Job Title:  Associate Manager - Commercial Legal

Job Number:  15684

Country: Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
Function: Legal & External Affairs
Level: Experienced Professional
Appointment Type: Permanent




(i) Legal

  • Counsel other business functions in the Company in all legal matters, to ensure compliance with legislation and provide comprehensive risk assessment when interpreting ambiguous legislation.
  • Monitor industry relevant regulatory and litigation developments, provides timely impact analysis into the business and regulatory planning processes, anticipate potential threats to the business
  • Draft and counsel on business related agreements delivers effective and easy-to-use contract templates for the Company to ensure that BATM Group’s interests are adequately protected and in accordance with the BATM standards and policy.      
  • Examples of the agreements include:


  1. *       Sale and Purchase agreements (Goods/Services/Property)
  2. *       Agency agreements
  3. *       Retailer agreements
  4. *       Entertainment outlet agreements
  5. *       Laboratory Services agreement
  6. *       Confidentiality agreements
  7. *       Contract manufacturing agreements                      
  8. *       Licensing agreements
  9. *       Service level agreements
  10. *       Transportation agreements
  11. *       Trade Mark Licensing agreements
  12. *       Warehousing agreements
  13. *       Employment contracts
  14. *       Tenancy
  15. *       Royalty agreements
  16. *       Toll Manufacturing agreements
  17. *       Contract manufacturing agreements



  • Provide transactional (negotiation and documentation) counsel to the Company.


(ii) Compliance



  •        Oversees the compliance of the Company’s Standards of Business Conduct, Internal    Regulations for Securities Trading and other BATM Group’s policies and procedures.



(iii) Records Management


  • Manages and oversees the development, implementation and monitoring of the Records Management Programme within the BATM Group. Provides training to Records Coordinators and records management advice to the BATM Group. 
  •         Advises and assists on any implications to the Records Management Programme as a result of organizational restructures for BATM Group.



(iv) Trade marks


  •         Ensures that all trademarks owned by the BATM group are well protected against infringement and ensures that all registered marks records are accurate and up to date. 
  •              Reviews list of trademarks due for renewal each year and that marks identified for renewal are duly attended to and the records updated.






  • Assist the Legal team in ensuring all employees understand legal requirements and standards of BATM Group
  • Assist to manage the service levels for the provision of high-quality legal service from external counsels
  • Participate in cross functional projects and initiatives to assess, monitor and anticipate potential threats to the business such as competitors' activities, systems/structures failures etc. to support the achievement of business objectives.





  • Act as an advocate of BATM Standards of Business Conduct internally and externally.
  • Take the lead in providing legal counsel to the other functions in the Company to enable them to make responsible and compliant decisions.
  • Demonstrate that all the legal work is done fully in accordance with the Legal Guiding Principles of British American Tobacco:
    • work from a business perspective
    • seek to provide creative solutions to business problems
    • share your sense of urgency at all times
    • take calculated risks
    • operate in accordance with the highest professional standards
    • communicate openly and often





·        Integrate into and maintain key internal relationships across the functions - develop an effective network across all functions to ensure a proper review of company's activities leading to a full  compliance of company’s activities with laws and regulations to contribute toward achieving company's objectives.

·        Build effective relationships with external stakeholders, such as regulators and enforcement authorities to strive for mutually satisfactory solutions.

·        Manage relationships with external legal counsel and seek opportunities to leverage on synergy for effective counselling on regulation





British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.

We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.

Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.

Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.

Contractual Legal Entity: British American Tob.Mal. (MY11)

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