Corporate Counsel – Shipping/ Commodities

Posted 04 June 2020
Job type Permanent

Job Description

  • Fast-paced, international and dynamic environment
  • Sole counsel for Singapore with high visibility to stakeholders
  • Highly competitive salary package

Our client, an international Shipping/ Commodities MNC, is looking to hire a legal counsel to be part of their global legal team.  

The ideal candidate has strong commercial exposure in the shipping/ commodities space. This is a stable role with an established global company, supporting their business across APAC.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Drafting, negotiating and reviewing a wide range of commercial contracts
  • Advising on matters relating to EPC/ Financing/ Trading/ Sale & Purchase and Ship Charter Agreements
  • Resolving, negotiating and managing any potential disputes in the region
  • Keeping the management and team abreast of the latest developments in the relevant areas of law and regulations
  • Commercially savvy and pragmatic legal advice in areas such as employment/ litigation/ licensing matters
  • Updating and upholding compliance and internal regulations
  • Liaising with and managing various business stakeholders

Key Requirements 

  • At least 5 PQE, ideally called to the Singapore Bar, or in a SEA jurisdiction
  • Trained and practiced at a top law firm
  • Experience in Commodities/ Shipping/ ISDAs is ideal
  • Candidates who are fluent in Mandarin or Bahasa Melayu/Indonesia will be preferred given the regional scope of work
  • Initiated, driven, adaptable and with strong interpersonal skills
  • Conversational Mandarin fluency is preferred, given the regional scope of work


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