Legal Counsel, SEA

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


The purpose of this role is to support Director, Legal and Compliance, SEA, Thailand and Pacific, and will include all kinds of legal and compliance matters and issues in SEA and other country/clusters within APAC.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Drafting, negotiating and reviewing a variety of contracts and correspondence
  • Providing legal support and advice on various issues in company’s daily business and operations, including general commercial advice, HR, consumer complaints, governmental inquiries etc.
  • Monitoring changes and developments in the legal and regulatory environment in the APAC markets, and providing appropriate counsel and advice to management and Director, Legal and Compliance, SEA, Thailand and Pacific on such changes and developments as well as proposed actions to be taken
  • Designing, developing and delivering legal and compliance trainings to adidas staff, and working with relevant stakeholders to formulate and implement appropriate standards and procedures consistent with applicable laws when needed
  • Participating in and/or leading legal projects and initiatives, and coordinating cross-function and/or cross-border efforts
  • Supporting the development and implementation of corporate compliance programs, initiatives and projects to promote the compliance level in relation to unfair competition, anti-bribery and corruption and other relevant legal & compliance areas
  • When necessary, participating in global and/or regional legal, compliance and risk initiatives and projects to ensure global best practice and consistency
  • Identifying and driving opportunities to increase operational efficiencies within legal and compliance team
  • Effective and appropriate supervision and management of delivery of legal services through outside counsel
  • Develop and conduct educational programs and materials as appropriate in relevant legal areas


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong background in contract law, drafting and negotiation
  • Experience in privacy, competition and consumer protection law is preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Strong commercial sense and ability to make practical evaluations of risks
  • Must be fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • High degree of stakeholder orientation and appropriate prioritization
  • Ability to work independently and manag and prioritize substantial and diverse workload in challenging legal environment



Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate of a recognised law school either in Singapore or abroad and admitted as a member of the legal profession in Singapore or a jurisdiction within APAC
  • At least 5 years’ experience either in the legal department of a multinational corporation or a law firm with an international practice
  • Experience in FMCG, sports company or retail industry is preferred
  • Solid experience in general corporate work, commercial contracts, privacy and competition and consumer law
  • Good knowledge of the legal system in Singapore/APAC and the main laws, judicial system and experience in dealing with litigation cases in arbitration and courts
  • Must be willing to participate in a team oriented, consensus-building environment
  • Must be independent, self-motivated and responsive

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Legal Counsel, SEA

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Singapore
TEAM:  Legal / SEA
State:  01
Country/Region:  SG
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  276729
Date:  May 27, 2021