Legal Counsel, APJ


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We seek to hire a Legal Counsel to join our Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) legal team in this fast growing, truly globally distributed company. This is primarily a Singapore-based position.

What You Will Be Doing:

You will negotiate, structure, and close a wide variety of commercial contracts, supporting our Sales, Partner and Business Development organizations across the APJ countries.

You will also provide day to day commercial and legal advice to the business and corporate teams on Deal structuring, Government procurement and tendering, Collections, Compliance, Employment and HR, Privacy and Data Security, Marketing, Procurement, Professional Services, Tax, Training and other matters.

In addition, you will:

  • Assist in the development of contract templates, playbooks and SOPs.
  • Engage closely with the Company’s go-to-market, finance and compliance organisation on such other projects and regulatory issues as we may determine.
  • Help build and strengthen communications and relationships between the Legal and client departments.
  • Help manage incoming agreements that are received from various departments within the Company.
  • Work with an international organization on groundbreaking Big Data technology that's having a real impact, across the globe, with unlimited use cases and huge market opportunity.
  • Partner with co-workers who are sharp and motivated, combined with a company culture that is open, welcoming and unequaled.

What You Bring Along:

You have 6-10 years of post admission experience in the drafting and negotiation of technology, cloud and professional services contracts, excellent judgment, and are able to balance legal risks with business strategy. Candidates who have experience both in-house and at a major Singapore or international law firm are preferred.

You thrive while independently running your own time in a fast-paced environment, and can handle ambiguity and rapidly shifting priorities with flexibility and humor.

Moreover, you have/are:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • A self-starting, proactive, driven, adaptable person who can, with poise and patience, prioritize and balance multiple projects and recalibrate advice in view of shifting priorities, legal developments, and risk tolerance.
  • Experience with complex software licensing and cloud services business models and related legal issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently deliver outstanding, thoughtful, user-experience focused results in a dynamic environment.
  • Experience across APJ with Data Protection and Privacy laws in the context of technology and cloud services transactions
  • Prior experience representing high-growth companies is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to collaborate and function well in a distributed team environment.
  • Ability to participate in some limited travel.
  • Stellar academics with a law honors degree from a top Singapore, US or Commonwealth law school.
  • Admission to the bar in Singapore, the US or a Commonwealth jurisdiction.

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match up to $1500 (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is committed to diversity as well as inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the principles of affirmative action. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. If you require any reasonable accessibility support, please email

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