Associate Counsel (Manager)




Major Responsibilities

  •  Legal Services
    • Renders all assigned legal services.
  •  Legal Advisory and Research
    • Prepares legal advice and guidance for Board and Management and carries out the related legal research.
    • Provides legal advice to project teams and support teams and carries out the related legal research.
  • Drafting and Vetting Legal Documents
    • Manages the drafting and vetting of all assigned legal documents.
  • Contract Negotiation
    • Leads the finalisation of all legal issues in assigned contract negotiations.
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
    • Manages assigned litigation and dispute resolutions.
    • Advises on key issues and updates of progress of litigation and dispute resolutions to Senior Legal Counsel (SLC).
  • Registration of Intellectual Property
    • Manages registration of Intellectual Property.
  • Stamping of Legal Documents
    • Supervises stamping of legal documents.
  • External Legal Services
    • Manages the appointment and performance of external counsel(s).
    • Coordinates work with external counsel(s).
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Service Level Agreement (SLA) and Performance Appraisal
    • Executes individual KPIs and SLA.
    • Manages and appraises performance of support staff.
  • Budget and Finance
    • Prepares papers for budgetary approval for departmental requirements.
    • Prepares, plans, manages and reports department Budget for OE and DE.
    • Vets invoices for payment and monitors status of payments.
  • Legal SOP
    • Applies and executes Legal SOP.
  • Reports and Briefs
    • Prepares and presents legal reports and briefs to SLC.
  • Key Legal Developments
    • Updates SLC and co-counsels of relevant key legal developments.
  • Other Responsibilities
    • Engaging with and coaching executive and support staff to improve understanding of laws, legal issues and legal risks.


  • Possess LLB (Hons) Degree from an accredited law school / university.
  • Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.
  • At least six (6) years of working experience as legal practitioner or in-house counsel at organizations or bodies, whether government or corporation, of substantial similar core business areas as ECERDC
  • High integrity, ethics and professionalism.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good command of Bahasa Malaysia and English.
  • Excellent interpretation of laws, regulations and policies and legal drafting skills.
  • Analysis and application of collected data / information to resolve problems.
  • Collating information and organizing material into manageable form.
  • Formulation of recommendations, proposals and counterproposals on legal matters.
  • Preparing and presenting effective written and oral reports.
  • Ability to develop, maintain and coordinate effective relationships with Users.