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Legal Counsel - APAC



Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

Company Description


Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides a wide range of branding and information solutions that optimize labor and supply chain efficiency, reduce waste, advance sustainability, circularity, and transparency, and better connect brands and consumers. Our products and solutions include labeling and functional materials, radio frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, software applications that connect the physical and digital, and a variety of products and solutions that enhance branded packaging and carry or display information that improves the customer experience. Serving an array of industries worldwide — including home and personal care, apparel, general retail, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals, and automotive — we employ approximately 35,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Our reported sales in 2023 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

Job Description

For this diverse, high impact role of Legal Counsel South Asia within our matrix organization, we will be looking for candidates that are energized, inquisitive and forward-thinking to join our team in Bangalore, India. The main jurisdictions in the region are India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Indonesia. The Legal Counsel provides legal and compliance advice and support for both our Materials Group and our Solutions Group. This Legal Counsel will report directly to our Senior Legal Counsel for the region.

The South Asia regional team of four forms part of a larger APAC team based out of Hong Kong. There is regular collaboration within the Law Department across Asia Pacific and often beyond, in particular where it comes to collaboration on the legal advice on Solutions (i.e. service offerings that typically include a software and digital trigger component).

The legal advice and responsibilities will include commercial transactions and contracts (e.g. procurement, sales, distribution, partnering, licensing and development agreements), litigation and dispute resolution, product and regulatory compliance, labor/employment, antitrust/competition, import/export and legal matters associated with business transactions and restructurings. With a substantial part of our workforce based in South Asia, the Legal Counsel South Asia plays an important role in managing and resolving labor and employment related matters.

As the company’s longer term strategy is to develop solutions and solve challenges for our customers in the connection between the physical and digital, the work for in house lawyers at Avery Dennison will increasingly include supporting the business in such matters as supporting software and hardware solutions including software licensing, SaaS and other cloud transactions, technology, hardware purchases, and professional services.

An important part of the work for the Legal Counsel, South Asia is the compliance advice and responsibilities which will include investigations. Such investigations will require the Legal Counsel to address such matters as defining the scope of the investigation, reviewing documentation, developing a plan, notifying appropriate personnel, conducting interviews, compiling investigation status and reports, recommending and implementing proper remedial measures and concluding matters appropriately. Furthermore, the Legal Counsel will be expected to contribute on an ongoing basis to strengthening the control and compliance framework of the company and therefore be involved in drafting and implementing policies, procedures and reviewing SOPs, processes, and tools.

Our F2F lawyer led compliance training program is a high priority for Avery Dennison. The Legal Counsel South Asia will therefore also be expected to contribute to completion of the annual compliance training plan for the region.

Key enablers of success in this role are the ability to communicate complex legal and policy matters in an understandable, practical manner for non-lawyers and to connect legal principles with practical actions, to thrive in a high paced, complex environment requiring you to influence in a matrix organization and apply judgment to expedite solutions to legal and, at times, non legal challenges and to be pragmatic, proactive, and collaborative in your approach while maintaining an excellent attention to detail.



  • A degree in law from a reputed university. At least 8, preferably closer to 12 years’ of experience of working at both a law firm as well as in a legal and compliance role at a multinational company;

  • Commercial contract and corporate law experience is required; labor law and IT related work experience is a significant plus;

  • Experience in supporting and conducting ethics and compliance investigations (including employment investigations and governmental investigations) and in drafting confidential reports and advising senior leadership on compliance related risks;

  • In-depth knowledge of local ethical, conduct, compliance-related risks and laws, employee rights and obligations, and an understanding of foreign compliance laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.K. Bribery Act and antitrust laws

  • Integrity, professionalism, team player, an eye for detail, an inquisitive mind, a pro-active personality, an ability to prioritize, strategic business acumen, confidence and capability in addressing sensitive and complicated ethical conduct, compliance and personnel-related matters

  • An ability to present well-reasoned options and solutions and influence senior executive management to come to decisions in complex, at times opaque, situations requiring much judgment;

  • Ability to travel within the region. Travel may be up to 30%

Additional Information


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.