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Legal Counsel

Unilever Myanmar Group
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Myanmar - Yangon
Full Time
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07 Jan 2022

Experience level


Job Function

Legal, Risk and Compliance

Min Education Level

Master Degree

Job Description

Business Context and Main Purpose of the Job

  • Business partnering and provision of in-house legal services and advice to internal clients.                      
  • Assist in supervision of external legal service providers, including external legal counsels and Corporate Secretary.
  • Role covers assisting General Counsel in providing legal support functions for country operations in Myanmar, as well as any other Unilever entities in Myanmar as formed / required from time to time.
  • Perform any other legal or administrative tasks as assigned or directed by General Counsel or Business Partners.

Main Accountabilities

  • Delivers world class legal support to enable business growth in Myanmar while ensuring efficiency of operations
  • Proactively engages and established effective government relationships with key authorities including MIC, Ministry of Commerce and other governmental authorities
  • Provide advice on all aspects of the laws to the business including commercial contracts in related of distribution, manufacturing, marketing development related support activities, general legal advice on company law, IP laws, anti-corruption, counterfeiting, competition, labour law, etc.)
  • Identifies legal risks and helps the business navigate them, providing creative but legally compliant solutions that deliver a competitive advantage to the business in Myanmar.
  • Provides strategy and delivers on execution of Brand protection initiatives in MCL
  • Supports General Counsel on good governance and support to ensure compliance with applicable laws as well as Unilever’s Code of Business Principles and Code Policies in Myanmar.
  • Liaise with company secretary, organize board meetings, minutes and filings of company secretarial documents, support in the administration of license application at related City Development Council, Ministry of Industry, any respective industrial approval requirements.
  • To ensure that the Group complies with all, internal policies, local regulatory and reporting requirements and to assist the business in investor relation issues.
  • Conduct research on relevant laws, regulations, and legal article.
  • Instrumental in assisting to deploy the global / regional/ local policy and standards to the local business entity.
  • Work closely with General Counsel to develop and implement simplified and effective ways of working within the legal department (including developing and refreshing templates and precedents) and business partnering with the business.
  • Timely turnaround in vetting of drafting legal documents and contracts and responding to clients. Ability to priorities work and severity/importance of matters is crucial.

Open To


Job Requirements

Main Responsibilities

  • Solid legal experience gained through legal firms and/or corporate entities, at least 5 to 8 years (Prefer talents who have gained experiences in FMCG industry)
  • Proven knowledge and experience in commercial law and a good understanding and working knowledge of corporate law, competition law, intellectual property law, privacy laws, advertising and media law, Myanmar Investment laws and regulations as well as basic understanding of company secretarial roles and supportive dealing with DICA and MIC.
  • Ability to work independently and also as a team with other cluster, regional and global lawyers.
  • Able to converse, write and draft fluently in English and Myanmar.
  • Able to travel occasionally depends on business requirement.

Key Skills & Leadership Behaviors

  • Legal Knowledge
  • Good communication skills
  • Good drafting skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Bias for Action, Team Player Sprits
  • Responsible and Accountable
  • Ability to work under pressure and Agile in adapting to changes

What We Can Offer


*Competitive Salary
*Annual Bonus
*Year End Increment


*International Standards
*Join an experienced team

Career Opportunities

*Management Potential

About Our Company

Unilever Myanmar Group of Companies (UEMCL, UMM, UMS) has been providing billions of people all over the world with home care, personal care, and food products. There are over 400 brands under Unilever and most of them are prominent household names. As a matter of fact, there is at least one Unilever product in seven out of ten households.

The company believes in a sustainable business plan. This means that, while Unilever wants to grow, they recognize that development should not come at the expense of people or the environment. This is why the company came up with USLP or Unilever Sustainable Living Plan – a plan that the company considers essential in their business model.

Unilever wants to lead a brighter future in Myanmar. In 2017, we embarked on a joint venture forming Unilever EAC Company Limited (UEMCL) which makes us the biggest Home and Personal Care company in the country. We offer Myanmar consumers a wide range of leading brands in three categories; Home Care, Personal Care and Foods Products. Our brands include Family Care, Lifebuoy, Elan, Win, Pond’s, Sunsilk, Miss, O2, Dove, 3D, Signal, Clear, Lux, Close-Up, Fair & Lovely, Knorr and Unilever Food Solutions. In everything we do, we strive to “lead for a brighter future for the people of Myanmar. “ We help our consumers feel good, look good and get more out of life with our brands and services that are good for them and good for others.

Rest assured that the company will provide you with development opportunities, benefits, and an organizational culture that embraces diversity. Further your career with the aid of Unilever! Check the numerous job opportunities that the company offers.

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Experience level


Job Function

Legal, Risk and Compliance

Min Education Level

Master Degree

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