR15,000 per month (MYR120,000 - MYR180,000 per year) Work from Home or Hybrid
  • Market Leader
  • Career Growth

About Our Client

Our client is a market leader in the healthcare industry. With the rapid growth of the business, they are expanding their operations and looking to hire more talents. The company is currently hiring a legal expert to be a business partner to the commercial team.

Job Description

As this role is essential to the organization, it is vital candidate comes with a track record of delivery and proven experience. Among the many responsibilities are listed below:

  • Assist the Malaysian operations team with all legal matters, including leading on negotiation of contracts, corporate M&A deals and data protection matters.
  • Act as the internal Data Protection Officer for the Malaysian business by providing ad hoc advice, preparing and delivering internal training as required and ensuring a timely and valid registration with the Commissioner.
  • Identifying and effectively managing legal risk.
  • Take instructions and support the General Manager in Malaysia and the International General Counsel including other lawyers in the International Legal Department as required.
  • Manage real estate and employment law matters relating to the Malaysian business, with support from external counsel where required.
  • Provide sound, commercial legal advice across all business lanes.
  • Act as Company Secretary for the operating Malaysian entities, and comply with internal corporate governance procedures and processes.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal organisational and presentation skills, strong research and report generating skills.
  • Use and maintain internal contract management software.
  • Use and keep updated the internal data privacy management software.
  • Closely collaborate with internal departments in aligning operational activities with data protection legislation and Malaysia's privacy and security policies.
  • Legal file management: including the opening, closing, archiving and retrieval of legal files in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

The Successful Applicant

The ideal Senior Legal Counsel will be confident in leading from the front and be responsible for the growth of the company while possessing the below requirements;

  • Qualified to practise as an advocate and solicitor in Malaysia with at least 7 years PQE working in a law firm or in-house legal department with a focus on healthcare.
  • At least a Bachelor's degree in Law is required at a legally recognised institution.
  • Current practicing certificate (if applicable) and/or CLP Examination certificate.
  • Solid corporate law background with commercial contract drafting skills, medical law advisory work and a minimum of 3 years' experience in data privacy.
  • Good knowledge on the PDPA and its requirements.
  • The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals employed in this position. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required in this position. This job description does not constitute an employment contract.
  • Proficiency in relevant computer skills, e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Project management skills - including the use of matter and costs tracking.
  • Experience with company secretarial matters and corporate governance, including online filings.
  • Document management and document tracking - use of compare right, version controls.
  • Fluency in English and Bahasa Malay (spoken and written) required.

What's on Offer

Being part of a market leader in the industry, you will be entitled to:

  • Joining a fast growing company.
  • Be part of a key position.
Contact
Benjamin Chong
Quote job ref
JN-112023-6235320
Phone number
6012 373 2405

Job summary

Function
Legal
Specialisation
Commercial
What is your area of specialisation?
Healthcare / Pharmaceutical
Location
Kuala Lumpur
Contract Type
Permanent
Consultant name
Benjamin Chong
Consultant contact
6012 373 2405
Job Reference
JN-112023-6235320
Work from Home
Work from Home or Hybrid

Diversity & Inclusion at Michael Page

We don't just accept difference - we celebrate it. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply for this role and are committed to building inclusive, diverse workplaces where everyone can thrive. If you require any support or reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know.