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Posting Date:  30-Apr-2021

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, MY, 50738

Company:  United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd

About UOB

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 branches and offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. In Asia, we operate through our head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as branches and offices.

Our history spans more than 80 years. Over this time, we have been guided by our values — Honorable, Enterprising, United and Committed. This means we always strive to do what is right, build for the future, work as one team and pursue long-term success. It is how we work, consistently, be it towards the company, our colleagues or our customers.

About the Department

The Legal and Secretariat function is comprised of the Legal and Secretariat teams. The Legal team works closely with all functions across the Group to provide timely, accurate and practical legal support. This facilitates decision-making in the delivery of efficient service to our customers, while ensuring that the Group’s interests are protected. The Secretariat team supports the boards of UOB and its Singapore subsidiaries in the discharge of their responsibilities and provides advice on governance matters. It also facilitates communication between the non-executive directors and senior management, and manages the induction and professional development programme for directors.

Job Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will be posted to the Bank’s Legal & Secretariat Department.
  • He/she is required to provide legal advice and support to the business and operational units in managing legal risks.
  • The scope would include review and advice on structuring of transactions, security arrangements, development of new products and banking operations related issues.

Job Requirements

  • A recognised Law degree.
  • Minimum 3 years experience as in-house counsel in the banking industry (is preferred) covering a broad range of business, banking, operational issues and products.
  • Those with experience in private practice (with minimum 5 years post qualification), preferably with a reputable law firm, handling corporate/conveyancing and/or banking litigation matters will be considered.
  • Good drafting and opinion writing skills.
  • A high degree of commitment, initiative and integrity.
  • Resourceful, analytical, results/solutions oriented and a team player.
  • Excellent communication skills both and oral written.

Be a part of UOB Family

UOB is an equal opportunity employer. UOB does not discriminate on the basis of a candidate's age, race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or other non-merit factors. All employment decisions at UOB are based on business needs, job requirements and qualifications. If you require any assistance or accommodations to be made for the recruitment process, please inform us when you submit your online application.

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