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Legal Counsel

Seoul, South Korea

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Position summary:

The Legal Counsel is responsible for providing professional legal services and expert advice primarily to Stryker Korea, with some involvement in supporting other Stryker entities within the East Asia Cluster. This role focuses on maintaining rigorous compliance, efficiently managing legal documentation, and facilitating streamlined contract processes for all businesses within the East Asia ("EA") Cluster. Beyond these core duties, the Legal Counsel actively contributes to legal department initiatives and plays a pivotal role in strengthening Stryker's Compliance Program, overseeing all related activities and initiatives.

Essential duties & responsibilities: (detailed description)

Serve as the primary legal point of contact for all legal matters related to Korea, which includes contract drafting and documentation, providing compliance advice, and managing contractual disputes and litigations in the Korean jurisdiction.

  • Drafting and review of complex commercial agreements, and participate in negotiations to ensure the legal rights of Stryker are protected.
  • Colloborate with all legal and compliance colleagues across EA, APAC, and the Globe.
  • Provide counsel and advice in acquisition & integration activities and support the implementation of integration strategies.
  • Ensuring implementation of appropriate agreements for surgeon consultancies, research, sponsorship and fellowships and ensure that appropriate compliance principles are included and that compliance standard operating procedures are followed.
  • Draft, and supervise and oversee the drafting and negotiation of, various agreements, including tender agreements, hospital supply/pricing agreements, and consignment and loan kit agreements and proactively handling various commercial matters through to resolution.
  • Provide advice on employment-related issues where there is an issue to assess and/or when external legal advice may be required.
  • Provide counsel and guidance in navigating local laws and regulations that directly and indirectly impact the various businesses.
  • Provide counsel and advice for the termination of distributors, agents, and other third parties, including negotiation and drafting of termination and settlement agreements.
  • Monitor legal developments across the region, provide updates to the various stakeholders and take such action to address such developments internally.
  • Instruct external counsel in litigation and other legal matters, and monitor as appropriate.
  • Review and establish standard forms for agreements in the region.
  • Assist and support Stryker's compliance programs and work closely with the Compliance Officers in this area, including serving as a member of the Compliance Committee.
  • Actively participate in the projects and work undertaken by the Legal and Compiance Department team in EA including regular reports to the Sr Regional Counsel.
  • Advise the business on laws, regulations, and Stryker policies with strong knowledge of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the MedTech Europe Code of Ethics.
  • Initiate, develop and provide in-house training and education.
  • Follow, implement, develop and improve internal processes.
  • Assist on other matters as needed.

Education & special trainings:

Advanced law degree. Admission to practice law preferred..

Qualifications & experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of applicable professional experience within a law firm or a legal department.
  • Prior experience in life-sciences strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrates excellent judgment, professional demeanor, business acumen and executive presence
  • Initiates, embraces and drives change in a dynamic environment
  • Demonstrates ability to collaborate with and lead project efforts with colleagues in a global organisation
  • Reacts positively to changing needs and demands
  • Inspires, educates and empowers others
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team
  • Possesses strong analytical and drafting skills
  • Experience providing timely legal advice in a highly regulated environment preferred
  • Demonstrates and drives a commitment to integrity and accountability
  • Provides guidance and direction to others and demonstrates excellent leadership skills
  • Possesses excellent communication skills and ability to convey complex legal principles clearly and concisely
  • Has a general understanding of business financials and reporting
  • Has the ability to allocate resources effectively and, where relevant, general understanding of the budgeting process, expense and headcount management.
  • Possesses excellent organizational skills and is able to manage numerous projects and conflicting demands in a fast-paced environment
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels of corporate organization, including the senior executive level
  • Maintains confidential information
  • Fluency in English required. Native level of Korean required. Proficiency in Mandarin will be considered advantageous.

Physical & mental requirements:

  • Must be able to communicate with large groups of people.
  • Must be able to communicate telephonically.
  • Must be able to review printed materials - (Korean or English)
  • Able to use common office equipment (personal computers, telephone, printer/copiers).•

*Please attach your CV, Korean & English Resume, when you apply for this position.

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Client-provided location(s): Seoul, South Korea
Job ID: Stryker_Combined-Vfm3t3u7Qj2f
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • On-Site Gym
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
  • Parental Benefits

    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • On-site/Nearby Childcare
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
    • Work-From-Home Stipend
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Company Outings
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Sabbatical
    • Leave of Absence
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Company Equity
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • 401(K)
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Internship Program
    • Work Visa Sponsorship
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)

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