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Director, Legal Counsel
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Legal & Compliance
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SGP, Singapore SG
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Full Time
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Job Description :

Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed?  With work that challenges and makes a difference, within a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Functioning as the primary subject matter expert on legal matters for Products and Bancassurance business partners, and as the secondary support to fellow team members on legal matters relating to Investments. This role requires active and effective management of stakeholder relationships, both internal and external.

  • Holistic legal support to Bancassurance business initiatives. 
  • Providing end to end legal advisory and drafting support to product launches right from the product design stage to shelf.
  • Representing Legal & Compliance at steering committees on Products.
  • Providing support to key agency initiatives such as supporting the setting up of General Agency agreements.
  • Supporting timely on boarding and management of fund houses to facilitate the ILP suite of products. 
  • Continuous support to ensure/improve better drafting practices in the product documentation space. 
  • Working closely with compliance team on issues with regulatory development to offer holistic and consolidated L&C position.
  • Staying abreast of changes to the legal and regulatory landscape through industry interactions, external seminars, MAS and LIA updates and law firm publications.
  • Actively deliberating and advising on legal and regulatory updates that impacts business.
  • Supporting the Reinsurance business
  • Overseeing the Insurance stream of legal advisory work.
  • Legal advisory support to employment law matters
  • Training new hires on Insurance/Reinsurance advisory matters

Key Requirements:
  • Minimum 8-10 PQE in in-house legal counsel roles with leading life insurance companies or leading financial institutions specialising in bancassurance legal work; or as a corporate commercial lawyer in top financial markets law firms with a focus on insurance related work.
  • Law degree from a reputable law school.
  • Singapore qualified lawyer. 
  • Working knowledge of MAS regulations and guidelines.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and analytical skills.
Skills and Abilities:
  • Good working attitude, team player and able to work well under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with fluency in written and spoken English
  • A self-starter who is independent and able to take the initiative
  • High responsibility, diligence, integrity and professional ethics
  • Strong analytical and evaluative skills
  • Good drafting skills
  • Attentive to detail

About Manulife

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers' needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. We operate as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2016, we had approximately 35,000 employees, 70,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 22 million customers. At the end of 2016, we had $977 billion (US$728 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made almost $26 billion in payments to our customers. 

Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.

Manulife is committed to supporting a culture of diversity and accessibility across the organization.   It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment.  A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request an accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

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