Legal Counsel (Tech)

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contract Type: Permanent
Specialisation: Banking & Financial Services
Salary: RM10000 - RM13000 per month + competitive benefits
REF: BBBH247776_1617340574

Our Client

A leading financial services provider is seeking a Legal Counsel. You will join a regional team to review, advise, draft and negotiate technology and commercial contracts to ensure they meet the standards and applicable law.

About the Role

  • Provide legal support and expertise in relation to technology and innovation developments which support the key digitisation initiatives, partnering with FinTech companies and start-ups on electronic contracting, data and analytics projects, as well as other emerging technologies such as virtual banks, proofs of concept, trading platforms and blockchain initiatives
  • Ensure close coordination with other legal teams, provide helpdesk support when necessary to various relevant stakeholders
  • Keep abreast with relevant policies and procedures; analyse potential risks involved with specific contract teams and other risk owners
  • Provide stakeholders with accurate and timely information and advice regarding the status of technology and commercial contract matters
  • Support ongoing continuous improvement initiatives in relation to contract processes, workflow, guidance, playbooks and templates and provide training on contract legal issues
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other legal teams to ensure appropriate matter management
  • Support HOD regarding team management and administration tasks where required


  • Must be a qualified lawyer in a common law jurisdiction with minimum 5 years' PQE in the financial services sector (whether through in-house or private practice)
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of technology and commercial contract requirements including intellectual property and data protection
  • Solid understanding about current technology and innovation trends (preferably within the financial services sector) such as API, blockchain, digital platforms, virtual and digital banking

How to Apply

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