Legal - Legal Counsel - Hsinchu


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Hsinchu, Taiwan



Work Experience

8+ years

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Job ID: J-00270331-024

Introduction to the job

ASML is a world leader in the manufacture of advanced technology systems for the semiconductor industry. ASML brings together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop lithography machines that are key to producing faster, cheaper, more energy-efficient microchips. We design, develop, integrate, market and service these advanced machines, which enable our customers - the world’s leading chipmakers - to reduce the size and increase the functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics. ASML’s corporate headquarters is in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. Founded in the Netherlands in 1984, the company is publicly traded on Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ under the symbol ASML.

Role and responsibilities

ASML is looking for a bright, self-motivated, and business-savvy lawyer with strong interpersonal and communication skills and solid general legal experience to join its in-house legal team and assist with a broad range of corporate, compliance, and transactional matters. This is a Legal Counsel position based in Hsinchu, reporting into the Head of Legal and Compliance Taiwan and Southeast Asia.

In close cooperation with globally-based legal and compliance teams, the successful candidate will handle a broad variety of legal work, including:

Providing legal support and advice to business units, including procurement, customer service & account management, HR, facilities and EHS.
Drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial contracts with customers and suppliers, including purchase agreements, service agreements, and software license agreements.
Implementing and enforcing company-wide compliance initiatives.
Managing local corporate filings and governance issues.

Education and experience

JD, master or equivalent (law) degree. Taiwan Bar Exam.In-house experience in a MNC is a big plus.

At least 7 years of legal experience


Working at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve – and working together is the only way to do that. You won’t work in a silo. Instead, you’ll be part of a creative, dynamic work environment where you’ll collaborate with supportive colleagues. There is always space for creative and unique points of view. You’ll have the flexibility and trust to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems.
To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:

Must have an international mindset and enjoy working as part of a global team.
International experience and/or a US, UK or EU law degree.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong networking skills and ability to establish relationships within the Legal Department and across all business units in Taiwan and abroad.
Fluency in English and Mandarin.
Good understanding of the regulatory environment in Taiwan. Employment law experience is a plus.

Diversity & Inclusion

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

Other information

ASML’s worldwide Legal and Compliance Department includes 90+ legal and compliance professionals. We are a close knit group of highly empowered, business-oriented legal professionals with broad responsibilities, who enjoy working together.

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