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Senior Manager Legal Counsel

Date:  24-Mar-2023
Service Line / Portfolios:  OGC/Legal

Kuala Lumpur, MY

Title: Service Line (based in ) – Senior Manager

What impact will you make?

At Deloitte, we offer a unique and exceptional career experience to inspire and empower talents like you to make an impact that matters for our clients, people and community. Whatever your aspirations, Deloitte offers you a highly inclusive, collaborative workplace and unrivalled opportunities to realize your full potential. We are always looking for people with the relentless energy to push themselves further, and to find new avenues and unique ways to reach our shared goals.

So what are you waiting for? Join the winning team now.

Work you’ll do

  • Advise on and participate in the matters of the OGC.
  • Primary: advise on legal and regulatory issues involving the application of Malaysia law; lead and support negotiations in a broad range of commercial contracts such as local, regional and global engagement arrangements, confidentiality agreements, alliances, referrals, teaming and sub-contracting arrangements, and tenders.
  • Secondary: provide support in contentious matters; and support the OGC and/or coordinate with external counsel where necessary in advising on, drafting of, reviewing and negotiating commercial matters.
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of legal policies, rules and guidelines, precedent bases for SEA and support the development of Deloitte Asia-Pacific.
  • Remain updated on legal developments that affect or potentially affect the wider Deloitte network and continue to develop best practices tailored to Deloitte’s business needs.
  • Travelling will not be frequent but may be required from time to time.

A candidate of the right aptitude will also be given exposure to the following areas and have the opportunity to develop subject-matter expertise in one or more of the following: regulatory engagement, multi-jurisdictional commercial arrangements, inorganic growth, regulatory advice, and/or investigatory/contentious work.

Your role as a leader

At Deloitte, we believe in the importance of empowering our people to be leaders at all levels. We expect our people to embrace and live our purpose and shared values, challenging themselves everyday to identify issues that are most important to our clients, our people and the communities, and to make an impact that matters. In addition to living our purpose, Senior Managers across our Firm are expected to:


  • Establish a strong leadership brand by inspiring others through passion, integrity, and appreciation.
  • Create opportunities to drive impact by leveraging each person’s strengths to build high performing teams.
  • Apply deep knowledge of trends and activity to drive continuous improvement.
  • Build lasting relationships across a diverse network.
  • Translate and communicate broader strategy into a convincing team vision and goals, in order to align the team and sets priorities to achieve objectives.
  • Actively contribute to building the talent pipeline by championing a talent experience that attracts, develops and retains top talent and high performing teams.
  • Manage diverse teams within a highly inclusive team culture where team members feels supported, respected and engaged.



Experience and Skills:

  • 5 to 8 years of relevant post-qualification experience in a reputable law firm, with a strong foundation in high quality corporate and commercial or contentious work; and/or experience in a good in-house legal team. 
  • Having experience only in contentious work is not a barrier but we expect such a candidate to show willingness and aptitude to adapt to corporate and commercial matters.
  • Ability to apply (read, write and speak) legal Malay.
  • Collegiality, professionalism and responsiveness are necessary.
  • Ability to work independently in advising, drafting, reviewing and negotiating.
  • A good appreciation of risk management and commercial concerns.
  • Ability to engage effectively with different people across different seniorities, expertise, roles and culture.
  • Versatility in thinking and a good appetite for learning.


Due to volume of applications, we regret only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Candidates will only be contacted by authorized Deloitte Recruiters via firm’s business contact number or business email address.


Requisition ID:  97521

In Malaysia, the services are provided by Deloitte and other related entities in Malaysia ("Deloitte in Malaysia"), which are affiliates of Deloitte Southeast Asia Ltd. Deloitte Southeast Asia Ltd is a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Deloitte in Malaysia, which is within the Deloitte Network, is the entity that is providing this Website.

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