The Legal Services Team (LST) is part of American Express General Counsel’s Office (GCO). We deliver legal support within the GCO and also to global clients across all business lines within American Express.
We are embarking on a period of expansion and are establishing a LST team in Kuala Lumpur.
We are looking for a motivated, proactive lawyer experienced in commercial contracts to support our expansion.
This international role will be integral to the LST mission to provide efficient, consistent, innovative and high quality legal support.
Interested candidates would be able to demonstrate ability to lead LST members, work effectively with the LST global team and undertake and supervise workstreams independently. In addition, the candidates should possess a strong ability and credibility to manage relationships and work with global clients on a day to day basis.
Contribute as an independent, trusted legal advisor within GCO and the wider Amex business by:
Identifying and effectively managing legal risk.
Providing sound, commercial legal advice and support across all business units, including drafting, reviewing, analysing and negotiating a wide range of agreements and legal documents, including procurement, referral, partnership, customer and merchant incentive, distribution, sponsorship, marketing, online services, confidentiality, intercompany and retainer agreements, as well as standard terms and conditions.
Advising on customer complaints and related issues.
Supporting internal governance and approval processes, including coordinating with compliance, risk, finance and other internal stakeholders as appropriate.
Instructing and liaising with various outside counsels to obtain, challenge and finalise legal advice/opinions on various projects, agreements and cross border issuance of cards.
Carrying out legal research.
Reviewing and amending various internal and external servicing and marketing communications, company and product application forms.
Providing training workshops as required.
Lead and supervise the work of other legal workflow team members, including:
Coaching and mentoring direct reports.
Promoting the success of direct reports by acknowledging and rewarding achievements.
Identifying areas that need increased leadership focus.
Implementing and improving methods for legal knowledge management.
Contributing to LST’s training and development programme.
Ensuring LST’s adherence to any company-wide and GCO-specific processes and procedures.
Preparing and delivering internal training as required.
Supporting budgeting and expenses control tasks; and performing other duties as assigned by the LST Director from time to time.
- A great place to work – We are in the top 10 most admired companies in the world…And the #1 amongst Financial Services.
- Fun at work! A great culture and environment – Game rooms and lounge area are situated in each floor to encourage a fun and happy workplace.
- Competitive Salary – Get paid what you’re worth.
- Career advancement opportunities – Shaping your future & opening both local & cross border opportunities.
Required skills and Qualifications:
Qualified to practice in Malaysia.
Minimum of 8 years PQE although strong candidates with less experience will also be considered.
In-house experience in financial services is preferred but not mandatory.
Quality experience in advising on commercial contracts.
Solid drafting, research and negotiation/influencing skills.
Solid analytical skills and high attention to detail.
Solid understanding of general principles of law applicable to commercial practice.
Intellectually strong with ability to rapidly grasp key issues.
Ability to work under time pressure to meet tight deadlines and clients’ expectations.
Proven track record in leading, supervising and developing other professionals
Fluency in an additional language other than English and Malay (such as Mandarin) is preferred but not mandatory.
Required personal attributes:
Ability to interpret and apply legal issues in a practical, hands-on, common sense manner.
Skilled management and prioritisation with respect to the handling of own caseload, clients and direct reports.
Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, effectively and persuasively with clients, senior business, legal management and external regulators, both orally and in writing.
Able and willing to work both as part of a team and independently with minimal supervision.
Passionate about commercial law, inquisitive, able to self-initiate learning and brainstorming.
Strategic thinker with good business understanding and analytical skills.
Strong ability to build solid working relationships.
Energised team player with a genuine desire to coach, nurture and develop talent.
Willingness to learn and grow, and to leverage experience gained in this position to expand skill set for future career growth at American Express.
Proven ability to help identify and implement improvements in work process to enhance efficiency and productivity.
Commitment to integrity and American Express values.
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Oct 29, 2019, 11:46:02 AM