In House Legal Counsel

in Singapore

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.


Hosting our headquarters in Singapore since we began our journey in the Executive Search space, we firmly believe that Singapore is the gateway to the Asia Pacific region.

It is one of the most competitive job markets in the world. Singapore provides access to a diverse talent pool that is highly educated, experienced and well-trained. Additionally, the country has a strong economy and business environment, providing a reliable and attractive platform for businesses to operate. The country also has a well-developed infrastructure, making it easy to conduct our executive recruitment activities. Finally, Singapore has a stable political climate and is a welcoming place for international businesses, creating a safe and secure environment for our executive recruitment efforts.

Hiring effective leadership in this complex region is the biggest challenge facing VC backed start ups and multinational companies. Our Space Executive team, based in Singapore, are regional experts, supporting companies to build teams that will drive forward their Asia growth and change strategies.

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Commuting and Culture:

Commuting in Singapore is generally efficient and convenient. Singapore has an extensive public transport system that includes buses, trains, and taxis. The trains are well-maintained, clean, and efficient. Bus services are also reliable, and taxis are reasonably priced. All public transport services have been designed to make commuting effortless for everyone.

The culture in Singapore to work is highly professional, with a strong emphasis on hard work and dedication. People are highly motivated and driven to succeed, and respect is given to those who put in the hard work. Singapore is a meritocratic society, so performance is key to success. The culture is also quite international, with many different cultures represented in the workplace. Respect for diversity is a key value in Singapore, and workplace bullying and harassment of any kind is not tolerated.

Our Recognised Awards

• Finalist - Global Brands Magazine Awards

• Best Places to Work in Singapore for 2019

• LinkedIn Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agency 2017

• The Global Recruiter Asia Pacific Awards 2017

• Asia Recruitment Awards 2017

• LinkedIn Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agency 2016

• Recruitment International Best Newcomer

What are senior to executive level salaries like in Singapore?

Salaries in Singapore vary depending on the industry, qualifications, and experience of the individual. Generally, salaries in Singapore tend to be higher than in other countries in the region. The salary range for senior to executive-level positions in Singapore vary significantly depending on the role and industry. Generally speaking, salaries for senior executives in Singapore range from between SGD7,000 to SGD30,000 per month, with the most senior positions commanding much higher salaries.

Take a look at the Salary Survey Report which gives a valuable snapshot of trends around salary ranges, how global events have impacted salary levels and the predictions for future salary changes. It also discusses the key issues employers are facing in relation to talent management and recruitment.​

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