Legal Counsel (1-3 PQE), Venture Capital

Posted 28 April 2022
Job type Permanent
DisciplineChief Operating Officer & Governance

Job Description

  • Newly created headcount
  • Great culture (0 attrition)
  • Broad scope (transactional and gen corp)

Our client, a leading Venture Capital with a diverse portfolio of investments in Singapore is looking to fill a newly created Legal Counsel (1-3 PQE) role.

Reporting into the General Counsel, the successful candidate will be entrusted to provide advice on a broad range of transactional (M&A/VC), general corporate commercial, regulatory as well as compliance matters.

You are LLB qualified and called to the Singapore Bar (min 1 PQE). You should come with a combination of in-house as well as private practice (candidates coming directly from law firm would be most welcomed to apply). Prior experience in advising on M&A/VC transactions would be a must and exposure to funds related work would be a major plus (although not essential).

This is an excellent opportunity for junior lawyers in private practice to transit into an in-house role with broad commercial exposure as well as dynamic career opportunities.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Advise on transactional (M&A/VC) matters i.e., investments/divestments, funds formation; etc
  • Provide ad-hoc legal support to portfolio companies
  • Advise stakeholders on possible legal risk and provide mitigation strategies
  • Draft and review a broad range of commercial contracts
  • Assist in the drafting of legal policies, guidelines, legal templates, and other documents to ensure best practices
  • Developing and maintaining contract templates
  • Work with external counsels (whenever appropriate) on a wide array of matters

Key Requirements 

  • LLB/LLM qualified
  • Min 1 PQE
  • In-house and law firm (M&A/VC Practice) experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team player who can operate independently and in a fast-paced environment


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