Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel

Air Asia
5-8 years
Not Specified

Job Description

Job Description
We are looking for an individual that is legal and compliant trained with strong business acumen to fillthe position of Legal Counsel.​ Any digital and technology background will be a plus point. You willbe part of the core legal team overseeing the subsidiaries of AirAsia Com Travel, which is the non-flightdigital subsidiary of AirAsia Group Berhad. You will be based in ​Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia​.
Purpose of Role
Provide professional and practical legal advice fused with commercial sense as well as to provide compliance and governance support to AirAsia Com Travel and its subsidiaries

  • Identify legal risks and alternative strategies in a defined area;

  • Ensure documents accurately reflect business and commercial concerns and are consistent with legal obligations.

  • Proactively monitors for changes in relevant laws and regulations and caters for those changes accordingly.

  • Evaluates exposure of business to legal risks and acts to mitigate exposure

  • Appropriately resolves common legacy and liability issues that may have a legal impact

  • Work as part of a team and with both internal and external stakeholders from diverse cultural backgrounds.

  • Contribute to the team and future legal initiatives with focus on operational excellence,continuous improvement and driving sustainable culture of change.

  • Work largely independently but collaboratively within a virtual team to provide cross-support and guidance and needed.

Supports the day to day challenges across the AirAsia Com value chain and all classes of business. Maybe asked to support setting up other entities with agreement of the direct reporting manager.
Special Challenges

  • Fast paced, virtual, and diversified business that requires the successful candidate to possess:

  • Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills who is flexible, willing to learn, and to take on new challenges

  • Multitasking ability but able to work independently and under pressure with good time management

  • Diverse and inclusive mindset who is able to work with different cultures, skill levels and different ways of working

  • Strong business acumen with ability to assess and balance any reputational risk to the company based on the business situations

  • Strategic thinking and able to provide advice relating to long-term business goals;.

  • Ability to handle a range of client demands, mixing project work and day to day transactions in a fast-paced environment

Experience and Qualifications required
  • Law degree and professional legal qualification with strong academic background and minimum 5 years post-qualification experience working in a law firm or legal department of a medium to large international corporation.
  • Fluent written and spoken English & ability to speak and/or read Chinese will be a plus point.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, particularly in explaining legal concepts and issues in simple language to non-lawyers and provide succinct, accurate and comprehensible legal advice.
  • Knowledge of the legal areas relevant to business including contracting and procurement
  • Ability to understand and take account of business drivers and needs, and to draft contract with appropriate understanding and interpretation of the business and commercial intentions
  • Strong influencing, negotiating and facilitation skills•Exposure to international civil and/or common law contracts
  • Ability to develop and sustain relationships with clients at all levels and in a range of cultures.

We are all different - one talent to another - that is how we rely on our differences. At AirAsia, you will be treated fairly and given all chances to be the best. We committed to creating a diverse work environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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