Legal Counsel - Asia Pacific in Nationwide Singapore at KaVo Kerr

Date Posted: 8/18/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: KAV004185

About Us

KaVo Kerr is a cohesive organization comprised of two global leaders, united to provide dental excellence and serve as a single premier partner for the dental community.  KaVo Kerr operates with a common vision inspiring and helping our customers, their patients and our own associates realize their potential.  KaVo Kerr offers solutions for endodontics, restoratives, treatment units, infection prevention, imaging, rotary and instruments.


Position Summary 

The Legal Counsel for APAC will be responsible for providing assistance in connection with a wide variety of compliance and contract matters in APAC for the dental business. The successful applicant will need to demonstrate an ability to assess the needs of the business from a compliance and contract perspective and work with the relevant business leaders to serve those needs.  

  • Gain a solid understanding of Dental businesses in APAC, their goals, and challenges and identify appropriate compliance and contracting strategies to facilitate those goals and minimize those challenges.
  • Prepare strategy for, negotiating, reviewing and drafting transactional documents, contracts and other legal agreements such as distributor and re-seller, engagements with Healthcare Professionals and Healthcare Organizations, RFP, public tenders non-disclosure and other basic agreements.  
  • Work with the compliance team and Chief Legal Counsel for Asia to identify and mitigate compliance risks and develop appropriate countermeasures.  
  • Conduct compliance-related investigations and implementing action plans to remediate identified issues.  
  • Advise on day-to-day general compliance questions and questions under local civil, commercial, corporate, conflicts of interest laws and policies.
  • Create, update and/or implement local agreement templates and compliance policies and procedures, taking into account local legal requirements and global policies.
  • Manage the corporate housekeeping for relevant legal entities in cooperation with global corporate secretary’s office. 
  • Identify and execute on opportunities for continuous improvement, efficiency and savings in providing legal services.
  • Willing to work on legal matters of different complexity
  • Enable and drive ethical business conduct through the effective implementation of the Integrity & Compliance program.
  • Redesign and review the compliance programs to ensure the region has an effective compliance risk control, especially anti-corruption program and regulatory compliance assurance. Lead project teams in implementing complex, cross-functional ethics and compliance initiatives.
  • Prepare status reports of compliance activities for management review.
  • Identify the gaps between legal requirements, compliance policies and business operations
  • Design, implement and update compliance policies to ensure clarity, applicability and compliance based on global and regional compliance requirements, applicable laws/regulations and industry best practices.
  • Develop annual training plan, conduct in-person compliance training and communication, and lead training material development, carry out the train the trainer activities. 
  • Maintain and enhance channel partner toolkits (CPTK) compliance program to make sure every dealer and channel partner comply with all applicable laws (including FCPA) and group policies. 
  • Conduct periodically site visits to marketing events. 
  • Manage Healthcare professional and marketing event contracts
  • Monitor marketing events log file and speaker fee payment log file.
  • Facilitate internal and external audits.
  • Continually provide advice on compliance topics and challenges
  • Provide support drafting and reviewing commercial contracts

Job Requirements


  • A recognized bachelor's degree in law is mandatory and overseas higher degree in law will be an added-value
  • Minimum 10+ years of relevant solid legal contract & compliance work experience and regional exposure
  • Experience working in a medical device or pharmaceutical business is strongly preferred
  • Extensive exposure to and success in a dynamic business environment. 
  • Prior experience conducting investigations 
  • Exercise sound and ethical judgment and experienced in making decisions that protect the company’s interests.  
  • Ability to explain complex legal points to clients with varying degree of knowledge of legal matters.
  • Ability to transform compliance requirements to business advantage
  • Proactive and a solid provider of practical solutions to problems. 
  • Independent and capable of tackling difficult, complex, and contentious legal issues
  • Comfortable providing guidance to senior management with the ability to evaluate and articulate risk
  • Able to prioritize and adapt to a face-paced and high-performance and lean environment with a relentless culture of continuous improvements

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.