Legal Counsel

Department: Legal

Scope and Responsibilities:

  • Reports to General Counsel.
  • Handle all legal related tasks of the Company’s Group (including the company’s holding company(ies), subsidiaries, related companies, associated entities, etc.) as assigned by superiors.
  • Draft, negotiate and proofread all forms of agreements, memorandum of agreements, purchase agreements, shipbuilding contracts, memorandum of understanding, deeds, undertakings, merger & acquisition agreements, EPCIC etc. concerning different and various transactions of the Group.
  • Attend meetings and conference calls.
  • Identify, manage and mitigate legal risk issues across the Group.
  • Ensure that the Group complies with legislation, regulation and the requirements of professional bodies and other organizations, including interpreting the effect on the Group of any proposed changes to legislation.
  • Provide preventative legal guidance and risk training to the Group.
  • Make recommendations/draft formal legal responses to issues.
  • Keep abreast of commercial law changes and draft best practice notes on topical issues for use across the Group.
  • Keep abreast of maritime law changes and make appropriate adjustment to relevant policies and standards accordingly, including guideline on acceptable and unacceptable terms and conditions of an agreement or a contract the Group shall enter into with a third party.
  • Assist with the development of team and Group wide legal and risk strategy, as appropriate.
  • Provide various legal advice for the Group’s corporate secretarial portfolio assist the Company in drafting and preparing the policies and procedures of the Company.
  • Handle day-to-day Group-wide corporate legal affairs.
  • Assist and coordinate audit and internal audit matters.
  • Manage and oversee litigation, arbitration and certain legal matters handled by external counsels and liaising with external counsels.
  • Stay up-to-date and applicable legal issues, trends and developments.
  • Carry out other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Company from time to time.
  • Some international travel may be required.

Key Competencies:

  • Resourceful, disciplined, proactive team player with effective interpersonal skills
  • Meticulous, organized and committed to delivering high quality work
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Listening skills
  • Problem analysis and problem-solving
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Initiative
  • Stress tolerance
  • Team co-operator
  • High degree of professional ethics, and integrity

Work Location:
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Interested candidate, please submit your resume to hr@coastalcontracts.com. Only shortlisted candidate will be notified.