General Counsel

Location: Singapore
Client type:
Contact: Ethan Tan
Reference: 1773
Posted: about 1 month ago
We are representing a leading international Data Centre Operator specializing in providing secure and reliable data storage solutions for businesses worldwide. With a strong commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction, our partners have positioned ourselves as a trusted partner for organizations seeking advanced data management services. We are seeking an experienced General Counsel to join our team and lead our legal affairs through this critical phase of growth and expansion.

Key Responsibilities:
- As the General Counsel and Company Secretary, you will be a key member of our executive leadership team, reporting directly to the Senior Management
- You will be responsible for overseeing all legal matters, providing strategic guidance, and ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations in all jurisdictions where we operate.
- Additionally, you will perform the essential duties of a Company Secretary, ensuring adherence to corporate governance standards and facilitating effective communication between the board of directors and executive management.
- Develop and implement legal strategies aligned with the company's objectives and risk tolerance.
- Monitor changes in laws and regulations affecting the data center industry and advise management accordingly.
- Ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards across all areas of operations.
- Manage corporate governance matters, including board meetings, governance policies, and regulatory filings.
- Oversee compliance with securities laws and regulations, particularly in the context of the IPO process.
- Provide guidance on corporate structure, governance best practices, and shareholder relations.
- Review, negotiate, and draft a wide range of commercial agreements, including customer contracts, vendor agreements, and strategic partnerships.
- Advise on contract interpretation, enforceability, and risk mitigation strategies.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure legal and commercial alignment in business transactions.
- Protect and manage the company's intellectual property portfolio, including trademarks, copyrights, and patents.
- Develop strategies for safeguarding sensitive data and ensuring compliance with data protection laws and regulations, such as GDPR and CCPA.
- Handle disputes related to intellectual property rights and data privacy issues.
- Oversee litigation matters, including disputes with customers, vendors, and regulatory agencies.
- Work closely with external counsel to develop litigation strategies and manage legal proceedings effectively.
- Explore alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, such as mediation and arbitration, to resolve disputes efficiently.
- Engage with regulatory authorities and industry associations to advocate for policies favorable to the company's interests.
- Monitor regulatory developments and assess their potential impact on the company's operations.
- Collaborate with government relations teams to influence legislation and regulatory initiatives affecting the data center industry.
- Identify legal risks and develop strategies for mitigating them effectively.
- Conduct compliance training programs for employees to ensure awareness of legal requirements and ethical standards.
- Establish and maintain a robust compliance framework, including policies, procedures, and internal controls.

Key Requirements:
- Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school and active membership in good standing with the Bar.
- Minimum of [15] years of experience practicing law, with a focus on corporate, commercial, and regulatory matters. Experience in the technology or data center or the real estate industry is highly preferred.
- Proven track record of providing strategic legal counsel to senior executives and managing complex legal issues in a dynamic business environment.
- Strong knowledge of corporate governance, securities laws, intellectual property, data protection, and commercial contracts.
- Previous experience serving as a Company Secretary in a listed company, with a comprehensive understanding of corporate governance practices, regulatory requirements, and board responsibilities.
- Excellent analytical, negotiation, and communication skills, with the ability to articulate legal concepts clearly and concisely to non-legal stakeholders.
- Demonstrated leadership abilities, with experience building and managing a high-performing legal team.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment and adapt quickly to changing priorities and business needs.
- High ethical standards and a commitment to integrity, transparency, and professionalism in all aspects of legal practice.
- With this addition, the candidate must have prior experience as a Company Secretary in a listed company, bringing expertise in corporate governance and regulatory compliance specific to the requirements of a publicly traded entity.

If you are interested in this role, feel free to apply and find out more!