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(Expired) Senior APAC Counsel

3 months ago by Twitch


Level: Senior

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Legal

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About the Position

We are looking for a talented lawyer to support our rapidly growing and evolving operations in APAC. You will serve as a senior member of the Asian legal team and advise our APAC leadership on legal and strategic issues as well as interacting with lawyers in Twitch and across the Amazon group.

Principal duties include: providing day-to-day advice, supporting the APAC Sales Team, monitoring and advising the business of upcoming regulatory changes, working globally and cross-functionally with technology teams to implement product design, negotiating commercial transactions with clients and partners, handling compliance, resolving issues that arise in existing commercial relationships and handling pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries.

This lawyer, who will report directly to our EMEA & APAC Legal Director, will operate cross-functionally with other business and support groups across Twitch and coordinate closely with subject matter experts across Amazon’s legal department to deliver comprehensive guidance to technical and business leaders.

The successful candidate must be inquisitive, enthusiastic about technology, enjoy being challenged intellectually, and demonstrate deft judgment, even in ambiguous situations. Excellent writing and oral communications skills, preferably European language skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously are essential to success in this role.

The position is based at our APAC headquarters in Singapore. Some international travel will be required.


  • Structure, draft and negotiate advertising, technology development, licensing, procurement and other commercial agreements ranging from standard Insertion Orders to one-off, complex, high value and strategic transactions
  • Develop and maintain terms that affect the wide range of activities on Twitch including Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, service agreement terms, and advice for Community Guidelines
  • Participate in business development, and the negotiation of complex transactions for media contracts and telecoms partnerships, including Esports and other content
  • Advise and work with the APAC leadership on advertising and data issues relating to the strategic development of the APAC Sales business
  • Work with APAC Sales, Partnerships, PR and HR and collaborate with other members of the legal team to ensure business needs are met and to improve processes
  • Responsibility for developing and managing Twitch’s APAC position on copyright and trademark infringement and other related issues
  • Manage the resolution of legal issues that arise in existing relationships internally and externally; and handling pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries
  • Research and provide guidance on the applicability of existing and proposed regulations to new technology


  • University Degree and Legal Qualification (APAC preferred)
  • Significant legal experience: 5+ years post qualification experience (PQE)
  • A mix of corporate law firm and in-house experience is a plus
  • Technology, Media, Telecoms or Gaming Industry background a plus
  • Ability to write and negotiate in Asian language a plus
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to act as a business partner to senior management
  • Outstanding legal and business judgment, drafting, negotiation, analytical, management and leadership skills
  • The ability to deal with ambiguity and to work well with all levels of employees and management
  • The ability to function as part of the Asian and global legal team as well as the broader Amazon Group and autonomously when required
  • Common sense, great judgment, and a good sense of humor

Bonus Points

  • Gaming industry background is a plus


  • Medical Insurance
  • Health Screenings
  • Life Insurance
  • Maternity and Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off

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