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General Electric Senior Counsel - Labor & Employment in Singapore, Singapore

Job Description Summary

This role will cover labour and employment issues across Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The role reports direct to the Executive Labour Counsel for GE Aviation, with strong links to the General Counsels for the countries/regions.

The Senior Counsel will also be expected to work as part of a team providing and receiving support from Labour and Employment counsel from other GE businesses in the covered regions.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities :

  • Providing legal advice and support on Labor and Employment law issues to GE Aviation and other GE businesses in the covered regions.

  • The Senior Counsel will provide legal and compliance advice across a wide range of issues, including, for example, employee and union relations; restructuring, redundancies and outsourcing; equal opportunities and diversity; employment litigation; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; collective bargaining obligations; employee discipline, grievances and termination; drafting of employment separation agreements; working time obligations.

  • Retain and work effectively with outside counsel where required, and manage external counsel to reduce costs, secure value-added services and improve ‘make vs buy’ decisions.

  • Drive simplification initiatives and consistent enterprise standards for Labor and Employment support across the covered regions.Training for the HR and business teams on key employment and compliance risk areas.

  • Keeping abreast of relevant legal developments across the covered regions.

Qualifications/Requirements :

  • Qualified lawyer – licensed to practice in Singapore or a major jurisdiction within the covered regions.

  • Substantial legal post-qualification experience within Singapore or a major jurisdiction within the covered regions, preferably including time spent both with a leading law firm and in-house with a large multinational corporation, that includes: Extensive “hands-on” labour & employment legal experience, including international experience; and Substantial experience and success in working with senior management and international environments;

  • Experience of labor and employment work on each of M&A activity, litigation, advisory work and training.

  • Superior advocacy skills, including the ability to effectively and efficiently communicate in writing and orally, an aptitude for practical negotiation, the capability to think clearly and quickly under pressure, and the composure to satisfy multiple and often competing interests.

  • A strong commitment to integrity and professionalism, and passion for excellence. A work history that affirmatively demonstrates leadership, and ability to persuade and push others to deliver on commitments.

  • Demonstrable fluency in English including ability to draft and negotiate and present legal and business documents in English.

  • Superior negotiating skills and ability to work in complex international environment, substantial experience working in different cultures and an open and tolerant mind with respect to diversity.

  • Demonstrable computer literacy with specific ability to use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and other software such as redlining tools.

  • Strong project management and prioritization skills Record of dedicated and successful teamwork, excellent interpersonal and diplomatic abilities.

The location is flexible, and the role can be based in any principal GE office in Singapore.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No