Legal Associate, Group Commercial

Legal Associate, Group Commercial

Standard Chartered
Malaysia
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Job Description


About Standard Chartered
We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours - do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good.
We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.


  • To review, draft and validate global procurement contracts (technology and non-technology) like NDAs, proof of concept agreements, SOWs, Order Forms, change orders, to ensure they meet the Group's third-party contract standards and applicable law.
  • To assist with contractual queries from business stakeholders and supply chain in case of any ambiguity. Provide clarity on contract language by conducting contract review and research and provide analysis and recommendation accordingly.
  • To assist legal teams across the Bank to ensure appropriate overall matter management. Where external counsel is appointed, to manage the engagement and external legal costs.
  • To provide stakeholders with accurate and timely information and advice regarding the status of contract matters.
  • To keep up to date with relevant policies and procedures and applicable law.
  • To assist with continuous improvement initiatives in relation to contract processes and workflow.
  • To support on team administration tasks where required.

Key Behaviours
  • Commercial: pragmatic, creative, practical and solution-oriented.
  • Proactive: able to use initiative and ready to identify issues without being asked and provide advice accordingly.
  • Profile: able to work with various levels of management.
  • Flexible: able and willing to work long hours and, at short notice, travel to, and work in, challenging environments for periods of time (if required).
  • Team player: personable, responsible, helpful.
  • Organised: able to prioritise workload and manage conflicting priorities to meet deadlines. Strong attention to detail to highlight potential risks in contracts and errors.
  • Reliable, tactful, discreet, diplomatic: able to work with board members, other senior staff and persons of different nationalities and from different cultures, have good judgment and strong decision-making skills.
  • Self-motivated: able to operate independently with minimal supervision.
  • Energetic: enthusiastic about the role, the function and the Group.
  • Responsibility and perseverance.
  • Highest professional standards.


Must be a qualified lawyer in a common law jurisdiction (solicitor, attorney or barrister) with 1-3 of years post qualification experience and have:
  • a good knowledge and understanding of commercial contract requirements in relation to technology and non-technology procurement matters.
  • experience in contract legal support (whether through in-house or private practice) and business acumen
  • experience in reviewing contracts using contract templates and/or using contract guidance or playbooks
  • ability to draft contract terms to meet requirements
  • understanding of risk management techniques
  • exemplary integrity, ethics, independence and resilience
  • ability to work with varying seniority levels of staff

Apply now to join the Bank for those with big career ambitions.
To view information on our benefits including our flexible working please visit our . We welcome conversations on flexible working.

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