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Dow Jones Commercial Lawyer in SINGAPORE, Singapore

Job Description:

Dow Jones is seeking an experienced commercial lawyer with a strong background in commercial contracting, privacy and regulatory compliance, preferably in the Tech or Media industry. The Counsel is responsible for legal matters arising in the Asia Pacific region, together with specific regional and global projects.

The position will oversee a broad variety of legal work including commercial and transactional work in support of regional business centers (supporting the B2B and Consumer Businesses), advising business leaders on legal and commercial issues. He/she would be expected to provide professional, timely, cost-effective, practical legal advice and support, managing risks while facilitating commercial goals.

This position supports various departments to make sure our business activities comply with relevant policies and regulations. The position is based in Singapore.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for legal matters arising in the APAC region, including but not limited to advising Sales in relation to negotiation and structure of sales transactions, and advising relevant personnel in relation to negotiation and structure of relationships with information providers, vendors, consultants, and distributors;

  • Drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial contracts, including content and trademark licenses, sales and advertising contracts, master service agreements and other types of contracts as needed

  • Participate in B2B sales legal team activities, such as revising and updating contract templates, sharing knowledge of legal and commercial policy changes both to legal and business colleagues, and providing ad hoc legal support to the global sourcing department;

  • Maintain updated knowledge of legal and regulatory developments in the APAC region that are relevant to Dow Jones;

  • Conducting training sessions for sales teams in APAC;

  • Participate in regular but ad hoc projects which may be region specific or global in nature;

  • Manage external counsel when necessary on specific transactions.

Skills & Experience

  • A minimum of 8 years PQE qualified lawyer with a license to practice in Singapore.

  • Experience with and good knowledge of commercial and intellectual property law together with a broad understanding of general legal issues.

  • Experience with data protection, privacy law and transactions involving digital products or services is preferred.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with attention to detail. Fluency in spoken and written English and Chinese is strongly preferred.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a willingness to interact directly and form productive working relationships with sales representatives and other internal clients.

  • Demonstrated ability to discuss issues with or present to high-level executives and decision makers.

  • Strong work ethic, flexible to changing business needs and a desire to expand knowledge and competencies to grow with the company’s diverse initiatives.

  • Exercise good judgment regarding confidential/material, non-public information.

  • Able to multi-task and handle high volumes of work, and exercise good judgment in setting priorities.

  • High level of initiative and self-motivation, with an ability to work in a collaborative team environment or independently.

  • Ability to work with clients from varying disciplines and geographic backgrounds.

  • Superior work ethic and dedication to ethics and professional responsibility.

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Business Area: LEGAL

Job Category: Legal Group

Req ID: 32966