Legal Counsel, Asia-Pacific Japan Region

ESL Gaming Group (EFG) is seeking an experienced, motivated, and dynamic Legal Counsel in the Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) region. The Legal Counsel, APJ will be an integral part of our international legal team and will support our growing business in APJ. This position is based in Singapore, reports to our global Chief Legal Officer with a dotted line to the regional Director in the APJ region. You should have excellent judgment in balancing legal risks with business strategy, the ability to learn new areas of law and function independently in a demanding fast-paced environment. Acting as the main point of contact for APJ, you will advise and support the regional business and corporate functions, including product, Sales, Marketing, IT, HR and Compliance. You will also be directly supporting multiple lawyers located globally on APJ related matters that arise in contract negotiations and commercial undertakings. We are looking for a highly adaptable and collaborative person who can handle ambiguity and rapidly shifting priorities with flexibility, patience, and poise.

Responsibilities

  • You will be the EFG Legal team’s representative and first point of legal contact in APJ.
  • Work autonomously, reporting back and seeking guidance as required from the Chief Legal Officer and your global counterparts in EFG Legal. For a large part of your working day, you will be working independently due to different time zones.
  • Support our APJ businesses with legal advice and support on a broad range of operational and business matters, including, various commercial agreements, matters spanning intellectual property, sales, sponsorships, service agreements and SOWs (with suppliers), marketing, JV’s, NDAs, HR, data and privacy, and management of corporate governance matters for the EFG APJ region and its subsidiaries (supported by the Legal team in Europe and the USA).
  • Reviewing and drafting contracts while negotiating a wide variety of agreements, with inputs from key internal stakeholders in Sales and Projects teams.
  • Align with Regional and Global management teams to support them in development of their business strategies and thereafter lead the commercial agreements for joint ventures and partnerships, etc.
  • Provide legal consulting and advisory to colleagues in various departments such as HR and Finance (Regulatory, IP, Data & Privacy, Procurement, etc.) as necessary on out-of policy positions.
  • Provide legal support and advice to EFG colleagues leading M&A activities (in relation to the APJ region).
  • Liaise and manage outside counsel as and when required, while partnering with leadership in the company.

Requirements:

  • Qualified and admitted lawyer with at least 5 years PQE, preferably in a multinational technology in-house legal department setting.
  • Previous experience with a reputable law firm or as part of a global inhouse organisation.
  • Working knowledge of local, national, regional, and international laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrate a high level of confidence and agility exhibited in client and partner interactions. Possess excellent client-service skills and an ability to interact with and effectively advise senior regional leaders. In key client interactions, must present ideas logically, assertively, and effectively. Facilitate consensus and use it effectively to resolve conflict and overcome resistance.
  • Understands and incorporates enterprise-wide strategy and priorities into daily tasks and assignments. Demonstrates business acumen.
  • Must have excellent organisational, time management and communication skills, and the ability to multitask in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Self-motivated go getter with the ability to take on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Ability to work a varied schedule based on the needs of the team.
  • Ability to work autonomously and learn new software skills.
  • Possess strategic and creative thinking, exercising great commercial judgment.
  • Excellent legal research skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fluent English. Additionally, business proficiency of regional language(s) is a plus. For example, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, and so on.
  • Ability to travel (domestic and international).
  • Affinity for esports and passion in gaming a plus.

Benefits:

  • Upskill and develop new perspectives with highly-rated eLearning courses with full Udemy business account access.
  • Work with a team of passionate coworkers who are on fire for the ESL FACEIT Group (EFG) Brand.
  • Be part of the fastest-growing and pioneer esports brand in the world.
  • Contribute and make a mark on our internationally- and regionally- renowned esports programs.
  • Global employee assistance program.
  • Flexible and/or hybrid work arrangement.
  • Work laptop.
  • Insurance, Medical & Pension Fund Employer’s Contribution.


The Company

ESL FACEIT Group (EFG) is the world’s leading competitive gaming platform, combining ESL, the world’s leading independent esports company, and FACEIT, the leading digital destination for competitive gamers, offering the unique capability to deliver end-to-end solutions for players, publishers, developers, and partners. Through the combination, EFG is taking a long-term approach to increase the sustainability and global footprint of competitive gaming in a world where it represents the fastest-growing entertainment vertical.

EFG is an equal opportunity employer. We are creating a world where everybody can be somebody. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


How to Apply

To be considered for this role, applications must include your latest CV.

Help us understand why you’re the most suitable candidate for this role by being as elaborate as you can in the screening questions. EFG will be prioritizing applicants who have a current right to work in Singapore, and do not require EFG’s sponsorship of a visa.

We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.