Senior Legal Counsel Jobs at BAT in Colombo, Western Province

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BAT company opens jobs for Senior Legal Counsel positions in the Western Province region. The type of work we provide is Full-time.

The criteria for the employees we need are having Legal, Consulting, & Other skills with Mid-Senior level experience, as well as employees who are honest, disciplined and responsible.

The Headhunters company itself is engaged in Tobacco Manufacturing, of course if you are interested in applying for this company, you can register immediately.

Job Information

Position:Senior Legal Counsel
Region:Western Province, Colombo - Western Province
Job Function:Consulting, Legal, Other
Seniority Level:Mid-Senior level
Employment Type:Full-time
Industry:Tobacco Manufacturing and Manufacturing

Job Description

BAT is evolving at pace – truly like no other organisation.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey


JOB TITLE: Senior Legal Counsel

FUNCTION: Legal & External Affairs

LOCATION: Colombo, Sri Lanka


The role, working together with the Head of LEX, will be responsible to drive the execution of the LEX Strategy in Sri Lanka with focus on Legal.


  • Collectively, manage and drive LEX initiatives to ensure full delivery of corporate plans and to build a sustainable business for the long-term
  • Have a strong grip on laws & regulations, of Sri Lanka with enhanced focus on laws applicable to tobacco control
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and effectively manage and defend litigation of the organisation
  • Manage legal sub-function and collaborate with the wider function to deliver a compliance culture across the organisation
  • Provides expertise on tobacco product control and its implications to the end market business planning processes
  • Drive and manage adherence to the company record management policy by creating awareness and regularly auditing creation and management of records.
  • Disseminate knowledge, information and learnings within the organisation and create awareness of legal and governance issues to facilitate productivity gains and continuous improvement.


  • A qualified attorney-at-law in Sri Lanka with at least 8-10 years’ experience the legal field including litigation
  • FMCG or similar dynamic environment would be favourably considered
  • Prior experience in managing teams will be favourably considered
  • Must have an analytical, interpretive, innovative, and constructive approach to problem solving, with an ability to think strategically
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills – exceptional engagement & influencing skills
  • Strong understanding of strategic planning processes
  • Good understanding of business principles and processes and business orientated attitude and mind.
  • High quality drafting, research skills, communication, and negotiation skills.


At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,00 BAT people across more than 180 markets
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations
  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies


Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference


  • Comfortable environment
  • Taught when starting work
  • Salary bonus if there is overtime

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Company Information


British American Tobacco (BAT) is a multinational tobacco company headquartered in London, United Kingdom, with subsidiaries in nearly 200 countries. The company is the world’s second-largest cigarette producer, with over 330 brands of cigarettes and other tobacco products sold in nearly 200 countries. BAT’s main brands include Benson & Hedges, Dunhill, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall, Rothmans and Vogue. The company also owns a number of e-cigarette, vape, and tobacco heating product brands, such as VYPE. BAT is present in most of the world’s major markets, with significant market share in many countries.

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