Taipei, Taiwan


Legal, Ethics & Compliance



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Be a part of a revolutionary change. At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible. We’re totally transforming our business, and building our future on smoke-free products with the power to improve the lives of a billion smokers worldwide. Legal, Ethics & Compliance team is looking to hire a best-in-class Legal Counsel to provide legal advisory and business partnering function for the operations of Philip Morris Taiwan, including advising on management and mitigation of legal risks, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations, defending regulatory challenges, supporting in contract negotiations and review, handling corporate governance matters, and monitoring of relevant legislative and regulatory developments. This position works closely with the management team and all business functions and working groups of the company, while reporting to Senior Counsel, to reach business objectives in a manner consistent with all relevant laws, regulations, and internal policies. The role is based in Taipei, Taiwan. Your ‘day to day’ Your responsibilities will include: • Provide business functions with timely legal analysis and advice on all legal related matters, including corporate governance and compliance issues. To ensure the provision of optimal legal support through both internal and external resources. • Participate in business meetings to ensure compliance with the law and company policies, and that the legal interest of the company is protected. • Participate on project teams, ensuring that their decisions and recommendations protect the legal interests of the company, and execute decisions to achieve objectives on a timely basis. • Knowledgeable with respect to current and pending legislation, new legal development and guidelines relevant to the industry and business, and advise business accordingly. • To defend regulatory challenge cases by preparing the legal briefs and ability to lead the case, instruct, and coordinate with outside counsel. • To assist business functions with preparation and negotiation of agreements, review of contracts and documents. • To support Senior Counsel in the implementation of departmental plans and objectives, to deliver trainings to clients and third party agencies, handle company secretarial related manners, and ensure work quality of outside counsel. Who we’re looking for • Demonstrate breadth and depth of local law expertise in developing legal assessments and defense briefs on regulatory and commercial activities, employing credible creative arguments in Taiwan law that enable the company to achieve business objectives. • Demonstrate proficiency in dealing with different aspects of risks operating in a multinational working environment, and the ability to use that knowledge and experience effectively to engage and influence stakeholders (internally and externally) showing sensitivity to, and understanding of, their differing needs and objectives. • Demonstrate strong communication, engagement and business partnering skills. • Demonstrate the ability to work sensitively, and effectively, within and across diverse teams. • Demonstrate authentic ambition, sense of urgency, agility and tenacity and a genuine commitment to revolutionizing the tobacco industry. • Possess 5 to 10 years’ professional qualified experience, preferable with litigation experience in law firm; Legal expertise in electronic-related, digital, consumer protection & data protection, competition law or employment law is a plus. • Possess a law degree from Taiwan law school and LLM degree in Taiwan or overseas. Admitted to Taiwan Bar. What we offer Our success depends on the men and women who come to work every single day with a sense of purpose and an appetite for progress. Join PMI and you too can: • Seize the freedom to define your future and ours. We’ll empower you to take risks, experiment and explore. • Be part of an inclusive, diverse culture, where everyone’s contribution is respected; collaborate with some of the world’s best people and feel like you belong. • Pursue your ambitions and develop your skills with a global business – our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress. • Take pride in delivering our promise to society: to improve the lives of a billion smokers.