NBC Universal Senior Legal Counsel - 6 month maternity cover in Singapore, Singapore

Job Number 34953BR

Job Title Senior Legal Counsel - 6 month maternity cover

Business Segment CNBC

Sub-Business CNBC International

Posting Category Legal & Business Affairs

About Us CNBC is the recognized global leader in business news, providing real-time financial market coverage and business information. CNBC’s international operations include regional networks in Europe and Asia-Pacific that provide the latest market information, unrivalled coverage of breaking news, in-depth analysis, and interviews with business leaders. CNBC in Europe reaches more than 110 million households, in addition to leading banks, financial institutions, and hotels across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. CNBC in Asia-Pacific reaches more than 70 million households in 21 countries.

Career Level Experienced

Country Singapore

State/Province - -

City Singapore


This is a 6 month maternity cover and the role is to manage business and legal affairs for all aspects of CNBC Asia Pacific, reporting to the VP & Head of Business & Legal Affairs, CNBC International, based in London. The role demands a high level of confidence and skill in balancing the commercial needs of the business whilst protecting CNBC’s legal interests.


Commercial Matters

The negotiation, documentation and/or contractual review relating to all activities of the business, including channel/content distribution agreements, licensing agreements, advertising sales agreements and services agreements. Ability to prioritise efficiently, and communicate regularly and appropriately with other departments is essential.

Editorial and Regulatory

A keen understanding of the requirements of the Singapore MDA Codes (and equivalent codes/concepts in other Asian territories and/or the Ofcom Broadcasting Code in the UK) in relation to programming, advertising and sponsorship – particularly as they relate to the editorial independence of news channels. Promptly and accurately answering questions that are raised by the editorial team.

Business Development

Support the Business Development team with renewals of existing partnerships and joint ventures, and assist in the drafting and negotiation of new partnerships and content syndication deals across the APAC region.

Management / Leadership

The role has two direct reports and you will be responsible for managing and developing the CNBC Asia Pacific Legal team.

Dispute Resolution

Support the Head of Business & Legal Affairs when resolving potential or actual disputes.


Ensure compliance with laws and regulatory requirements in Asia (including broadcasting laws, anti-corruption laws and competition laws), implement internal policies, and provide assistance and training to facilitate compliance with such laws, regulations and policies. Working with NBCUniversal Government Relations team to identify advocacy areas in the region.

Intellectual property

An understanding of concepts of copyright such as “fair dealing / “fair use” and being able to advise the editorial teams on questions that are raised. Safeguard the business’ IP rights and brands (including trademarks and trade names).


Provide finance/tax assistance as required, in conjunction with the finance teams.

Company Secretarial

Management of local entities’ corporate secretarial needs in Asia in conjunction with Company Secretarial team in London.

General Advice

Provide prompt, accurate and practical legal and commercial counsel to business teams as required.

External counsel

Engagement and supervision of outside counsel as required.

This Job Description may be changed at the discretion of CNBC.

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