Oracle Employment Lawyer in Melbourne, Australia

Employment Lawyer

Preferred Qualifications

JOB TITLE: Legal Counsel – IC3

Discretionary Job Title: Employment Lawyer

Oracle is seeking a dynamic employment lawyer in APAC to work as part of a global team of lawyers.

The position will report to the Vice President, Legal, Associate General Counsel, Employment based in California, USA (with a dotted line into the Senior Director, Employment Counsel, APAC).

The primary function of this role is to provide pragmatic in-house legal services to the various HR teams in the APAC region on a broad spectrum of challenging employment related legal and compliance issues, and to assist on all employment law aspects of acquisitions.

The role is a regional one with key duties and responsibilities covering the whole range of employment issues in all of the APAC countries, including India and Japan. You will be expected to demonstrate skills and expertise in dealing with issues across the region and the ability to find solutions through a problem solving approach.

As an Employment Law Counsel, you will play a key role in supporting the company’s employment objectives and supporting and working alongside a senior employment lawyer in APAC.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Counsel and advise on a myriad of contentious and non contentious employment law matters

  • Support and manage employment related litigation/arbitrations and settlement negotiations

  • Review and keep updated employment agreements and standard terms of employment

  • Review and keep updated all applicable policies, Work Rules and Employee Handbooks

  • Advise on issues arising from corporate acquisitions and restructurings, as well as in-sourcing and outsourcing issues

  • Advise on employee benefits, variable compensation, executive packages

  • Develop and provide legal training for internal clients as required

  • Provide employment law advice in respect of compliance and regulatory issues and investigations

  • Interact with outside counsel and management

  • Anticipate and keep informed on significant employment law changes, trends and issues


  • Law degree is required

  • 5-7 years PQE employment law experience

  • Must be able to multi task in a fast paced environment and perform under pressure

  • May be based in an Oracle office in Hong Kong, Singapore or Australia

  • Must be willing to travel as may be required for the role

  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills are a must

  • Business awareness and orientation (capability to match legal expertise to commercial business context)

  • Independent and able to make decisions

  • Analytical thinking (solution driven)

  • Comfortable in a complex and changing business environment

Detailed Description and Job Requirements

Provide legal support across all lines of business enabling profitable growth while mitigating legal risks and assure adherence to governance policies, ethics, and country specific laws and regulations

Responsible for providing legal advice to the organization. Close liaison to business in providing a variety of corporate and commercial legal services. May perform litigation on Oracle's behalf or coordinates litigation and other legal, administrative or investigative actions handled by outside counsel. May draft, review, and negotiate major and/or non-standard technology contracts with public and private sector customers, including licensing agreements, professional services agreements, and cloud services agreements. May advise on legal issues involving government and regulatory compliance. Responds to ad hoc queries to include identification, analysis, and evaluation of risks in order to provide appropriate legal solutions. Works closely with other lawyers throughout Oracle and coordinates legal matters handled by outside lawyers. Demonstrates deep general commercial or functional knowledge across a sub discipline within the individual's specialty area(s), (e.g., general corporate law, antitrust/competition law, securities compliance and regulatory, employment law, immigration law, cloud transactions, data privacy, risk management asset-backed financing, contract management, intellectual property, trade secrets, advertising law, registration and other resolutions specific to the computer and technology industry)

Job duties are varied and complex utilizing independent judgment. May have project lead role. 5 years related experience. Bachelors degree in computer science, computer engineering, or similar background is a plus for roles within certain sub disciplines. Completed law degree and member of bar association in relevant jurisdictions. Excellent legal skills and business judgment in areas of responsibility. Proficient writing skills.

Job: Legal

Location: AU-AU,Australia-North Ryde

Other Locations: AU-AU,Australia-Melbourne, HK-HK,Hong Kong-Causeway Bay, SG-Singapore

Job Type: Regular Employee Hire

Organization: Oracle