Group Legal, Compliance & Secretariat ensures that the Bank's interests are protected by guarding and enhancing its reputation and capital, as well as to support the Bankâ€™s strategic initiatives. We also work to maintain a good standing with all our regulators, customers, and business partners.
DBS Bank prides itself on being an innovative digital bank that is embracing the digital world, with a corporate ethos of striving to conquer mobile, social and data driven financial services. Consequently, the Group Legal and Compliance team for Technology & Operations (T&O), Support Units (SU) and Intellectual Property (IP) is recruiting members to help DBS further develop and refine its technology, sourcing, operations and IP infrastructure and processes and build joyful digital banking services for its customers and employees globally. For more info on Innovations in DBS, view here
The Legal Counsel fulfilling this role will be part of the Group Legal and Compliance team for T&O, SU and IP, providing legal advisory and transactional support to the Bank on all legal, regulatory and compliance related matters. IP asset management (including enforcement, protection and strategy) will also be required to support the Bankâ€™s IP portfolio.
Provide strategic, advisory, transactional and commercial support on the legal and local regulatory requirements related to technology, operations, sourcing and IP asset management in Singapore and DBS Bankâ€™s core markets in the region, with a primary focus on technology infrastructure and services. Support the business functions in developing and managing the legal and compliance risks related to outsourcing and sourcing arrangements (including intra-group arrangements). Negotiate large-scale technology and sourcing transactions, concentrating on international and domestic software application development and maintenance, technology infrastructure, general information technology, and financial services business process outsourcings. Handle cross-border contractual negotiations and contribute to the drafting of commercial tenders and evaluation and assessment of supplier responses. Have a working understanding of relevant data governance laws and its impact on group sourcing transactions. Advise on complex software licensing and open source software related legal and compliance matters. Help identify, protect and manage the Bankâ€™s intellectual property portfolio. Manage contentious matters related to technology and IP operations from a regional perspective. Review and approve new digital product initiatives and support the new product approval processes.
A qualified lawyer with a solid academic and training background. Strong English language skills. More than 5 to 7 years of PQE in Technology, Media & Telco (TMT) and general commercial practice groups in a high caliber law firm, in-house legal role of a financial institution or in-house legal role at an international technology company. A strong team player who thrives in a collaborative working environment. Demonstrates commercial-mindedness, initiative and adds value to their stakeholders and colleagues when advising on legal and regulatory risk management issues. Has the ability to quickly and succinctly communicate their legal advice on complex matters to enable stakeholders and colleagues to easily understand the core legal and regulatory risks and issues they need to manage.
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