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Counsel (Legal) - Seoul, Korea

Shift Description

Job ID P130083

JOB TITLE: Korea Counsel


REPORTING: This role will report to the Asia Pacific Legal Director of Align Technology.


  • Providing support in reviewing marketing proposals and collaterals and educating marketing team to ensure compliance with local laws, regulations and codes which apply to medical devices in the field of advertising, promotion and labelling
  • Drafting, reviewing, negotiating or otherwise providing legal support to the various types of contracts and commercial transactions arising from the growing business of Align Technology in Korea
  • Communicating and coordinating with global contract team with respect to contract approval, filing and management process
  • Preparing and reviewing sales support documents and assisting in developing standard document templates and related SOPs
  • Providing regular trainings and guidance to commercial team to ensure legal compliance with respect to contract approval, execution and filing
  • Providing general support in other legal and regulatory aspects of the activities of Align Technology in Korea, such as trademark enforcement and brand protection, anti-bribery compliance, anti-trust issues
  • Coordinating with outside counsel on the various legal matters and providing support in Align Technology’s interactions with government regulators in Korea
  • Monitoring major legislative developments and regulatory changes that is relevant to Align Technology and updating legal and commercial teams accordingly


  • Top academic credentials from a leading U.S. or Korean university and preferably, completion of an LL.M, J.D., or equivalent at a recognized U.S. or Korean law school
  • 5+ years’ work experience with an international or leading Korean law firm or equivalent in-house experience with a multinational company, or a combination of the two
  • Substantial experience in contracts, distributorship, public tender process, sales support, other commercial activities and general corporate matters required
  • Experience in medical device, pharmaceutical, or other healthcare sectors preferred
  • Experience in advertising and promotion compliance, brand protection and trademark enforcement, and anti-bribery compliance preferred


  • Fluent in Korean and English, together with excellent drafting skills in English and Korean
  • Demonstrable ability to think and act independently
  • Ability to independently make sound judgments and recommendations on contract and other commercial issues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with a broad audience including legal, business, marketing and highly specialized technical individuals
  • Flexible and willing to learn sensitivities and issues represented in different legal systems and adapt to a continuously changing legal environment
  • Self-motivator, quick-learner and team oriented
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced, highly customized business environment
  • Ability to multi task and prioritize work
  • A pleasant personality with good interpersonal skill



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