Behringer Holdings (Pte) Ltd
Global manufacturer and distributor of professional audio equipment, musical instruments, and related products. Annual revenues in excess of $220 million.
Chief legal officer in charge of global legal matters, requiring an understanding of legal principles in civil and common-law jurisdictions for many countries and an ability to comprehend documents in many of the world’s major languages. Engaged in managing intellectual property portfolio and issues of enforcement and litigation. Advised and participated in IPO planning, insuring management was aware of all legal and commercial issues. Develop and direct legal team that includes 5 lawyers and 3 paralegals based in Singapore, China, Germany and US.
- Rebuilt legal team to restore confidence of senior management.
- Created Office of Corporate Compliance (comprised of CEO, COO, General Counsel, and Compliance Officer) to address increasing legislation and changing issues in areas of regulatory compliance.
- Established IP online database and country trademark policy to reduce unnecessary filings and mismanagement of patent and trademark portfolio.
- Created, implemented and enforced the Ethics and Code of Conduct Policy for a global workforce with attention to local laws and cultural sensitivities.