Commercial Lawyer

Location: Makati City, Manila, Philippines Type: Full Time Min. Experience: Mid Level

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This job advert is placed on behalf of RISE.

The RISE mission is to accelerate internet in the Philippines— we do this by focusing on the overall customer experience as well as the actual internet service we provide to business clients. Transparency and openness are guiding principles of our customer experience.

As an early staff member you will have the potential for massive growth as the business is on an incredible trajectory targeting 30% growth of month-on-month this quarter. With your work experience and great attitude you will be making a difference by helping us achieve our mission to accelerate internet in the Philippines. In the process you will learn more about the technology and will work in a super unique organisation which has foreign management but is servicing the Philippines market.

Benefits include full HMO, 1 dependent after 1 year, 80% of a 2nd dependent after another year. Regularisation review at 3 and 6 months and practical opportunities for increased responsibility and promotions as the team is constantly growing.


  • Bachelor of Laws with 3-5 years commercial law experience. Experience working in a law firm is an advantage.
  • Experience in a telecommunication or internet service provider company is an advantage but not required
  • Legal experience in negotiating and drafting commercial and other business to business technology and information related contracts.
  • Proven ability to manage a variety of commercial transactions and special projects simultaneously.
  • Able to prioritise competing demands and client expectations whilst managing diverse matters;
  • Self-sufficient and self motivated with the confidence to work independently;
  • Capable of building trusted relationships with internal and external clients.
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to implement legal strategies in a commercial context
  • Able to anticipate and respond to changes in an effective way within a highly dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated experience using verbal and written skills to communicate with senior business leaders, colleagues, and external clients.
  • Investigative, analytical, problem-solving, and strategic skills.
  • A resilient and collaborative professional who is comfortable dealing with ambiguity
  • A willingness to be adaptive to the businesses' changing needs
  • Able to identify and solve problems and make the complex simple for clients by framing information and advising in a clear and concise way
  • Relationship, project management, and influencing skills.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to anticipate and respond to problems.


  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements for the Company.
  • Drafting, reviewing and preparing consultancy agreements.
  • Assisting with the roll-out of new template contracts and a new contract approval process
  • Advising on master service agreements, general terms and conditions, non-disclosure agreements and other contacts
  • Assistance in representation in litigation proceedings, international arbitration proceedings and enforcement proceedings regarding court orders and arbitration awards
  • Supporting and championing all aspects of legal practice within the Company
  • Providing formal and informal training to colleagues on legal risks and commercial contracts
  • Maintains a controlled, objective and flexible approach under pressure
  • Provides a professional, quality service in a timely manner, and responds effectively to requests from clients
  • Oversee company's policy position on legal matters.
  • Guide management on regulatory and compliance issues to ensure compliance with legal requirements.


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