Legal Counsel, Global Tier 1 Crypto Company (min 3 PQE), Japanese Speaking

Job Title: Legal Counsel, Global Tier 1 Crypto Company (min 3 PQE), Japanese Speaking
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Salary: SGD120,000-SGD150,000
Reference: EC/LCGT1/FS/SG
Contact Name: Eng Chang
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 17, 2022 11:00

Job Description

  • Established legal team
  • International scope
  • Highly visible role

Our client, a global tier 1 crypto/digital asset company is looking to fill a newly created Legal Counsel role.

Reporting into the VP of Legal, the successful candidate will be advising on a broad range of legal matters across multiple jurisdictions (with a particular focus in the Japan market). Day to day scope includes but not limited to drafting, negotiating, and reviewing a broad range of commercial contracts, advise on new products, advise on general corporate commercial matters, and regulatory matters.

You are LLB qualified and called to the Bar (min 3 PQE). Candidates with experience in FinTech, Financial Service Regulatory, Payments, E-wallet and other related domains would be well regarded. Interest or actual experience in blockchain/digital assets/crypto would be a strong plus. Understanding of the legal and regulatory environment in Japan is a must. The candidate will also be required to be effectively bilingual in English and Japanese. We are open to candidates from all practice group/in-house experience, but language competency would be essential.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Draft, review and negotiate a broad range of commercial agreements
  • Support the team in other general corporate commercial matters
  • Advise stakeholders on possible legal risk and provide mitigation strategies
  • Ensure compliance to company’s policies and regulatory requirements
  • Advise cross functional team on new product launches and support existing products from a legal and regulatory pov
  • Assist in the drafting of policies, guidelines, legal templates, and other documents to ensure best practices
  • Developing and maintaining contract templates
  • Conduct relevant legal training for stakeholders
  • Keep abreast of developments in the legal, regulatory and compliance landscape and advise business stakeholders accordingly

Key Requirements 

  • LLB/LLM qualified
  • Min 3
  • In-house and law firm experience (FinTech/Payments/Financial Services a plus but not necessary)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team player who can operate independently
  • Interest in crypto/blockchain/digital assets
  • Effectively bilingual in English and Japanese


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