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Senior Legal Counsel

Job Seekers Singapore Compliance Financial Services - Fund Services

Job Summary

  • Singapore
  • Permanent
  • BBBH768912
  • Oct 26, 2020
  • Competitive
Job Description

My client is a well-known venture capital fund company looking for a senior legal counsel to join their dynamic legal department.

Senior Legal Counsel

My client is a well-known venture capital fund company looking for a senior legal counsel to join their dynamic legal department. This opportunity will provide you with:

  • Immense exposure to a fast-growing tech start up environment but with the backing of an established venture capital
  • Ownership over a variety of legal responsibilities with direct impact on business, strategy, and risk;
  • International exposure with cross-border work - interaction with regulators, investors and decision makers to shape the landscape in emerging markets
  • Grow your knowledge and network when working closely with legal practitioners from different jurisdictions and areas of expertise
  • Develop your career with the future in mind in areas such as FinTech, Smart Cities and blockchain.
  • Flat structure where you report directly to the Group CEO

Job Responsibilities:

  • This is a leadership role. You will be able to manage and develop team members, spearhead initiatives and lead projects. Mid-level practitioners looking to elevate their careers are welcome.
  • Perform legal, business and market research to aid strategic decision making that have great impact on growth, M&A, vendor selection, partnerships and hiring.
  • Conduct and facilitate regulatory risk assessments on the company's standard operating procedures.
  • Accountable for legal administration that includes creating a follow-up action plan between the legal department and various teams involved.
  • Liaise with corporate secretaries and related departments in preparing documents required for annual audit including board or shareholder minutes, Annual General Meeting and Company Resolutions.
  • Translation between English and Chinese for legal documents.
  • Support other departments with contract negotiations.

Requirements:

  • Candidate must possess at least a bachelor's in laws from a reputable university.
  • At least 7 years of working experience in legal practice or in-house role.
  • You should also have significant exposure to any one of or a combination of the following: corporate-commercial drafting, financial services regulations & licensing, and/or M&A.
  • Ownership over license applications in multiple jurisdictions. This is an end-end responsibility from crafting business plans, completing forms and project management of multiple cross-function stakeholders.
  • Proactive and highly motivated individual who can multi-task and manage multiple deadlines
  • Fluent in English and Mandarin - legal-commercial standard. Mandarin is required as you will liaise with counterparts in China as the client has operations there.
  • Experience in cross-border work a bonus.
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to communicate and collaborate well with various stakeholders
  • Draft and review contracts, term sheets, policies, and marketing communications materials.
  • Ownership over license applications in multiple jurisdictions. This is an end-end responsibility from crafting business plans, completing forms and project management of multiple cross-function stakeholders.

*****If you're interested in this role, please send your updated CV (word format) to smalhotra@morganmckinley.com.sg for a confidential discussion*****

Referrals are greatly appreciated.

EA Licence No: 11C5502

EA No: R1770166

 

Consultant Details

Consultant Details

Suhani Malhotra
Suhani Malhotra
  • Senior Consultant
  • +65 6818 3174
  • smalhotra@morganmckinley.com