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Work type: Full time
Location: Malaysia, Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur
Categories: Group Legal & Risk, Internal Legal
Office Location: Kuala Lumpur

Job purpose


To cover all areas of Legal Counsel and regulatory of risks for local offices in Malaysia.


Key responsibilities


  • Providing legal advice and support to the local offices in Malaysia and advising them on legal and regulatory risks.
  • Providing advice, support as well as drafting, negotiating and reviewing local commercial services and procurement contracts in line with the uniform Group templates and Group policies.
  • Liaising with local sales, procurement and local management with regard to local services and procurement contracts.
  • Implementing uniform general contract terms and conditions, contract templates etc. in close cooperation with the Singapore & Malaysia Market Governance Lead.
  • Providing training to local sales and local management on uniform general contract terms and conditions, contract templates etc.
  • Introducing, maintaining and supporting contract management system for the local offices
  • Support Group Compliance with Anti- Bribery Policy and Anti-Money Laundering Policy
  • Monitor and ensure that personal data is processed in compliance with applicable data protection laws.
  • Promote a culture of data protection compliance, provide data protection advice and support, proactively conduct audits to ensure compliance and address potential issues.
  • Liaising with the managing director and local management team.



Job specific requirements

  • Qualified lawyer with minimum of 5-8 years’ relevant work experience.
  • Experience in legal drafting, contract negotiation and corporate matters.
  • Expertise in data protection laws and practices i.e. Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) and European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR). 
  • Self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of the team.
  • Personal credibility, integrity and high moral standards.
  • Strong problem solving skills, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Good communication skills coupled with the ability to liaise with people internationally, through spoken and written channels and at all levels.
  • Detail oriented, well-organized, concern for quality.
  • Problem solving attitude.


Critical competencies for success 


Client Excellence

  • Identifies opportunities to broaden our offering to the client
  • Ensure team members understand how their work aligns to client and business goals
  • Encourage others to openly express and debate issues
  • Develops and implements clear action plans for problem resolution and monitoring
  • Champions client service improvement initiatives    


Commercial Awareness

  • Is financially mindful of personal impact on a large part of the organisation
  • Can articulate and demonstrate the impact (financial, etc.) of their role and activities on the immediate business area
  • Will have an in depth working knowledge of TMF Group’s customers and competitors within immediate area
  • Implement alternative ways of working to identify more efficient outcomes, balancing cost and quality
  • Understands and applies control and risk and governance frameworks consistently
  • Will be able to use financial management techniques as part of a role


Interpersonal Skills

  • Has self–awareness and understands the impact they may have on others
  • Through sound communication skills, is able to influence ‘Management’ and ‘Executive’ level colleagues, both internally and externally
  • Is able to tactfully deal with situations should they arise in the immediate team
  • Engages and builds credibility with internally influential individuals



Operational Excellence

  • Executes business strategy in line with guidance set out by senior management, ensuring sustainable and, where appropriate, profitable results
  • Would be seen within immediate team as a Technical Expert in their specialist area and is fully knowledgeable on day to day activities
  • Will have basic operational risk management awareness and actively promotes a culture of risk awareness across immediate team
  • Drives improvements to business area delivery by innovating new ways of working across business area delivery whilst ensuring that appropriate controls are in place
  • Be able to demonstrate accountability for own responsibilities
  • Will be expected to make tactical decisions, impacting the immediate team, based on factual information


Make an impact

Our global presence in more than 80 countries allows you to impact how global and diverse clients do business as well as give back to the global communities we operate in

Be part of One TMF

At TMF Group, it’s our people who make us who we are. Our company thrives on entrepreneurial spirit and is full of proactive people who combine enthusiasm with responsibility and accountability.

A world of opportunity

Regardless of where you are in your career, TMF Group opens a world of opportunity where you will be part of our team and is supported in your global career journey.


Advertised: Singapore Standard Time
Applications close: Singapore Standard Time

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