Head of Legal, Financial Services (Capital Markets & Global Markets) Min 10

Job Title: Head of Legal, Financial Services (Capital Markets & Global Markets) Min 10
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Salary: SGD180,000-SGD240,000
Reference: EC/HLFS/FS/SG
Contact Name: Eng Chang
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 06, 2021 17:37

Job Description

  • A management role
  • Team environment
  • Great for career growth

Our client, a leading Financial Services institution is looking to fill a country Head of Legal role.

Reporting into the Regional General Counsel, the successful candidate will be given the remit to advise on a wide array of legal matters ranging from transactional (Capital Markets, Corporate Finance, Lending, Derivatives; etc) to general corporate commercial as well as dispute management. This is a team management role.

The ideal candidate should come with at least 10 PQE (Commonwealth Bar qualifications preferred), strong experience in Capital Markets, Securities, Derivatives product offerings from a Financial Institution standpoint.

To be successful in the role, you will need to be collaborative, independent, hands on and have strong stakeholder management skills.


Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the country legal team and function
  • Draft, review and negotiate a broad range of commercial contracts
  • Advise on new financial products/product developments from a legal standpoint
  • Manage legal risk and provide risk mitigation strategies to stakeholders
  • Manage litigation/contentious matters as and when required.
  • Appoint, manage, and liaise with external counsels as and when required.
  • Advise on transactional matters (Cap Markets, Corporate Finance deals, Lending, Derivatives; etc)
  • Keep abreast of legal and regulatory development and advise stakeholders accordingly

Key Requirements

  • LLB/LLM/JD qualified
  • Min 10 PQE (Commonwealth Bar preferred)
  • Prior experience in Financial Services Industry and knowledge of Capital Markets and Global Markets products/offerings a must
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team player and manager who can operate independently.
  • Strong commercial acumen and stakeholder management skills.


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