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  • Standard Chartered Bank Ltd
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Job Description:

Legal Counsel - ( 1900018908 )

Job Legal

Primary Location ASEAN & South Asia-Brunei Darussalam-Brunei

Schedule Full-time

Employee Status Permanent

About Standard Chartered

We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East

To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit Its about showing how you embody our valued behaviours - do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good

Were committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base

The Role Responsibilities


Lead and take responsibility for providing legal advice, guidance and support to business units and stakeholders within Brunei on legal matters
Maintain close relationships with stakeholders including the Country CEO, Country Heads of Businesses/Functions as well as Regional Product Legal Teams to provide them with relevant legal advice, guidance and support from Brunei
Promote a culture and practice of compliance with legal standards (including conducting business within legal and regulatory requirements, with high ethical standards) within Brunei
Develop thought leadership capability as demonstrated by visibility within the country and the Group, and externally (in the industry) as a senior point of contact for Brunei legal-related consultation
Provide strategic and, where appropriate, proactive advice to the Country Management Team and other requisite committees, on all legal issues that have a significant impact on the country, working with external counsel as appropriate (and seek to proactively identify such issues)
Act as a point of escalation for any material Legal issues for Brunei
Escalate, as appropriate, any material country legal issues to Head, Legal, ASA Cluster Markets and/or Regional General Counsel, ASA and/or Dispute Resolution (as appropriate)


Primary legal support for all transactional matters originated in Brunei
Primary legal support with respect to non-material disputes in Brunei
Primary legal support for Brunei specific non-transactional legal advice with respect to the Brunei business including legal support with respect to single-country supplier contracts in Brunei
Partner with other members of the Legal function, including Product Legal teams, with respect to cross-border or other legal matters involving or impacting Brunei
Partner with other members of the Legal function and contribute to (where appropriate and without duplication or overlap), the navigation of complex Legal matters in Brunei, including GSAM and own account work, as well as disputes, government investigations, M&A and employment law matters


Act quickly and decisively when any risk and control weakness become apparent and ensure they are addressed within an appropriate timeframe and escalated through the relevant committees
Continuously improve the operational efficiency and effectiveness of litigation risk management processes
Manage Bruneian court orders, litigation related documents and create/maintain litigation files, to preserve and maintain legal privilege as and when required
Is accountable for and has primary responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Bruneian Country Legal Panel
Assist SCB network locations in the use and instruction of external Bruneian counsel, in appropriate circumstances, including where necessary and appropriate to do so, assisting to ensure the scope of work is defined and appropriate, the quality of work is overseen effectively, legal costs are managed, and that there is appropriate overall matter management
Assist Regional Head, Subsidiary Governance, ASA & GCNA, with respect to any CoSec responsibilities in connection with the Bruneian SCB franchise

People and Talent

Work with the Head, Legal, ASA Cluster Markets and HR to endeavour to ensure that the Bruneian Legal coverage is sufficient To the extent required, ensure the Legal Team is adequately resourced and staffed by an appropriate number of competent staff sufficiently independent to perform duties objectively, support sustainable business growth and address relevant legal risks (subject to budgetary constraints)
Promote best practice and lessons learned especially in relation to legal risks and compliance with relevant regulations and internal policies/procedures

Risk Management

Identify any material Legal risks and themes in-country and communicate these to the CMT and/or Head, Legal, ASA Cluster Markets and/or Regional General Counsel, ASA, as appropriate
Within the Groups overall Risk Management Framework, establish and maintain an appropriate risk-based approach to assessing, measuring, monitoring, managing and reporting Legal Risk arising in-country
Act as Process Owner for country processes owner by Legal, where such processes are executed by the country Legal team
Act as Subject Matter Expert for Legal Enforceability risk arising in-country, as set out in the Groups Enterprise Risk Management Framework
Maintain and build awareness and understanding of the top legal risks facing the country and take an active role in managing them


Endeavouring to ensure that any papers being tabled by Legal at country governance committees clearly articulate the issues and legal risks involved and any mitigants approved (as appropriate)
Establish and maintain effective processes (including training, advice and support) to ensure that policies, procedures and standards addressing legal risk are effectively implemented within the Bruneian franchise
Ensure the effective management of legal matters handled by the Bruneian legal team
Have an awareness and understanding of the regulatory framework in which the Group operates, and the regulatory requirements and expectations relevant to the role
Challenge fellow executives effectively
Work with local regulators (when required to do so) in an open and cooperative manner
Responsibility for the Company Secretarial function in the SCB Bruneian franchise

Regulatory & Business Conduct

Display exemplary conduct and live by the Groups Values and Code of Conduct
Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct
Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters

Key Stakeholders

Internal stakeholders

Country CEO
Country Management Team
Regional/Global Product Legal Heads

External stakeholders
Law Firms
Law enforcement agencies
Suppliers, vendors and consultants (as may be applicable)

Other Responsibilities

Company Secretarial and POA responsibilities for
SCB Brunei Branch
Standard Chartered Securities (B) Sdn Bhd

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Banking
Functional Area : Legal/Law
Role : Corporate
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 22nd Mar 2020

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