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Director - Legal & Compliance , Asia

Singapore, Singapore

Job Description:

What makes Gartner a GREAT fit for you? When you join Gartner, you’ll be part of a fast-growing team that helps the world become smarter and more connected. We’re the world’s leading research and advisory company, achieving consistent double-digit growth by steering clients toward the right decisions with business and technology insights they can’t find anywhere else. Our associates enjoy a collaborative work environment, exceptional training and career development — as well as unlimited growth opportunities. If you like working with a curious, supportive, high-performing team, Gartner is the place for you.

Gartner is currently seeking a Legal Director to support Gartner’s legal and compliance requirements in Asia.  The Director will serve as a manager and also as an individual contributor to facilitate support for commercial contract processes and general legal matters in the Asia region.  The Director will report directly to the Vice President, Legal Affairs, Asia.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee Legal team’s support of client contracts in Asia including negotiation, liaising with sales teams, working closely with other business units to support sales efforts in the region
  • Provide general legal counseling and support on compliance issues in Asia (including anti- corruption, work health and safety, data protection/privacy and anti-harassment)
  • Assist with corporate secretarial activities to ensure corporate compliance of companies in Asia
  • Support the human resources team on employment matter escalations in Asia
  • Respond to legal and contract escalations that arise in our operations and work closely with legal teams in the region to provide seamless legal support to all business units
  • Work with outside counsel and internal teams to help with enforcement and protection of Gartner’s intellectual property rights generally
  • Provide legal support for Real Estate matters in Asia, including lease negotiations, renewals, terminations and expansions
  • Assist with M&A activity as it arises, including due diligence assistance and project-based efforts
  • In the area of commercial contracts, support, create and advance internal Gartner templates, processes and projects intended to support, streamline and scale Gartner business needs.
  • Manage a team of contract managers and paralegals

Who you are:

  • Experienced professional with necessary skill-sets to support the internal legal operational needs of a global corporation.
  • Mature people manager who knows how to lead a team of legal and contract professionals to achieve stretch objectives
  • Ability to solve complex problems and successfully manage ambiguity and unexpected change
  • Proven experience in  commercial contract negotiation and corporate compliance
  • Exposure to legal operations and commercial contracting in APAC
  • Motivated, high-potential performer, with demonstrated ability to collaborate, influence and lead
  • Ability to collaborate with across a large organization and deliver results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Teachable and embracing of best practices and feedback as a means of continuous improvement.
  • Consistently high achiever marked by perseverance, humility and a positive outlook in the face of challenges.

Role Qualifications:

  • Fully qualified and licensed attorney in good standing in Singapore or other law jurisdiction
  • Fluent in English and Mandarin
  • Ten or more years of experience in a law firm environment and/or in-house counsel role
  • Familiarity with commercial contracting issues, including previous experience negotiating sales contracts
  • Experience working with legal teams in the Asia-Pacific region and supporting global legal operations
  • Good understanding of intellectual property issues, including IP enforcement issues
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and within a collaborative team environment
  • Strong process management skills with the ability to multi-task and meet firm deadlines
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills

What we offer:

In addition to an outstanding work environment with rapid advancement potential, Gartner associates enjoy exceptional compensation and benefits, including:

  • An upbeat, positive culture. Integrity, objectivity, collaboration, results and a no-limits mindset are central to our values.
  • An opportunity to work with exceptional legal professionals in a  global legal and compliance team
  • Limitless growth. We work with you to help you meet your goals and advance within the company.
  • Encouragement to be innovative and challenge status quo.
  • Exposure to industry leading training and development.
  • Performance based recognition and rewards.

About Gartner:

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading research and advisory company. The company helps business leaders across all major functions in every industry and enterprise size with the objective insights they need to make the right decisions. Gartner’s comprehensive suite of services delivers strategic advice and proven best practices to help clients succeed in their mission-critical priorities. Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, USA, and has more than 13,000 associates serving clients in 11,000 enterprises in 100 countries. For more information, visit 

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