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Job Summary

  • Singapore
  • Contract
  • JN -072023-1941617
  • Aug 11, 2023
  • S$10-14k pm
Job Description

My client, prestigious investment firm is looking for a Legal Counsel for its APAC team to support on a wide array of legal affairs.

Legal Counsel (9 Months contract)

Morgan Mckinley is working in partnership with a leading investment management firm. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Legal & Compliance department as a Legal Counsel. You will be responsible for the day to day legal affairs including a wide array of corporate, commercial and compliance matters. This role reports to the Head of Legal and Compliance.

Job Description

  • Provide guidance to team members on complex legal matters
  • Act as a key stakeholder and manage relationships with various departments
  • Support the General Counsel in overseeing legal operations and ensuring quality of service delivery, including budgeting, billing, tracking of team goals and reporting of KPIs
  • Partner with global data privacy team on data and cybersecurity related matters in APAC
  • Review, draft and negotiate commercial contracts and legal documents, including engagement letters and non-disclosure agreements
  • Review funding and corporate secretarial documents for investment vehicles domiciled in various jurisdictions
  • Attend to KYC requests from external parties on investment structures, including preparing and consolidating KYC materials and confirmations
  • Review and advise on financing related matters, in particular ISDA and hedging transactions
  • Work closely with the business teams to provide legal advice on issues (e.g. tax, finance/accounting, employment, corporate and commercial) together with resolution plan
  • Onboard new portfolio companies and provide ongoing operational legal support, including conducting third party vendor screenings, contract reviews, trademark application coordination, policy formulation and employment matters
  • Draft and update standard operating procedure (SOP) documenting the tasks, processes and workflows undertaken by the legal team

The Successful Applicant

As a successful applicant, you would have the following skills & qualifications:

  • Law degree from a recognized university
  • 6-8 years PQE in an established law firm and/or in-house role with a reputable firm or MNC
  • Able to draft, review and negotiate contracts independently
  • Strong analytical skills, commercial acumen and ethical mindset
  • Able to act autonomously when appropriate and know when to escalate matters
  • Able to engage confidently and effectively with stakeholders across seniorities, expertise and cultures
  • Comfortable to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Well organized, able to prioritize tasks and meet tight timelines

Referrals are greatly appreciated.

Morgan McKinley Pte Ltd

EA Licence No: 11C5502

Registration No: R1770166

Registration Name: Suhani Malhotra

Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to, therefore if you do not receive a response within 14 days please accept this as a notification that you have not been shortlisted.


Consultant Details

Consultant Details

Suhani Malhotra
Suhani Malhotra