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Legal Manager

Сфера деятельности: Legal

Тип должности: Permanent

Тип занятости: Full - Time

Место расположения: Ho Chi Minh City

Страна: Vietnam

The role of Legal Manager is a key role within Finance Department. Besides working with the business teams in Vietnam, you will also work closely with the General Counsel, Asia Pacific zone, based in Hong Kong as well as liaising with the international legal function based in Paris. You will be responsible for providing timely accurate and legally compliant advice to L'Oréal operations in line with business objectives. 

The role reports to Chief Finance Officer based in Ho Chi Minh City with dotted reporting line to the General Counsel, Asia Pacific Zone, based in Hong Kong 

Based in Ho Chi Minh City, the role promises a varied, fast-paced commercial law experience with the opportunity to develop a wide range of legal experience. 

  • Managing legal affairs covering all L'Oréal activities in Vietnam 
  • Designing, negotiating, reviewing and drafting all types of contracts and legal documents 
  • Advising the operational and functional departments in all areas of law including but not limited to advertising, commercial, competition, corporate, IT, IP, privacy, employment and real estate. 
  • Increasing operational and functional departments' awareness of Group best practices 
  • Providing legal monitoring and optimizing legal security/compliance, reporting legal documents and litigation, compulsory standards, and develop new processes to secure operations 
  • Selecting and managing external counsels including cost spending 
  • Managing disputes in relation with the relevant governmental departments and external counsels 
  • Monitoring intellectual property issues, counterfeit matters and brand protection 
  • Training the operational and functional departments on relevant aspects of law fitting the business's focuses
  • Working closely with General Counsel, Asia Pacific Zone, based in Hong Kong 
  • Working collaboratively with counterparts in the Paris based corporate centre and local legal teams across the zone 
  • Ensure L'Oréal legal compliance and certainty in regards to its activities, in connection with the developments of the standards in force (legislative, regulatory, jurisprudence, etc.) 
  • Directing and managing legal proceedings to be undertaken and conducts litigation (pre-litigation, trial and/or settlement) 
  • The role is a sole contributor role and it involves developing and managing the L'Oréal Vietnam legal department 
  • Locally implement the group data protection governance program and ensuring the local entity's compliance on data protection 
  • Raise internal awareness on important key topics including but not limited to data protection and competition laws. 
  • Minimizing legal risk by early involvement in key initiatives, guiding resolution of issues and proactively creating an environment where risk is avoided/mitigated
  • Admitted to practice as an attorney with a minimum of 7 years post qualification experience 
  • Fluency in English and Vietnamese 
  • Ability to operate efficiently in a matrix organization 
  • Confident in and sensitive to different cultures and a passion for the company's success 
  • Eagerness to learn the commercial aspects of the business on the ground 
  • Ability to constantly re-prioritize and manage expectations from a demanding business 
  • Excellent communication (written and spoken), negotiation and presentation skills 
  • Very strong interpersonal skill
  • Hands-on approach with can-do attitude 
  • Strong, analytical, drafting and negotiating skills 
  • Collaborative team player spirit 
  • Ability to rapidly digest and distill complex issues and formulate strategy / responses 
  • Ability to establish, exploit and influence effective networks at all levels 
  • Confident, persuasive individual capable of managing and resolving difficult situations 
  • Strong influencing and coaching skills