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Senior Regional Legal Counsel , Asia Pacific

Job Level:  Professional

Singapore, SG, 068897

Due Date:  4/3/2022
Area of Expertise:  Legal & Compliance
Unit:  Allianz Singapore
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  3763

Entity: Allianz SE Singapore Branch (Allianz Asia Pacific)


Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Regional Chief Legal Officer, Asia Pacific, the candidate will be primarily responsible for managing all legal related aspects of M&A transactions in the Asia Pacific region. The candidate will also handle all legal issues and related matters, in addition to giving advice and guidance in legal matters to the respective OEs in the region in order to reduce legal risks. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead responsibility for the provision of legal and regulatory advice and transaction support on M&A and joint venture transactions in the Asia Pacific region, including regional partnerships, strategic corporate transactions and similar matters (with support from external legal counsel as applicable).  Such responsibilities include advising on deal structuring, identifying and addressing legal risks, negotiating with counterparties, leading the review transaction documents and managing external counsel, etc. Advising AZAP (Allianz Asia Pacific) senior management and OE (Operating Entities) CEOs and working closing with Group Legal on legal risks relating to such matters. 
  • Provide support on drafting, reviewing, amending and updating of agreements and other documents.
  • Supervise and monitor corporate governance of OEs in the proper handling of board and shareholders’ meetings in compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Supervise and monitor implementation of OEs in relation to legal aspects of Group projects and initiatives. 
  • Oversee and lead legal aspects of regional projects and supervising OE’s local legal teams in relation to such regional projects, in alignment of the Group / Regional strategic direction. 
  • Responsible for engagement of external legal counsel, and ensuring quality of services and cost implications of such engagements.

Key Requirements:

Technical skills:

  • Strong M&A experience and proven track-record of executing M&A transactions across the Asia Pacific region.
  • Sound experience working on commercial contract negotiation and management and must have demonstrated corporate law and corporate governance experience.
  • Strong legal drafting skills with high attention to detail. 


General skills:

  • Self-motivated and have ability to work independently.
  • Strong analytical, thinking and implementation skills and ability to problem-solve and provide pragmatic solutions.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to interact with business leaders and manage a team effectively. 
  • Ability to multitask and handle multiple deals / timelines.


Required experience:

  • Direct deal experience performing due diligence, drafting, negotiating transaction documents, coordinating across-functional deal teams.
  • Experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating complex legal agreements.
  • Experience working internationally across multiple jurisdictions, particularly in the Asia Pacific region.
  • M&A experience in the financial services industry and bancassurance arrangements in Asia Pacific  
  • Fluent verbal and written English and second Asian language (Mandarin strongly preferred).
  • Proven team player and ability to establish and maintain working relationships with colleagues from different backgrounds, functions and cultures.
  • Law degree (LLB) or equivalent
  • 6 to 8 years post qualification experience as private practice attorney or in-house counsel with a multi-national corporation 


Employees are at the heart of Allianz, as a part of the New Ways of Work (WOW), Allianz has Globally adopted a Hybrid work model. This model offers the best of both the physical and digital work environments to all our employees, we are pleased to share that this role is Hybrid.

Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. 
We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.
We therefore welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation.
Join us. Let's care for tomorrow.
Note: Diversity of minds is an integral part of Allianz’ company culture. One means to achieve diverse teams is a regular rotation of Allianz Executive employees across functions, Allianz entities and geographies. Therefore, the company encourages its employees to have motivation in gaining varied skills from different positions and to collect experiences from across Allianz Group.