Group General Counsel, VC backed Technology Startup (min 8 PQE)

Job Title: Group General Counsel, VC backed Technology Startup (min 8 PQE)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Industry: Chief Operating Officer & Governance
Reference: EC/GGC,VCBTS/L/SG
Contact Name: Eng Chang
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 25, 2021 17:03

Job Description

  • Broad scope
  • Exciting opportunity
  • Great for career growth

Our client, an exciting and fast-growing Technology startup backed by tier 1 Venture Capitalist and Private Equity Firms is looking to fill a newly created Group General Counsel role. Rep

Reporting into the C-suite team, the successful candidate will be given the remit to advise stakeholders on a broad range of legal matters which include commercial contracts drafting and review, transactional matters (fund raising through debt and/or equity deals), Intellectual Property, Data Protection, and others. 

To be successful in the role, you will need to hands-on, collaborative and have strong commercial acumen. Prior experience in high growth/fast paced/startup environment will be well-regarded.


Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and build the Legal function.
  • Draft, review and negotiate broad range of commercial contracts.
  • Advise on transaction matters (M&A, debt and equity fund-raising)
  • keeps abreast of relevant legal and regulatory developments that will affect business operations and advise stakeholders accordingly.
  • Provide legal advice to corporate functions on various matters i.e., with HR with regards to employment related matters
  • Manage external counsels as and when required.
  • Advise on IP and licensing related matters.
  • Advise on data privacy matters and take charge in formulating data protection policies.

Key Requirements

  • LLB/Juris Doctor qualification from a recognised institution
  • Prior experience in a startup/high-growth environment a plus
  • Min 8 PQE
  • Hands on, strong commercial acumen and a proven team player
  • Mandarin skills required due to the need to liaise with stakeholders in mainland China


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