Senior Regional Legal Counsel (APAC)

Singapore, Singapore

Striving for excellence is in our DNA. Since 1993, we have been helping the world’s leading companies imagine, design, engineer, and deliver software and digital experiences that change the world. We are more than just specialists, we are experts.

DESCRIPTION



Currently we are looking for an experienced Senior Regional Legal Counsel (APAC) to make the team stronger.

We Value
• Value the individuals – We encourage and motivate people to grow. We perceive our people as a source of our success;
• Strive for excellence – We strive for the highest standards of excellence and continuously learn. We take pride in our engineering and accomplishments;
• Act as a team – We treat one another with respect and encourage the best ideas to come from anywhere within the organization. We value our diversity;
• Focus on Customers – We build long term customer relationships, as we strive to always understand our customers' business and needs;
• Act with integrity – We operate legally, honestly and ethically. We take responsibility for our actions.

Responsibilities

  • Be an integral part of the continued growth of EPAM's commercial deal pursuits as well as general legal issues that arise in the APAC geography with varying degrees of complexity;
  • Draft, negotiate and revise a wide variety of commercial contracts, focusing primarily on IT software services agreements (projects), consulting agreements, statements of work, as well as subcontractor and alliance agreements and other in-bound commercial agreements;
  • Liaise with internal business clients and other members of the global Legal team to efficiently close deals;
  • Lead and assist with various special projects as assigned such as: developing templates and standard positions; improving contract management approaches and educating internal teams to assure conformity and consistency in application of relevant policies and procedures;
  • Lead and assist with the development and management of privacy compliance policies and procedures, working with cross-functional partners when needed and providing proactive guidance specifically on APAC related privacy and data protection laws, regulations, industry standards, self-regulatory requirements;
  • Lead and assist on all HR related matters across the APAC region, (including developing templates) and assisting with HR disputes;
  • Coordinate with internal and external subject matter experts, including external counsel, when needed;
  • Prepare management reporting to summarize status of contract negotiations, disputes and provide information to aid in management decision-making;
  • Implement and conduct training on policies, programs and contractual approaches;
  • Develop legal procedures, practices and systems, embed them in APAC business operations.

Requirements

  • At least 10 years of experience as a practicing attorney with experience in a top tier law firm and directly relevant in-house experience;
  • Experience with a global IT services company, dealing with management at senior executive levels;
  • Experience with cost-effective management of outside legal resources;
  • Sound judgement, strong communication skills;
  • Good drafting and writing skills;
  • Experience managing competing demands and working under pressure;
  • Able to work independently;
  • Speed and strong work ethic;
  • Experience in commercial IT services transactions strongly preferred;
  • Fluency in Chinese would be a significant advantage.

We offer

  • Friendly team and enjoyable working environment;
  • Work-life balance and flexible schedule;
  • Online training library, mentoring, career development and potential partial grant of certification;
  • Referral bonuses;
  • Compensation for sick leave and paid time off;
  • Opportunities for self-realization.