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Legal Counsel Manager

Job Location: Singapore

Regional Description: Singapore

Job Number: 00653970


- Job description

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Legal professionals at Accenture deliver and coordinate legal, contract and commercial advice and counsel in support of Accenture and our clients' business objectives, working to manage and mitigate risk and ensure compliance with laws and company policies. Accenture offers a compelling mix of work and training opportunities, work environment and structure for career progression.


Job Summary:


A hands-on transactional role supporting the complex deals within Accenture’s ASEAN business across a broad range of industries, service types, emerging technologies and offerings.


The Legal team provides and manages all legal advice and support to Accenture. Legal prides itself on providing objective, focused, commercially relevant advice and solutions based on a deep understanding of the law and Accenture's business. The role is dynamic and demanding with opportunities to work on leading edge technology and service offerings. The Legal team works closely with each deal team to find ways to achieve our clients’ and our own objectives in a competitive environment whilst managing risk as well as compliance with contractual obligations, policies and obligations at law.


As a member of the Legal team, you are expected to be a steward for Accenture’s business and people, and an exemplar of Accenture’s core values.


Key Responsibilities:


As part of the Legal team you will lead the negotiations of and support a portfolio of complex deals across different industries and types of offering, with the following key responsibilities:

  • Advise deal teams on shaping of the business opportunity within the transaction
  • Work with finance, solution and commercial teams to identify and manage issues across the transaction and architect workable solutions
  • Work with deal teams to develop effective negotiating strategies
  • Form part of the negotiation team and lead the legal negotiations to conclude the contractual documents
  • Manage the escalation process for key legal and commercial risks
  • Prepare and provide briefings to legal and business approvers, and other stakeholders.

  • Minimum 6-8 years post-qualifying experience
  • Admitted to legal practice in Singapore
  • Deep experience in technology and/or relevant complex commercial transactions that demonstrates a high degree of transactional responsibility
  • Previous experience in a law firm or in a fast-paced corporate legal group for an IT services vendor would be of assistance in performing this role
  • Understanding of and experience in Singapore Government procurement would be a bonus


Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

Join Corporate Functions and you will become part of a diverse team which offers the essential expertise that enables all of our employees to deliver high performance to our clients. Our Corporate Functions professionals work in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing and Communications, CIO, Information Security, and Geographic Services. Whether you work directly with clients or manage important internal initiatives and efforts, you’ll find amazing opportunities to make a measurable difference.

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