Legal Counsel (1-4 PQE), PE Backed Real Estate/Logistics MNC

Posted 21 February 2023
Job type Permanent
DisciplineChief Operating Officer & Governance
EA License No.15S7496

Job Description

My client, a tier 1 private equity backed Real Estate/Logistics MNC is looking to fill a newly created Legal Counsel role. Reporting to the Regional Head of Legal, the successful candidate will be given the remit to advise on a broad range of transactional and general corporate commercial matters across the region.

Day to day scope will include (but not limited to) advising on real estate acquisitions/investments, other transactional matters (i.e. financing), drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, manage dispute matters (as and when they arises) and assist in ensuring compliance to company policies and frameworks.

This is a fantastic and highly visible opportunity for junior to mid level lawyers (from practice) or in-house counsels to explore. The company is at a high-growth stage with possible liquidity events in the future.

Key Responsibilities

  • Draft, review and negotiate a wide array of commercial contracts

  • Advise on both transactional (investments, acquisitions, financing) and general corporate commercial matters

  • Ensure compliant to company wide policies, processes and frameworks

  • Identify and advise stakeholders on legal risk and mitigation strategies

  • Assist in managing disputes matters (as and when they arise)

  • Keep abreast of development in real estate laws across the region to ensure advice to stakeholders on relevant transactions are kept robust and updated

Key Requirements

  • LLB/LLM/JD qualified from a well-recognised University

  • 1-4 PQE, Commonwealth Bar qualifications (SG preferred but not a must)

  • Whilst corporate lawyers would be well-regarded, we are open to considering candidates from a wide-array of practice groups

  • Real Estate/Logistics industry experience a plus but not required

  • Excellent communications skills

  • Team player

  • Professional competency is English and 1 other Asian languages will be very well regarded (but not a must)