Legal Counsel (Financial Services)

Job Title: Legal Counsel (Financial Services)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Salary: SGD 100000 to SGD 120000
Reference: ML/LC/FS/SG
Contact Name: May Lim
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 31, 2020 14:30

Job Description

  • Newly created headcount
  • Exposed to a wide range of work and will be given guidance on new matters
  • Stable and healthy work environment

This is a global financial institution with a growing presence in APAC, looking to hire an additional headcount to the legal team, supporting the Head of Legal. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare facility, security and ancillary documentation for the lending business in accordance with credit approvals and internal policies where loan documentation is drafted by external counsel
  • Supervise the provision of legal services within the organisation to ensure acceptability of all legal deliverables
  • Provide timely and reliable legal advice to the business on legal risks arising from transactions
  • Assist in the negotiating of ISDA/GMRA/GMSLA Master Agreements and related collateral agreements to be entered into by the organisation
  • Adhering to the organisation’s documentation standards and procedures
  • Assist and support the Head of Legal on special projects

Key Requirements

  • A Singapore-qualified banking and finance lawyer with 3 – 5 years PQE
  • Minimum 3 years’ work experience as lender’s counsel in a reputable law firm
  • Familiarity with loan and security documentation (for both bilateral and syndicated loans) is essential
  • Strong written and spoken English communication skills
  • A team player with an inquiring mind, who is meticulous, resourceful and a self-starter with good interpersonal and stakeholder management skills
  • Previous work experience in the financial services sector would be an advantage


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