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Legal Counsel

Job Req ID 22587766 Location(s) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Job Category Legal
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The Deputy Counsel is an intermediate position responsible for managing a variety of day-to-day legal activities in coordination with the Legal team. The overall objective of this role is to provide legal support, advice and guidance across a broad range of practice areas.


  • Work with external counsel and resolve issues, escalating to manager as required
  • Provide legal advice and support in various areas of practice within product groups, country/regional, business or operations including reviewing and/or negotiation of documentation
  • Analyze documentation against legal and regulatory requirements and internal policies to advise business or operations accordingly
  • Produce internal and external documents containing strategic recommendations with respect to matters managed for senior counsel/country counsel/regional counsel review
  • Execute department risk & control and other tasks required to support the department
  • Execute tasks that support the fulfillment of the Firm's overall obligations and responsibilities
  • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency, as well as effectively supervise the activity of others and create accountability with those who fail to maintain these standards.


  • 3 - 5 years of relevant practice experience in a reputable law firm
  • Experience in banking matters and transactions required. Some experience in litigation will be an advantage
  • Ability to negotiate with stakeholders and external clients
  • Comprehensive knowledge of local, state and federal laws and practices
  • Proficient in legal research
  • Consistently demonstrate clear and concise written and verbal communication and drafting skills.
  • Proven analytical and organizational skills


  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB (Hons))

This job description provides a high-level review of the types of work performed. Other job-related duties may be assigned as required.


Job Family Group:



Job Family:

General Legal


Time Type:

Full time


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