Asia Pacific - Regional Legal Manager

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Date: 15-Mar-2023

Location: Singapore, 01, SG

Company: Shiseido



  • Serve as a cornerstone for driving business growth in the Asia Pacific region by providing competent, skilled, and professional legal services.
  • Offer legal guidance and support to minimize legal and business risks and ensure compliance for all group companies.




1. Legal Support Function

  • Providing accurate and timely legal advice to the company on a variety of topics, such as contracts, competition law, intellectual property law, civil law, and others.
  • Negotiating, drafting, and reviewing agreements, contracts, and other legal documents to ensure that the company's legal rights are protected.
  • Handling legal disputes, including litigation, arbitration, mediation, and other methods of conflict resolution.
  • Researching and evaluating different risk factors related to business decisions and operations to help the company make informed decisions.
  • Receiving reports on legal issues from regional companies and preparing a monthly legal report for the headquarters.
  • Providing appropriate legal training to regional companies to ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Communicating and negotiating with external parties, such as external counsel and public authorities, to establish relationships of trust.
  • Specifying internal governance policies and regularly monitoring compliance to ensure that the company operates within legal and ethical boundaries.
  • Applying effective risk management techniques and offering proactive advice on possible legal issues to help the company avoid legal problems.
  • Dealing with complex matters involving multiple stakeholders and interests while maintaining professionalism, integrity, and responsibility.
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of changes in legislation to ensure that the company remains compliant with all legal requirements.


2. Brand Management Function 

  • Conducting anti-counterfeiting activities in the region, including market investigations, raid actions, border measures, and online takedowns.
  • Managing criminal and civil actions against infringers.
  • Conducting trademark searches, filings, and management in relation to the SAPAC brand and marketing.


3. Risk Management Function 

  • Supporting cross-functional risk management and crisis response efforts in the region.
  • Identifying and analysing various risks in the region and evaluating the severity of each risk by considering its potential consequences.
  • Evaluating employees' level of risk awareness and developing, coordinating, and delivering risk management training programs throughout the region.
  • Promoting and fostering an ethical mindset across the region through continuous employee training initiatives.




  • Proven experience as a legal counsel or legal manager in a business environment for at least 8 to 12 years.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law and legal procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective legal strategies, both defensive and proactive.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.
  • Sound judgment and analytical skills, with the ability to analyse complex situations and information.
  • Outstanding communication skills, including the ability to clearly and effectively convey legal information to non-legal stakeholders.

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