Legal Counsel

Job Title: Legal Counsel
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Salary: SGD$150,000-SGD$180,000
Reference: EC/LC/Fintech/SG
Contact Name: Eng Chang
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 21, 2020 21:12

Job Description

  • Newly created headcount
  • Frontier fintech topics to look at
  • Startup and fast paced environment.

Our client, a global FinTech unicorn is looking to hire a Legal Counsel to be based out of their Singapore office. Reporting into the General Counsel, this is a newly created role with the mandate to advise on a broad range of legal, regulatory and compliance matters.

Candidates with strong experience in the payments and/or financial services regulatory space will be well regarded. Lawyers currently in law firm with relevant experience welcomed to apply. This is a good role for candidates to transit from practice into in-house.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Draft, review and negotiate a broad range of commercial agreements
  • Contribute to legal, compliance and regulatory policy formation and implementation
  • Be kept abreast of regulatory developments in the FinTech/Payments space and advise stakeholders accordingly
  • Advise on privacy and data security related matters
  • Advise on Compliance related matters and support in regulatory license applications
  • Advise on general corporate commercial matters
  • Take on ad-hoc task and regional projects as directed by the General Counsel

Key Requirements 

  • Min 5 PQE (Commonwealth jurisdiction)
  • Passionate about FinTech/startup
  • Relevant experience in Payments (law firm or in-house)
  • Startup mentality
  • Hands on and ability to thrive in a fast paced environment


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