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 via innovative products with the power. With huge change, comes huge opportunity. So, wherever you join us, you'll enjoy the freedom to dream up and deliver better, brighter solutions and the space to move your career forward in endlessly different directions. We are 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. (Purpose) 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. Your "day to day" • 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. • 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. • Show 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. • Strong communication, engagement and business partnering skills. • Able to work sensitively, and effectively, within and across diverse teams. • Demonstrate authentic ambition, sense of urgency, agility and tenacity and a genuine dedication to revolutionizing the tobacco industry. Who are we looking for: • Good command of Mandarin and English • Admitted to Taiwan Bar. • Possess 5 to 10 years' professional qualified experience. Legal expertise on general corporate matters, administrative law, Consumer protection & Data Protection, competition law or employment law. Litigation experience will be a plus. • The ability to communicate professionally (oral or written) in both English and Chinese are highly preferred. • Possess a law degree from Taiwan law school and LLM degree in Taiwan or overseas is a plus. What we offer Our success depends on the talents 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 deliver a smoke-free future Philip Morris International: Delivering a Smoke-Free Future Philip Morris International (PMI) is a leading international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, smoke-free products and associated electronic devices and accessories, and other nicotine-containing products in over 180 markets. PMI is building a future on a new category of smoke-free products that, while not risk-free, are a better choice than continuing to smoke. PMI's smoke-free product portfolio includes heated tobacco and nicotine-containing vapor products. For more information, see our PMI ( ) website. Our priority is to attract, support and keep with us diverse and unique individuals. Our global workforce of more than 71,000 people is one of our greatest strengths and the key to our success as a company. Our employees speak more than 80 languages and come from all corners of the world. PMI has been certified by the Top Employers Institute as a Global Top Employer for the fifth consecutive year. Representing 3 regional certifications: Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; in recognition of the high standards of excellence in our working environment and the exceptional development opportunities we offer. PMI is an equal opportunity employer