Head of Legal for a Local Conglomerate - Jakarta Based

Jakarta Permanent
  • Multiple business units.
  • Reporting to General Counsel.

About Our Client

An innovative local business with a very diverse business sectors (energy, natural resources, property and technology) is looking to bring on board a seasoned Head of Legal / Legal Director who will be reporting to the C-level. As an Indonesian-based company, they have an ambitious mission to expand their footprints overseas, even beyond the SEA realm.

As a key client of ours, we have been witnessing their tremendous growth over the years, and they are one of the few clients which also have a genuine interest in the sustainability space. As such, the Head of Legal (or equivalent to director) is becoming a more critical hire.

Job Description

As the Head of Legal, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing all legal matters within an organisation, and you will be sitting at the corporate/holding level, managing multiple business units that they own. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Strategic Operation:
    • Developing and implementing the organization's legal strategy to be aligned with the business focus.
    • Providing strategic legal advice to the executive team members and owners on strategic decisions.
    • Ensuring that all subsidiaries are in compliance with both the local and international standard, laws and regulations.
    • Staying up to date with with changes in relevant laws and regulations that will impact the organisation.
  • Stakeholders Management/Leadership:
    • Lead and manage a team of at least 20 legal professionals, including attorneys and paralegals.
    • Providing guidance, mentorship and support to ensure the team's performance development.
    • Setting up objectives, and ensuring that the team's culture is being built on.
    • Working closely with other departmental leadership and other key stakeholders.
  • Expertise:
    • Identifying and managing legal risks, and developing strategies to mitigate potential liabilities.
    • Collaborating with external counsels when necessary. At times, you are expected to work closely with other professionals (investment bankers, foreign investments)
    • Providing advise to the executive team members and board of directors on corporate governance matters, and ensuring compliance with the corporate governance.
    • Conducting thorough legal due diligence on targeted companies - includes reviewing contracts, financial statements, litigation history - identifying any potential risks.
    • Handling cross-border trade, investments and understanding regulatory compliance outside Indonesia when required.
    • Providing advise in structuring, and negotiating international transactions, including merger & acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances.
    • Working in a team to provide legal considerations when establishing operations in foreign countries.

The Successful Applicant

This role is only opened for Indonesians who can communicate well in Bahasa and English, and has the track record of managing a team of at least 15 team members. Other requirements:

  • University degree from reputable law school (Master from international university will be highly preferred).
  • Industry preference: law firms and in-house (experience in local diversified or relevant industries would be highly preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of international law, M&A, corporate governance and commercial law.
  • At least 12- 15 years of working experience in multi-national brands or reputable local companies.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and presentation skill in both Bahasa and English.
  • Hands-on attitude and one with strong leadership skill.
  • Good personal skills, strategic thinking and excellent attention to detail is a must.

What's on Offer

This role is the key hire for the group as they focus more on expansion, even outside Indonesia. Besides the opportunity to work in a very diverse business, and a local business, you will receive other opportunities such as:

  • Attractive remuneration which includes medical benefit.
  • Opportunity to build and strengthen the current legal team.
  • Working alongside with bright minds from diverse culture.
  • Be part of the key members to focus on the sustainability of the business.
Imeiniar Chandra
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Phone number
+62 21 2958 8832

Job summary

Sub Sector
General Counsel - In-house
What is your area of specialisation?
Energy & Natural Resources
Contract Type
Consultant name
Imeiniar Chandra
Consultant contact
+62 21 2958 8832
Job Reference

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