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Senior Director - Legal (APAC)

Senior Director-Legal Counsel (Data Centres)

Our client is an extremely well funded Data Centre Developer/Operator covering APAC. 

The Senior Director & Assistant General Counsel - APAC is responsible for legal and corporate governance in support of our client's strategic opportunities and business objectives while spearheading the setting up of an in-house legal function. In addition to providing excellent legal expertise and support, the candidate must bring a proactive, business and solution-oriented mindset to legal and regulatory matters, an enterprise lens and a proven ability to work collaboratively across the organization. Ideal candidates for this role will have regional in-house and law firm experience, strong business acumen, enterprise leadership skills, grit and perseverance, passion for growing a business and experience in continuous improvement and driving enhancements that benefit the Company. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Be a strategic partner by providing practical, business focused and sound legal advice.
  • Provide proactive legal advice to achieve business and strategic objectives while fully and appropriately managing and leveraging legal risk.
  • Manage the legal work for complex business transactions and agreements with clients, lenders, suppliers, and contractors, as well as real estate transactions.
  • Responsible for supporting all legal matters across APAC inclusive of complex legal entity structures, compliance, financings and M&A.



  • Identify and assess legal risks related to our client's business strategy to address and minimize such risks in an efficient fashion to maximize achievement of business objectives.
  • Implement legal strategy for the Company and build the legal infrastructure in APAC; including legal entity management, governance, legal budget and contract management.
  • Responsible for legal work and supervision of outside counsel associated with complex commercial agreements for data center development, operations and acquisitions, financings and corporate matters, and supplier contracts; including analysis, drafting, document review, due diligence and other matters related to these transactions.
  • Support Design Engineering & Construction, Operations, and Procurement departments.
  • Stay updated on the APAC regulatory landscape and emerging regulatory policies and trends and inform relevant stakeholders about the potential risks, opportunities and impact to the Company.
  • Partner with stakeholders to develop legal policies, processes, regulatory and compliance frameworks, and provide education and training where needed.
  • Responsible for oversight of legal work related to employment, benefits and Company policies.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law; qualified and registered to practice law in the region.
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience between private practice, government service and/or in-house role in corporate or commercial work in Singapore or the region.
  • Admitted to practice in Singapore or other common law jurisdiction.
  • Extensive APAC cross-border corporate and private practice experience. Experience within the data center or telecommunications industry not required but preferred.
  • Working knowledge of mergers and acquisitions, debt covenants, litigation, employment law and data center/telecommunications law and services.  
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Well-rounded corporate and commercial lawyer who is also a practical and business-minded executive.
  • Strong communication, negotiation and legal writing skills. Excellent interpersonal and management skills.
  • Ability to navigate seamlessly between being highly strategic and hands-on.
  • Excellent organization and problem-solving skills that enable the candidate to juggle multiple responsibilities at once and consistently meet tight deadlines.
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of Mandarin Chinese, Japanese or Korean is an added advantage but not a pre-requisite.
  • Impeccable integrity, credibility, character and ethics.

Senior Director - Legal (APAC)

£95,000 +

Published on 5 Jul 2021

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