Facebook Content Counsel, APAC (Based in Singapore) in Singapore


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


Facebook is seeking a highly motivated team player to join the APAC legal team as Lead Counsel, Content, APAC. The role will tackle cutting-edge issues on a global scale arising from content posted by users on Facebook, Instagram, and the company’s other services. The ideal candidate will have experience handling regulatory and/or litigation matters and will be eager to roll up their sleeves and find creative solutions to help the company manage legal and regulatory risks across the APAC region. This role will also support our legal and policy teams in monitoring regulatory developments, shaping and developing relevant policies in APAC and globally and provide legal representation in regulatory settings. This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious lawyer with a keen interest in learning about new technologies and areas of law to join a growing legal team and help shape Facebook’s perspective on cutting edge issues in an exciting, fast-paced environment. This is a full-time position based in Singapore and reports to Associate General Counsel based in Singapore.

Required Skills:

  1. Advise on the intersection of local laws, cultural nuances and relevant political considerations in a wide range of diverse legal systems

  2. Help develop policies to successfully manage company’s legal risks relating to user-generated content

  3. Advisory and project management responsibility with respect to a broad range of legal subjects including corporate, commercial and other regulatory matters

  4. Provide guidance on developments in legislation affecting online intermediaries across APAC including cybersecurity and false news legislation

  5. Work closely with teams across departments and offices, including our Public Policy, Content Policy and Community Operations teams, based in offices around the world.

  6. Help develop content management processes

  7. Close collaboration with cross functional stakeholders to coordinate and develop content processes

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. LLB, JD or equivalent degree and excellent academic credentials from a top law school, minimum 5 years PQE

  2. Strong experience handling complex legal issues, either in-house or at a law firm, across APAC region

  3. Familiarity with internet laws and issues, including issues relating to online platforms and intermediary liability. Online content related experience would be a plus

  4. Experience in advising on and representing companies in significant regulatory inquiries

  5. Ability to manage wide diverse panel of law firms across multiple jurisdictions

  6. Ability to independently, quickly and accurately assess legal, practical and business risk

  7. Strong problem solving and organizational skills and the ability to manage several simultaneous projects under deadline pressure

  8. Exercise good judgment and provide practical solutions

  9. Superior written and verbal communication skills. Native or near-native verbal and written fluency in another Asian language would be a plus

  10. Able to travel as and when required

Industry: Internet