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Danaher Corporation Legal Counsel APAC in Singapore, Singapore

For over 170 years, Leica Microsystems has helped shape the future by developing groundbreaking optical and digital solutions. As a global leader, we’re driven by continuous improvement to excite our customers and to create the best work environment for our people. Customer focus, innovation, and teamwork are at the core of our culture and the foundation of our success.

Want to be part of a company whose products are part of cutting-edge research around the world? Join Leica Microsystems in our commitment for brilliant solutions and insight.

Leica Microsystems is one of 10 Life Sciences companies of Danaher. Together, we accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of solutions that safeguard and improve human health.

We currently offer the following position in our office in Singapore which will be on hybrid working arrangement.


The Legal Counsel APAC will be the primary legal advisor for all Leica business operations in the APJ region excluding China, Japan. Australia and New Zealand. The successful candidate will work closely with the APJ operations and commercial leadership, participating in management and team meetings, providing legal and compliance support for daily business operations—including manufacturing, sales, marketing, and clinical activities—and strategic initiatives. The Legal Counsel will perform a wide variety of hands-on legal work as well as business advisory.

Your Responsibilities:

The Legal Counsel APJ will be responsible to:

  • Negotiate, develop strategy for, and draft commercial contracts and other legal arrangements, including for key collaborations; distribution, dealer and sales transactions; and public tenders;

  • Support governance activities of various legal entities across the region with support from local (DHR or external) counsel where required;

  • Partner with regional leadership to drive compliant business practices in the sales and marketing of medical devices and research products;

  • Assist Leica and Danaher with mergers & acquisitions in APJ – from due diligence to documentation depending on the situation and background;

  • Conduct legal and compliance training in a variety of areas;

  • Conduct compliance investigations in APJ or support Legal, Compliance, HR or other colleagues in conducting investigations in APAC;

  • Manage litigation with the support of local/external counsel;

  • Actively contribute to the implementation or enhancement of the Legal Department’s processes and policies.

Your Profile:

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:

  • At least 5 years of experience working at a reputable law firm or in house, preferably a combination thereof. Extensive exposure to and success in a dynamic business environment. Excellent academic credentials and a qualified lawyer in Singapore or another APJ jurisdiction.

  • Fluency in English and preferably fluency in other language(s) spoken in the APJ region.

  • Preferably experience in Compliance, including anti-corruption programs.

  • Business minded. A positive, energetic, self-motivated personality, able to explain complex legal points to business leaders with varying degrees of legal sophistication; able to take business leaders’ concerns and demands into account in how best to pursue legal strategies. Intelligent and articulate with excellent written and verbal communication skills; nimble and quick-minded; able and willing to engage in debate.

  • Able to refuse to accept unethical conduct or outcomes that threaten the business.

  • A team player that is able to command the respect of, and influence, business leaders and outside counsel across a wide spectrum of experience and sophistication. Able to work effectively with lower level employees yet communicate with effectiveness and polish at the most senior levels.

  • High integrity and ethics in all dealings – internal, external and personal; non-political in conduct, while understanding internal and external dynamics.

  • Humility and humor coupled with the highest professionalism for the company is necessary.

What We Offer

  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, multinational company performing fascinating research projects and day-to-day scientific work. Be exposed to the Danaher world.

  • An opportunity to take the lead and play an integral part in shaping Leica’s legal function in one of the company’s largest markets. Act as a change agent to amplify the culture of collaboration, openness and transparency at Leica and Danaher.

  • Be part of the Danaher legal team.

  • Many opportunities for development and career growth at Leica and across the Danaher corporate network, in many countries.

  • Be part of a forward-thinking management team who is dedicated to assisting others in the healthcare and scientific industries.

At Leica Microsystems we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part of the time at the Company location identified above and part of the time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Leica Microsystems can provide.

Get More Insight

Learn more about what we do and who we are by watching our company video “We Are Leica”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zHmalqMXN4

Are you interested to discover new opportunities in an innovative, team-oriented environment?

Do apply online - we are looking forward to your application!

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