Assistant Director / Director, Legal

Posted 11 January 2022
Job type Permanent

Job description

  • Deputy Leadership Position

  • Exciting & Fast-Growing Group

  • Location: Yangon, Myanmar


The Company 

The company is a well-established, highly progressive technology-focused company driven by a cosmopolitan senior management team offering significant international expertise. Having developed proprietary, patented technology, the company is the market leader in Myanmar whilst building a team of more than 2000 employees. To support its ongoing growth and long-term ambitions domestically and internationally, it seeks to appoint a well-rounded Legal Director.


The Position 

Reporting to and acting as Deputy to a noted, expatriate General Counsel & Commercial Director, the appointed individual will oversee a growing team of local lawyers whilst supporting all aspects of the business. This will include organizing a couple of specialist litigation lawyers whilst reviewing key legal claims, the management of a fast-paced commercial contracts environment including managing critical client and international partner relationships as well as associated contract reviews. In addition, the appointed individual will take responsibility for sanctions advice/management, corporate governance and compliance management whilst overseeing many ad hoc projects that may vary from financial structuring to proposed M&A transactions and the evaluation and advice relating to additional unrelated businesses.


The Person 

Interested candidates will be Myanmar or Foreign lawyers offering a good Law Degree, a strong command of English language and at least 7-10+ years’ experience gained within Private Practice and/or In-house (preferably within a MNC environment). Such individuals should offer broad legal exposure that will comprise strength in at least 2/3 of the following components: commercial contracts, capital markets, litigation, compliance and corporate governance. Current or prior exposure to Myanmar is strongly preferred.


The appointed candidate will be awarded an attractive salary and package.