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Data Privacy Counsel (Corporate Legal)

Business Department:  Corporate Operations

Singapore, SG

Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager, serving over 1,000 institutional investors. We have USD 135 billion in assets under management and more than 1,800 professionals across 20 offices worldwide. We realize potential in private markets by financing and developing great companies, desirable real estate and essential infrastructure. We create value in our investments through active and long-term responsible ownership.

What it's about


As Senior Legal Counsel in the Corporate Legal Business Unit, you will support the Corporate Legal APAC counsels in Singapore and work closely with the Global Data Privacy and Technology counsels (P&T counsels). You will also work with diverse stakeholders throughout the company, and have a broad scope of responsibilities and plenty of opportunities to take ownership. Based on your experience, interest and development within Partners Group, you will develop your own areas of responsibilities and grow with the team and the company.


The Corporate Legal team acts as legal partner to the Group and the stakeholders within the Group. As Senior Legal Counsel, you will provide legal advice on a wide variety of legal matters and projects with a strong focus on enabling the business units whilst safeguarding the Group's interests and reputation. Your internal clients will include various APAC business units such as Human Resources, Technology, Structuring, Finance and Office Management. You will also support the Group on a wide variety of projects of strategic importance.


Your Data Privacy & Technology responsibilities will include:


Data Privacy related matters

  • Identifying, managing and mitigating data privacy related risks and compliance with relevant data privacy laws in APAC
  • Evaluating the Group's existing data protection framework (which is General Data Protection Regulation "GDPR" based) against requirements under APAC data privacy laws and supporting regular updates to the framework documentation
  • Supporting the P&T counsels in developing our data protection approach and strategy, including ensuring that APAC data privacy concerns are addressed and implementing global data privacy initiatives in APAC
  • Together with the P&T counsels, design, implement and conduct data privacy training and awareness program
  • Act as a contact in APAC for members of staff, regulators and any relevant public bodies on issues related to data protection


General Corporate Legal matters

  • Supporting day-to-day legal matters in APAC, such as providing legal advice to internal stakeholders, review, drafting and negotiation of a broad range of agreements
  • Providing day-to-day legal advice and support on a variety of corporate and commercial law, data privacy law, intellectual property law, finance and financial services law and employment law matters
  • Supporting APAC Corporate Legal counsels in a number of global legal and organizational tasks and projects
  • Supporting investigation, pre-litigation and litigation matters


What we expect


  • Law Degree from a reputable university and called to the bar in one of the APAC jurisdictions, with preference for Australia
  • 4 to 10 years of professional experience in an internationally orientated law firm or as an in-house counsel in an international/regional financial services or technology firm on data privacy matters and general corporate matters
  • Robust knowledge in data privacy laws is required, particularly in Asia and Australia
  • Solid experience in contract drafting and corporate law
  • Demonstrated experience advising clients on a wide range of subject matters, including data privacy, corporate, commercial and/or IP
  • Excellent legal, analytical, drafting and negotiation skills, with ability to exercise judgment with high ethical standards
  • Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal and management skills, with proven ability to manage several simultaneous projects within required deadlines
  • Ability to work well independently as well as in cross-functional teams and to build rapport and trust with internal clients and external clients and suppliers
  • Have a desire to work in a fast-paced environment
  • An inquisitive approach to practices and procedures


What we offer


  • Career opportunity in a global, dynamic and client-oriented environment
  • Growth-oriented entrepreneurial culture with significant development opportunities
  • Opportunity to learn the business from some of the world’s leading private market specialists
  • Growth-oriented entrepreneurial culture with significant development opportunities
  • International working environment
  • Competitive salary with performance-related compensation model

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