Legal Counsel - Global Commodities Trading Firm (min 7 PQE)

Job Title: Legal Counsel - Global Commodities Trading Firm (min 7 PQE)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Salary: SGD180,000-SGD250,000
Reference: EC/LC/GCTF/SG
Contact Name: Eng Chang
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 05, 2022 14:48

Job Description

  • Newly created headcount
  • Global coverage
  • Highly visible role

Our client, a global commodities trading firm is looking to fill a newly created Legal Counsel role in their Singapore office.

Reporting into the Global Head of Legal, the successful candidate will be given the remit to advise on a broad range of legal, regulatory and compliance matters. Day to day scope will include but not limited to drafting and reviewing commercial agreements, advise on shipping/charterparty matters, advise on derivatives transactions and other matters related to the global commodities trading business.

The successful candidate should be LLB/LLM qualified, called to the Bar and come with at least 7 years of relevant experience gained either in a law firm and/or an in-house legal role with a commodities trading firm.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Draft, review and negotiate a broad range of commercial agreements including commodities sales & purchase agreements, warehousing/logistic agreements, charterparty/shipping agreements, novation agreements and others related to the global commodities trading business
  • Advise on derivatives transaction as well as general corporate commercial matters
  • Engage and manage external lawyers as and when required
  • Keep abreast of developments in relevant regulatory framework and policies
  • Advise stakeholders on possible legal risk and provide mitigation strategies
  • Advise on compliance related matters including laws and regulation related to commodities trading, sanctions, AML, anti-trust, ABC; etc.
  • Assist in the drafting of legal policies, guidelines, legal templates, and other documents to ensure best practices
  • Providing relevant legal and compliance training to internal stakeholders as and when required

Key Requirements 

  • LLB/LLM qualified
  • Bar qualification (Commonwealth jurisdiction preferred)
  • Min 7 PQE
  • Relevant In-house and/or law firm experience in the Commodities Trading space
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team player who can operate independently and in a fast-paced environment


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