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Senior In-House Commercial Lawyer

  • Hong Kong +2 more
  • Hong Kong +2 more

About the Role

We are looking for a Senior In-House Commercial Lawyer to join our APAC in-house legal team. As a member of the legal team you will work closely and be seen as a true partner to our sales, go-to-market, sales operations, procurement, marketing, HR, compliance and corporate teams to give advice at all levels of the organization and lead legal negotiations.

Our ideal Commercial Lawyer will be someone who has experience and passion in working in SaaS organizations. This role will report to the Head of Legal, APAC and can be based in Singapore, Hong Kong, or Mainland China.

What will you be doing?

  • Draft, review and negotiate customer SaaS / cloud service / cloud subscription agreements.

    • Support the sales team with customer contracts.

    • Be a trusted advisor to the sales team.

    • Advise the business on key contractual terms to collaboratively assess legal and business risks within Meltwater’s business and the market standard.

  • Draft, review and negotiate agreements with our vendors and suppliers, including marketing, procurement and content license agreements.

  • Review and respond to tenders / RFPs.

  • Draft, review and negotiate agreements with our partners and resellers.

  • Support the HR team.

  • Provide support for regulatory compliance and corporate governance.

  • Coach and support other lawyers within the legal team.

  • Develop creative solutions and provide effective legal advice on day-to-day matters with a pragmatic and business centric focus.

  • Advance legal and business practices by driving new approaches and process improvements.

  • Develop internal processes to improve our ability to scale the legal support we provide.

Work with great people

Naresh Nehvin
Managing Director, Client Acquisition
"Meltwater has empowered me as a professional and individual. It has gifted me the rare opportunity to work with seasoned practitioners and industry leaders as a trusted consultant to their business."
Faten Amzah
Key Account Manager, Client Success
"Meltwater entrusted me to work independently with regional key decision makers from the start. It all boils down to the support and trust that we place in our most important asset - people!"
Amanda Shaw
Senior Manager, Client Success
"Meltwater teaches you to learn fast and fail quickly. We support a growth mindset, and from the most junior staff to senior management, everyone is accessible and supports each other's career."
Vilhelm Rudberg
Client Strategy Director
"The best thing about a Meltwater career is the abundance of challenge and opportunity - you are bound to realize and develop personal strengths you never knew existed!"

Skills & Requirements

We’re Looking For :

  • Law degree (J.D. or equivalent) from a leading university and law school.

  • Licensed to practice law in China and/or the US, UK or other common law jurisdiction.

  • 8 or more years of legal experience

    • 4+ years’ in the commercial or technology department of a top tier / leading law firm.

    • 4+ years’ experience in-house in a SaaS / cloud service company.

  • Strong SaaS / cloud service experience.

  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Mandarin (Cantonese highly regarded)

  • A proven track-record of working effectively and supporting the sales team, exercising sound business judgment and being solution-oriented.

  • An awareness of regulatory compliance within China.

  • Ability to balance a high volume of legal matters in a timely and effective manner.

  • An independent “self-starter”.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, a collaborative nature, and the ability to work and communicate cross-functionally

  • A team player who values client/customer service and professionalism.

  • Experience in coaching and supporting other lawyers.

  • Strong leadership skills.

The perks of working with us

  • A world recognised and unique company culture!

  • Work with managers that truly value their people

  • Competitive compensation package with uncapped commissions

  • Empowerment in your role and career growth opportunities

  • Hybrid work arrangements & vibrant offices with well-stocked pantries

  • Team activities and events

  • Employee Equity Plan

  • ‘Great Place to Work’ certified Asia

Great Place to Work

  • Competitive salary & bonuses

  • Work-life balance

  • Vibrant office space and well-stocked pantry

  • Progression and empowerment

  • Diverse, high-performance & collaborative teams

  • Flat hierarchy and strong support groups

  • A uniquely Meltwater culture like no other!

About the company

About Meltwater

With 20 years of experience in the field of online media monitoring, Meltwater is a global leader in media intelligence and social analytics SaaS solutions - helping to bridge the gap between Public Relations, Communications, and Marketing departments with an all-in-one solution powered by AI-driven insights. Through Meltwater's platforms, our clients are well equipped to stay on top of billions of online conversations and extract relevant insights - allowing them to strategically manage their brands and stay ahead of their competition. Over 30,000 of the world’s most respected brands rely on Meltwater to help inform their marketing & communications strategies and executive decision making. With over 55 offices and 2,000 employees worldwide, Meltwater is a truly global partner offering best-in-class support through our local customer success teams.

Meltwater employees embody the work-hard, play-hard spirit through our 3 core values - Moro (fun), Enere (number one) and Respekt (respect). These founding principles stem from our Norwegian roots and are why Meltwater has been named a Great Place to Work in several markets across the globe. We have high energy, open concept offices that thrive on teamwork and collaboration. We ensure our employees have easy access to management and learn quickly from those around them.

Official Careers Page:https://careers.meltwater.com/

Meltwater Instagram Careers Page:https://www.instagram.com/meltwatercareers/

Alissa Sargeant | Contact Person

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