• Legal Counsel, ASEAN

    Location SG-Singapore
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Exp. (Yrs)
    Legal & Governmental Affairs
    Manager (Supervisor of Staff)
    Full Time
    Visa Sponsorship
    Domestic Travel Required
    Int'l Travel required
    Company Vehicle
    Working from Home Office
    Relocation Eligible
    Works with Chemicals
    Lifting required
  • Company Overview

    FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural technologies. FMC provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a broad spectrum of insects, weeds and disease, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control.
    FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC.
    With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets.  If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.


    Singapore-based legal counsel of FMC Corporate Law Department, with lead responsibility for ASEAN region (Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia). Looking for a savvy business partner who can provide both practical and strategic advice on the legal, regulatory, and business environments applicable to a large, multi-national crop protection company. The successful candidate for this role will have demonstrated self-leadership and initiative, the ability to work independently and in support of senior business leaders, and clear communication skills with business leaders and lawyers across Asia Pacific and in the United States on significant, and often time-sensitive, matters.  


    The successful candidate for this role will “hit-the-ground-running” and be responsible for the following:


    • Providing primary legal support for ASEAN on commercial, operational, compliance, and regulatory issues, including, antitrust and U.S. FCPA matters;
    • Promoting the implementation of corporate policies, such as record retention, contract management, signing authority, and others;
    • Developing and providing compliance and other policy trainings across region;
    • Supporting the negotiation, execution, and implementation of commercial agreements (e.g., distribution, supply, R&D, and procurement agreements).
    • Participating in corporate initiatives to improve existing contract templates;
    • Managing commercial claims, disputes, and litigation in close coordination with business;
    • Providing legal support to external growth projects (M&A, licensing & joint development, etc.);
    • Supervising legal entity set-up, maintenance, and restructuring, ensuring compliance with applicable legal requirements pertaining to corporate governance;
    • Supporting trade secret, confidentiality, trademarks, and other IP related issues in close coordination with IP counsel and business counsel;
    • Coordinating compliance efforts and response actions on import/export matters; and
    • Handling other matters that may be assigned by the Regional Counsel.

    Required Education

    • LLM degree from top tier law school with at least 7-8 years law firm and MNC combined experience, OR LLB degree from top tier law school with at least 8-10 years law firm and MNC combined experience;




    • Knowledge of the manufacturing industry (esp. chemical industry) and understanding of general issues facing MNCs in the region;
    • Strong multi-tasking capability and interpersonal skills;
    • Team player with ability to work independently and under pressure;
    • Fluency in English (both written and spoken) required, with Bahasa or other ASEAN language skills desired; and
    • Knowledge and experience in intellectual property is desired.






    • Functional/Technical Skills
    • Decision Quality
    • Learning on the Fly
    • Problem Solving
    • Informing
    • Conflict Management
    • Perseverance
    • Written Communications
    • Comfort around Higher Management
    • Interpersonal Savvy
    • Negotiating
    • Integrity and Trust
    • Ethics and Values
    • Dealing with Ambiguity
    • Perspective
    • Standing Alone
    • Political Savvy
    • Self-Knowledge


    EEO Statement

    FMC employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career. FMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. FMC supports a drug-free workplace. 


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