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Senior Legal Counsel Philippines



Manila, Philippines
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

Legal Counsel Philippines

Philippines, Manila

  • Hybrid
  • Full-time
  • Senior

We are seeking a Senior Legal Counsel to provide comprehensive legal support across up to six countries in the SEA region. This role involves front-line counsel responsibilities, supporting new business launches, and ensuring compliance with various regulations. The ideal candidate will advise on diverse legal matters, draft policies, manage government authority requests, and oversee third-party vendors. This position reports directly to the MacroRegion Legal Counsel and collaborates on cross-functional projects with business and legal teams.


- Provide legal support for up to 6 countries in the APAC region;
- Serve as a front-line counsel, identifying and resolving issues impacting the dynamic business operations;
- Legal support for launches in new countries as well as new businesses;
- Provide legal advice on different matters such as Civil law, Media/Marketing/Advertising regulation, Consumer regulation, Digital law, Contracts/Commercial law, Fintech, Digital employment/Labor regulation, Digital platforms regulation, Antitrust law, Dispute resolution/Claims;
Monitor and making an analysis of upcoming regulation, prepare the action plan being implemented in the operational structure of the Company;
- Analyze and manage claims/cases to effectively participate in decision making process according to the legal strategy of the Company;
- Work across our business and legal teams and collaborate on cross-functional projects to provide comprehensive advice and create solutions;
- Provide legal review and legal support to all the marketing/media/advertising campaigns launching in the countries of the presence;
- Ensure compliance with regulations applicable to operations of the Company across multiple countries and regulatory schemes, and craft effective measures for internal and external compliance;
- Drafting policies and applicable guidelines for our users and internal usage;
- Manage different types of government authorities requests;
- Manage external vendors. Oversee all aspects of third party vendor management, including execution and implementation of outside counsel guidelines, performance, and timely collection and processing of accruals, and invoices;
- Sole role (no direct reporters);
- Direct reporting to the MacroRegion Legal Counsel.


- Experience working as in-house legal counsel for IT companies or law firms providing support for IT companies are highly preferred. Working experience at the international company will be additional plus;
- 5+ years of experience;
- Bachelor’s degree in law, additional education would be a plus;
- English language proficiency at C1/C2 level + local language (IELTS academic 6,5-9);
- Strong experience in Civil law, Media/Marketing/Advertising regulation, Consumer protection regulation, Pre-litigation: claims resolution, Commercial law/Contracts. As an additional plus will be experience in Data protection, Intellectual property, Fintech, Antitrust;
Solid case evaluation abilities, critical thinking skills, and the capacity to oversee a large portfolio of high-severity matters;
The ability to juggle multiple projects at a time in an exciting, fast-paced environment, both collaborating as a team to stay in sync and working independently to get the job done;
- Strong interpersonal skills and highly collaborative with both business leaders and cross-functional partners, with a strong ability to build relationships, gain credibility, and partner with others;
- Self-motivation with a strong affinity for vision setting, strategic problem solving, and driving action, go-getter mentality;
- Great communication skills;
- Understanding of key business metrics.

Conditions & Benefits

- Hybrid work schedule

- Stable salary

- Unlimited opportunities for professional and career growth, regular external and internal training from our partners

- The opportunity to become part of an international team of professionals who create one of the greatest success stories in the global IT industry

- Probation period up to 3 months

We offer you all the conditions for professional and personal growth with a rapidly growing tech company. Your resume will be considered within 14 calendar days of receiving it. If your experience meets the requirements of our company, we will contact you.

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