Legal Counsel

Job Description

Legal Counsel position is primarily responsible for providing high level internal legal advice on day to day legal matters, drafting and negotiating supplier and client contracts, corporate level transactions and the operations of business units. The Legal Counsel must have an ability to provide pragmatic solutions to legal issues relevant related to client contracts. The role will work collaboratively with the Board, CEO, and senior leadership team with a commercial focus in supporting business development, while ensuring the organisation’s rights are fully protected through the provision of sound legal counsel and guidance.

Job Responsibilities
  • Provide and set strategic direction, and provide sound balanced legal advice on a wide range of corporate commercial matters
  • Review and participate in the negotiation and approval of material contracts, ensuring compliance and preventative measures in all areas of law
  • Drafting and negotiating a broad range of agreements and developing/refining templates as necessary
  • Researching and assessing risk, in particular corporate governance, privacy laws, data protection, regulatory issues, anti-bribery and corruption, employment
  • Taking responsibility for partnering with the business in making (or assisting in the making of) decision to be taken in the light of the legal advice and risk assessment
  • Ensuring the business operates in accordance with the law and within the regulatory environment in which the industry operates
  • Limiting company exposure in all agreements and ensure adherence to company policies
  • Evaluate the impact of evolving legal and statutory regulations, and contribute to the business planning process
  • At least 5 to 8 years PQE in-house legal experience.
  • Degree in Law from an accredited institution. Must be admitted to the Singapore Bar
  • Transactional experience, including drafting and negotiating contracts
  • Strong problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven legal counsel experience in business environment
  • Well-versed in how business operate with financial acumen
  • Highly articulate and able to communicate complex ideas in a simple, easy-to-understand manner
  • Personal credibility, integrity and high moral standards
  • Good analytical and observation abilities along with a sharp mind