Legal Counsel, Corporate

Posted 21 September 2023
Job type Full-Time

Company's Benefits

  • Flexible Working Arrangements

    Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Equal Pay Initiatives

    Equal Pay Initiatives

  • Mentorship Program

    Mentorship Program

  • Leadership Development Program

    Leadership Development Program

  • Paid Parental Leave

    Paid Parental Leave

  • Return to Work Policy

    Return to Work Policy

  • Childcare Facilities

    Childcare Facilities

  • Breastfeeding Rooms

    Breastfeeding Rooms

  • Sponsorship Program

    Sponsorship Program

  • Coaching Program

    Coaching Program

  • Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

    Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

  • Internal Women's Networking Group

    Internal Women's Networking Group

Job Description

Legal Counsel, Corporate

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 240+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

We are a fast-growing global company with 20 years of continuous growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of 10,000+ companies, including 2,100 networks and 3,000+ cloud and IT service providers in 32 countries spanning six continents.  

A career at Equinix means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment. that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.

Job Summary

The Associate Legal Counsel works on various corporate law matters related to governance, regulatory compliance, subsidiary maintenance, and corporate transactions.


  • Being a close partner to the business, the successful candidate will assist in a broad spectrum of legal, corporate and transactional matters. He/she will focus primarily on Merger & Acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, corporate restructuring and other real estate related transactions and matters in the Asia Pacific region.

  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts to ensure Equinix’s interests are protected. Liaising with colleagues regionally and globally on corporate, and real estate related matters.

  • Working closely with members within the Global & Regional Business Affairs (Asia-Pacific) Team, including external counsels where required, assisting in legal due diligence work in M&A transactions, reviewing transactional agreements, new market entry transactions and legal entities restructuring requirements due to tax requirements within the Equinix group, and then the legal support for the integration of any new acquired businesses or new market business into the wider Equinix organization.

  • Advising on any issues arising under anti-trust/competition laws or foreign investment rules and regulations, and working with other in One Legal on regulatory matters associated with transactions supporting M&A and new markets activity in Asia-Pacific.

  • Having a sound understanding of business decisions related to Equinix’s status as a REIT.

  • Providing legal advice and responding to queries relating to contracts and corporate matters, working closely with the business stakeholders, in particular the Corporate Development Team.

  • Providing general legal advice in support of business activities, including drafting and reviewing a wide range of corporate, corporate restructuring, financing, real estate and construction related agreements.

  • Conducting presentations, training and educating the business team members on legal review processes and procedures.

  • Functioning as part of the Global & Regional Business Affairs (Asia Pacific) Team and wider global legal team, including engaging with other departments, providing input on corporate and real estate related issues, undertaking any  global projects, initiatives, deals, corporate or other commercial transactions as may arise or be assigned.


  • Law degree from a recognised university and possesses at least 3 years’ post qualification experience; with some experience in a law firm. The ideal candidate should have strong M&A and corporate transaction experience. Admitted to practice in any commonwealth jurisdiction.

  • Proficiency in Chinese or another Southeast Asian language will be viewed favourably as this role will support the APAC region, but not essential

  • Prepared to use technology in managing day to day tasks. Articulate, with great communication and drafting skills and highly effective in English.

  • Competent, accurate, proactive, resourceful, independent, organised, able to prioritise effectively to meet deadlines, address risk, achieve results, an effective time manager with strong interpersonal skills with a focus on teamwork and ability to foster/manage relationships across multiple departments.

  • Adaptable, flexible, pragmatic and solution-oriented, you must be willing to work and collaborate with the business to address tough legal and regulatory challenges in the digital and information age.

  • Ability and drive to take initiative and ownership of projects and tasks.

Equinix is committed to ensuring that our employment process is open to all individuals, including those with a disability. If you are a qualified candidate and need assistance or an accommodation, please let us know.

Equinix is an Equal Employment Opportunity and, in the U.S., an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to unlawful consideration of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, sex, pregnancy / childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic partnership status, age, veteran or military status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, political / organizational affiliation, status as a victim or family member of a victim of crime or abuse, or any other status protected by applicable law.