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Senior Associate General Counsel

Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc.

Taguig, Metro Manila, PH, 1634

Posted:  Jul 14, 2021

Here at Aboitiz, success means winning together to shape a better future for people, planet, and profit. As we embrace innovation, we grow diverse industries and shape the country’s future. We create careers without boundaries for those who inspire their teams to rise with them. When you work at Aboitiz, you are part of a family committed to advancing business and communities.

The Senior Associate General Counsel assists the AVP – Labor Relations and Compliance in supervising Associate General Counsels, and in monitoring, reviewing, and overseeing the output and execution of initiatives, of the Labor Relations and Compliance Team.


Key Responsibilities Include:


Labor Compliance Management

Handles, with minimal supervision, the provision of labor-related services to BUs, such as general labor standards, subcontracting arrangements, labor audit, employee discipline, conduct of admin hearing, issuance of legal advisory and opinion to ensure that the Group is compliant with labor laws and regulations and is shielded from potential liabilities or that such liabilities are within industry parameters or existing limits set by the Board of Directors or responsible officers of the BU


Labor Relations Management
Assist in the union and CBA advisory related matters, grievance machinery, labor management council, etc
Assist in expat management, including anti-dummy considerations, legal requirements for onboarding, permits and visas
Assist in OSH related matters, compliance, reports


Project Management
Acts as a Point of Contact (POC) which may or may not require working with a Cross-Functional Team (CFT), handles the review of legal documents, and assists the responsible officers of the BU in proposing and negotiating the terms and conditions, or revisions thereof, contained in the documents prepared or reviewed, as the case may be, during conferences and meetings with other parties thereto in order to ensure that the BU's interests are advanced, in relation to the field of labor law


External Counsel Management
Coordinates and oversees the successful provision of services rendered by the external legal counsel and other relevant firms or advisors employed to represent the Group and to protect the Group's interests, and evaluates the same based on the standards set by AEV Legal and the requirements of the BU


Knowledge Development and Sharing
Acts as a POC for a specific area/s of labor law
Contributes to the legal knowledge center to ensure that the Group is updated on current legal trends, developments, and other relevant legal information that may provide opportunities to the Group and establishes a partnership with the Group and its responsible officers on the timely dissemination of information concerning the recent changes in applicable laws, legal and regulatory requirements affecting its business transactions


Team Initiatives Execution
Handles or supervises the execution of team initiatives as may be assigned by the Team Leader and ensures that a high rating in the Team's Scorecard is achieved 


Team Management
Promotes the core values of AEV, fosters camaraderie among the Team, and optimizes the potential of each of the Team Members


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A law degree
  • Minimum of 7-8 years of professional legal experience in law firm or inhouse counsel environment with specialization in industrial labor relations
  • Member of good standing of the Philippine Bar


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