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11 October 2019
Job ID: BK-145471
Legal Manager

About Syngenta

Syngenta is one of the world’s leading agriculture companies. Our ambition is to help safely feed the world while taking care of the planet.  We aim to improve the sustainability, quality and safety of agriculture with world class science and innovative crop solutions. Our technologies enable millions of farmers around the world to make better use of limited agricultural resources. With 28,000 people in more than 90 countries we are working to transform how crops are grown. Through partnerships, collaboration and The Good Growth Plan we are committed to improving farm productivity, rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

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About this job:

Legal Manager will provide Legal and Compliance support to Syngenta staff in Thailand under the supervision of Legal Counsel, APAC based in Singapore. 


  • Initial contact point for Syngenta Thailand’s Business and Functional teams for all Legal and Compliance matters.
  • Provide preliminary guidance on contract risk – assess whether the contract needs to be referred to Legal Counsel and respond on basic questions regarding contract form, counterparties, templates to be used and company policy requirements

  • Under supervision of Legal Counsel, manage selection of and engagement with external counsels in accordance with global Syngenta Policies

  • Provide initial assessment of any intellectual property questions and follow up as needed to support any subsequent work by IP Counsel or Legal Counsel

  • Collaborate with the Security Function on counterfeit and other product security issues to ensure rapid action against strategically significant infringements of Syngenta’s intellectual property

  • Labor law: Support the Human Resources function on employee disputes and disciplinary action as well as supporting negotiations with the labor union and related issues

  • Review marketing materials and communications for compliance with company policies and basic legal risks, refer more complex issues to Legal Counsel

  • Support legal and policy questions regarding distribution and customer relationships and contracts – maintain contract templates for key business relationships consistent with global guidance

  • Train the Thailand team on company policy requirements where those policies are owned by Legal/Compliance.  Manage any questions from the Business team regarding those policies

  • Corporate governance:  Maintain company registers and board minutes and follow company internal procedures for changes of officers and directors.  Prepare annual meeting minutes and shareholder minutes. Work with external counsel for filing and registration requirements

  • Monitor litigation in close consultation with Legal Counsel, manage day-to-day litigation requirements and external counsel. Develop a pro-active strategy to minimize litigation costs and risks.

  • Provide input on Legal and Compliance risks associated with the Thai Business to the Country Leadership Team (CLT) and the global Legal Function

  • Support internal and external audit requirements around Compliance and Legal matters

  • Track the legal environment to alert stakeholders to key changes in laws on matters such as employment, safety and environment, anti-corruption, anti-competition and agribusiness

  • Provide initial assessment of emerging third party disputes and work with Legal Counsel to provide guidance to the business on managing the legal risks

  • Communicate to the Thai CLT and general employee population new Legal and Compliance policies and changes to existing policies

  • Support internal investigations as requested by the Region Compliance Officer or Legal Counsel from time to time

  • Support periodic global reporting requirements on litigation and other topics as required

  • Participate in regional and global Legal Department activities consistent with other members of the APAC Legal Department

  • Education: Bachelor or Master’s degree of Law, or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 year as a Lawyer in a law firm or multi-national company  

  • General experience in identifying and assessing legal and compliance situations and skills in responding to those situations

  • Experience in data privacy compliance in a multinational company, including team skills.

  • Agriculture/agribusiness industry experience an advantage

  • Basic familiarity with contracts, data privacy and business law

  • Basic understanding of corporate governance and company decision-making formalities

  • Basic understanding of IP and trade secrets law, competition law and anti-corruption law

  • Good Communications and listening skills (oral and written)

  • Prioritizing requests from multiple stakeholders with Good Time Management

  • Business judgement and enterprise-wide perspective

  • Understand and articulate and reconcile differences between local ways of working and regional/global expectations

  • Ability to work alone and follow up on actions outstanding from a diverse group of stakeholders

Additional information:

  • Location: CW Tower – Head Office, Bangkok
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Job Details:
  • Employment Type:
    Full Time
  • Career Level:
    Middle Level
  • Required Qualification:
  • Required Experience:
    5 years
  • Company Industry:
    Legal Services
  • Location:
    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Salary:
    Salary negotiable

  • Five-day work week
  • Performance bonus
  • Transportation allowance
  • Medical insurance
  • Life insurance

To learn more visit   Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. Syngenta are products and solutions provider to help farmers achieve global food security for a growing population, sustainably. We work by looking at agriculture through the eyes of growers, and by applying world-class science to develop crop protection products and seeds. Our innovations help farmers to overcome multiple challenges – from weeds, insects and disease, to the effects of heat and cold on crops. Whether they grow corn or rice, vegetables or coffee, farmers around the world trust Syngenta to help them produce healthy, premium crops and minimize the use of precious natural resources.

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