In House Legal Counsel

Why are In House Legal Jobs in demand?

In house legal jobs are in demand due to the increasing complexity of the legal landscape, the need for specialised legal advice, and the cost savings of having an in-house legal department. In-house legal departments provide a company with a dedicated team of legal professionals that are familiar with the company’s operations and legal issues. An in-house legal team can provide a company with legal advice on a wide range of topics, from contracts and intellectual property to regulatory compliance and labour law. Having an in-house legal team can also reduce costs associated with litigation and outside legal fees. Finally, in-house legal departments can help a company stay up-to-date on the latest legal developments and ensure that its operations are compliant with applicable laws and regulations.

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Key responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • Reviewing contracts and advising on legal implications.

  • Drafting, negotiating and finalising legal documents such as contracts, agreements, leases, and licenses.

- Advising on corporate governance and compliance matters.

- Providing legal advice and counsel to management on various legal issues related to business operations.

- Advising on risk management and dispute resolution.

- Representing the company in lawsuits and arbitration proceedings.

- Conducting legal research and preparing legal opinions.

- Assisting with corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions.

- Monitoring changes to relevant laws and regulations and providing updates to management.

- Liaising with external lawyers and other legal professionals.

Global Opportunities

We are an international recruitment business spanning the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong. We hire permanent and interim leadership mandates within the legal space at both multinationals and high-growth, VC backed start-ups. We represent a wide variety of in house legal opportunities across the globe but particularly in Singapore. Get in touch with us to hear more and we can run a tailored search to your requirements.

What are salaries like for In House Legal Leadership Roles?

Salaries for in-house legal leadership roles in Singapore and generally in APAC can vary significantly depending on the size of the company, the industry, and the experience of the individual. Generally, salaries for in-house counsel can range from $100,000 to $300,000 SGD per year, while those in leadership roles (General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, etc.) can earn anywhere from $150,000 to $500,000 SGD per year. Salaries in other APAC countries can vary greatly, but are generally in the same range.

Generally, salaries for in-house legal leadership roles in the UK and Europe range from around £50,000 to £250,000, with the most senior roles typically commanding the highest salaries. Additionally, bonuses and other benefits are often available to those in legal leadership roles, which can further increase their total compensation. Take a look at our Salary Survey Report which gives a valuable snapshot of trends around salary ranges.