Senior Legal Counsel

MAS Holdings


Senior Legal Counsel ( Senior Executive Grade)

MAS is an innovation driven company founded on a perfect blend of daring and visionary thinking – being one of Asia’s largest manufacturers of intimate apparel and sportswear. Performance wear and swimwear.

Embark on a journey of change with MAS, by joining the MAS Capital team as Senior Legal Counsel to support DG M- GL in the co-ordination and/or implementation of all legal matters, documentation, and legal compliance for the MAS Group in Sri Lanka and its overseas locations and to support and guide Legal Counsels’ and Junior Legal Counsels’ in the performance of their tasks.

Key Responsibilities

To draft and review all legal documentation required for projects/assignments in consultation with DGM – GL and external counsel (if and where applicable) so as to ensure quality documentation and legal protection for the MAS Group.

(Legal Documentation includes, but not are limited to Joint Venture / Shareholder Agreements, Memorandums of Understanding, BOI Agreements, lease/tenancy agreements, banking documents, general commercial agreements etc.)

To coordinate and attend to work related to the incorporation of new companies (local and overseas) so as to facilitate the setting up of the same.

Coordinate with lawyers and company secretaries in order to ensure legal documentation for the incorporation of companies, application for Board of Investment (BOI) approvals etc. are in order

Advise and coordinate in the drafting of board/ shareholder resolutions/ attestations/ power of attorney etc.

Co-ordinate with the BOI, banks and other legal bodies on required legal documentation

Other related work

Coordinating with foreign legal counsel and SBUs; assisting in cross border acquisitions and expansions, carry out Due Diligence, prepare Due Diligence Reports in consultation with DGM – GL

Assisting with local expansions, acquisitions, ensuring all necessary agreements, approvals and documentation is finalized and complete.

Add value and analyze opinions provided by external lawyers and make recommendations, in order to ensure the investments are aligned to the MAS project objectives and which provide opportunities to reap optimal benefits to the organization

Oversee and coordinate in the drafting of board /shareholder resolutions/ attestations /Power of Attorney etc.

Attend to legal and other queries raised by MAS’ partners/divisions/SBU’s and other shareholders and provide assistance and quality opinions/solutions for legal matters in consultation with DGM-GL.

In consultation with DGM-GL communicate with regulatory and legal bodies and build and maintain effective relationships to ensure up to date information flow to the MAS Group whist keeping abreast of developments in laws both local and international (as relevant) and advise relevant persons accordingly

Overseeing, coordinating and carrying out work relating to BOI/and Department of Foreign Exchange (DFE) for approvals and investments on behalf of MAS SBUs.

Actively assist in establishing good corporate governance practices for the MAS Group, coordinating and following through on good governance practices by the MAS SBUs.

Assist Compliance Officer and Director Legal to implement a Corporate Governance process for the MAS Group

Support and guide Junior Legal Counsel and Legal Counsel on corporate legal matters and help them in developing their required competencies

Educating the business on the fundamentals of Corporate Governance and current policies and procedures in place

Organizing training and awareness sessions for shareholders / directors / and key stakeholders

Qualifications, Experience, Skill and Competencies:

Must be an Attorney at Law

Relevant Educational Degree & Professional Qualification (Legal Background) 5-6 years of experience in a similar work environment desirable.

Capable of analyzing and thinking conceptually

Experience in company secretarial work and drafting and reviewing legal documents.

Knowledge of labor laws preferred

Good interpersonal relationship skills.

Must have ability to work and make decisions independently with minimum supervision

Willingness to work as a team to achieve common goals

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