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Legal Counsel, GWS APAC

Metro Manila , Philippines

Ref#: 19028188

Date published: 1-Aug-2019

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JOB SUMMARY
Under general supervision, responsible for handling a variety of moderately complex assigned legal projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Reviews, negotiates and drafts contracts, office leases and other legal documents related to commercial real estate, and specifically areas of brokerage and property management.
  • Provides legal counsel and guidance to managers, executives and employees on legal aspects of the Company’s various business lines.
  • Investigates claims and complaints by or against the Company, including interviewing relevant parties and preparing reports based on findings.
  • Manages own litigation brought by and against the Company and monitors outside counsel retained for matters as needed.
  • Maintains current knowledge of the law in areas of special interest to the Company.
  • Conducts legal training sessions and assists in the preparation of training materials for the Company’s lines of business.
  • Other job-related duties as may be assigned.
QUALIFICATION : 
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE 
  • Juris Doctorate with a minimum of 5 years of in-house or private practice experience. 
CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES 
  • Member of State Bar in good standing. 
COMMUNICATION SKILLS 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information. 
FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE 
  • Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions. Conducts advanced financial analysis. 
REASONING ABILITY 
  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills. 
OTHER SKILLS and/or ABILITIES 
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks and set priorities with excellent follow-up skills and organization. Some litigation background helpful, as well as experience in supervising outside counsel and monitoring litigation.