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Head, Legal - Myanmar

Keywords / Skills : Lawyer, Burmese, Commercial Contracts, Legal

7 - 17 years
Posted: 2018-10-04

Job Description
Head, Legal - Myanmar

• Leadership Position
• Expanding Myanmar Firm
• Location: Mayangone, Yangon

The Company
The company is a very well-established, market-leading Myanmar company that has established a vertically-integrated suite of products and services underpinned by internal R&D, manufacturing, sales & distribution. The company is progressively enhancing its capabilities through a combination of local, repatriate and expatriate appointments. The company now wishes to appoint a senior In-House Legal Counsel (Head). 

The Position
The appointed individual will be focused towards Group commercial activities and specifically responsible for the review and preparation of commercial agreements and contracts relating to supplier agreements, product distribution, sales & purchase and manufacturing whilst offering supporting advise relating to Myanmar regulations relating to production and distribution of its B2B products, intellectual property, trademarks, tax and corporate governance. The role will include the drafting and negotiation of contracts, the management and resolution of disputes (contract termination, litigation) whilst overseeing compliance to local laws. The appointed candidate will liaise with external lawyers and provide appropriate guidance and recommendations to the senior management team as a business partner. This is a permanent position based in Yangon and which will also include oversight of the corporate secretarial function. 

The Person
Interested candidates will offer a Law Degree and a minimum of 7+ years’ PQE legal advocacy experience gained within Private Practice as well as with some prior In-House experience. Interested candidates must offer excellent command of written and spoken English & Burmese (although a foreign lawyer with Myanmar experience may be considered), a sound appreciation for Myanmar law and commercial contracts complete with high energy and an ability to resourcefully seek solutions. 

The company will offer the successful candidate an attractive salary and package.

About Company

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In particular, our long-term approach to partnering with our clients extends across the region with noted successes building teams across Singapore and SE Asia as well as further afield in North Asia, India and the UAE.

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