Senior Lawyer for the PGSC providing local legal support to the senior managers for all the day-to-day operations including specific advice on Labor/Employment Law issues, Philippine Export Zone Authority (“PEZA”) Regulations, visa, work permits for expatriates, property/contract laws, pre-clearance, anti-money laundering, internal policies and all licensing matters..
Provide legal support to various JPMCB units in the Philippines entering into technology and non-technology related contracts (e.g. outsourcing, offshore application development, hardware purchases and maintenance, software licensing, human resources, general procurement etc.).
To draft and review inter-entity Service Level Agreements between the Receptor (the entity receiving the Services e.g. the PGSC) and the Donor (the entity offshoring the Services) in the form of Master Service Agreements/Service Level Agreements, etc. as the Services provided by the PGSC are the subject of inter-company contracts.
To manage all litigation for the PGSC.
Draft & maintain local precedent library in accordance with JPMCB corporate policy and applicable law.
Keep abreast of changes to applicable local laws and JPMCB corporate policy.
To coordinate with colleagues in various JPMCB locations, in particular the US and UK for relevant visas and work permits for local i.e. PGSC employees on assignment/training in those countries.
Mitigate and reduce exposure to JPMCB by ensuring legal processes, work practices and policies/procedures are appropriate in the current operating environment.
Manage/supervise the local legal team at the PGSC.
Provide direction to the Senior Management Team at the PGSC on all legal matters and being involved in mitigating any exposure in implementing the growth strategy of JPMCB in the Philippines.
To provide local legal advice with respect to specifics in employment, contract, tax and other laws related to offshoring.
As this is a senior management position, involvement and input into strategic plans for the PGSC and day-to-day advice to senior managers will be required.
8 + legal experience including experience from a financial institution’s captive offshoring centers/international business process outsourcing outfits in the Philippines and top-tier law firms (optimally, a combination of experience as in-house counsel in the offshoring industry and as a lawyer in a top-tier firm).
Experience in laws/issues facing the offshoring/outsourcing industry including Labor Laws, PEZA Regulations and other relevant local laws/regulations.
Possess a network of strong relationships with relevant regulators as well as others in the industry.
Excellent drafting skills.
Able to communicate well and work in a cross-functional team to achieve common goals.
Able to identify and escalate issues timely and appropriately.
Strong analytical and communication skills.
Independent and self-motivated.
Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and respond to business needs and goals.
Able to demonstrate and provide commitment for a long term career at JPMCB.