Executive General Counsels - Lawyers Going Beyond Just Law
Jeffery Tan, Group General Counsel, Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited, Singapore
The COVID-19 pandemic has inundated lawyers in corporations with a multitude of challenges. In the past year, in-house lawyers aka General Counsels (GCs) have been providing valuable guidance to their organizations: Addressing various issues from employee and customer health and safety, to ensuring business operations’ continuity through ’lock-downs’, ’circuit breakers’ and re-opening measures; all within a constantly evolving landscape.
Jeffery is the Group General Counsel; Director, Group Corporate Affairs; and Group Company Secretary of Jardine Cycle & Carriage Ltd. He is responsible for legal, compliance, company secretarial, communications and public affairs at the Group level. Before joining Jardine Cycle & Carriage, he was the Group General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Board Secretary for UTAC Holdings Ltd. Prior to that, he has over 20 years of private practice and in-house legal experience with international law firms and multinational companies such as Allen & Gledhill, DLA Piper, Siemens and Motorola. He also served in a business capacity as President of Motorola Singapore for five years. Jeffery has an LLB (HONS) from the National University of Singapore. He is a senior Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Singapore and a Solicitor of England & Wales. He has completed the Senior Executive Management Program, at Northwestern University
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