Junior Counsel

Date Posted:  5 Jul 2024
Legal Entity:  Yinson Holdings Berhad
Job Function:  Legal
Location:  Kuala Lumpur
Employment Type:  Permanent

Join one of the world’s leading energy solutions providers and discover how you can grow with Yinson no matter where you are in your career.


Yinson is passionate about meeting the world’s energy demands in a sustainable way. To achieve this, we believe in attracting great employees through the creation of a vibrant, progressive workplace that puts people first. We’re always on the lookout for experienced and passionate individuals to be part of the team, working and collaborating effectively to make a difference and create impact with individuals, corporations, governments and the business world.


So what are you waiting for? Join us now!


Who are we?

Yinson GreenTech is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yinson Holdings Berhad, a public limited liability company, incorporated and domiciled in Malaysia, and listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia.


YGT is a green technologies solutions provider delivering clean, integrated and technology-enhanced ecosystems and services across the marine, mobility and infrastructure segments.


YGT’s strategic investments currently include an advanced hydrofoil system for electric vessels, e-bikes with swappable batteries, autonomous technology for electric vehicles and vessels, marine energy storage solutions and electric vehicle charging.


YGT currently has five main brands: MarinEV, ChargEV, DrivEV, RydeEV and DigitalEV.


For more information, please visit Yinson GreenTech at: https://ygt.yinson.com


Job Summary:

The Junior Counsel role is responsible for supporting the legal team in drafting legal documentation, legal research, and legal administrative work.


This role requires a minimum of 2 years PQE as a paralegal, legal counsel, or in a similar role.


This role will work with the legal team to assist in drafting and reviewing contracts, drafting and updating legal document templates, conducting legal research, and setting up and updating the legal documents registry and SOP.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with the legal team to provide comprehensive legal support and administrative assistance.
  • File, archive and maintain organized and up-to-date records of legal documents ensuring easy retrieval and accessibility.
  • Drafting and reviewing legal documents, contracts, and other legal correspondence, ensuring accuracy and compliance with relevant laws.
  • Communicate with various departments within the company to gather information and provide updates.
  • Provide administrative support to the legal department, including scheduling meetings and deadlines.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of legal training programs and initiatives to enhance legal awareness among company employees.
  • Assist in the preparation of legal presentations, and materials for internal stakeholders and external parties as required.
  • Conduct legal research to provide insightful analysis on a wide range of legal matters relevant to the business of the Company. 
  • Undertake assignments on an ad hoc basis as required.



  • Bachelor’s degree in law;
  • Demonstrated experience (minimum of 2 years) as a paralegal, legal counsel or in a similar role, preferably within a corporate or legal environment.
  • A solid grasp of legal principles and foundations in law is essential.
  • Proficient in conducting legal research and using legal databases.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, with a strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Capable of working both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.


What can we offer?

You will be working in a culturally diverse organisation which fosters teamwork and mutual support. Our dynamic workplace not only encourages people to be innovative, creative, and open but is also geared to realising ambition. We provide mentorship and coaching to our employees in developing their professional career with us.


Yinson offers an excellent package of benefits and has offices located in a prime location in the City allowing for easy travel to and from work. Working hours are flexible with numerous company events held during the year.