Legal Counsel (min 3 PQE), Real Estate Company

Posted 17 March 2024
Job type Permanent
DisciplineChief Operating Officer & Governance

Job Description

Company Overview:
Our client is a leading real estate company headquartered in Singapore, with a strong presence in the region. Renowned for its innovative approach and commitment to excellence, the company has a distinguished track record in real estate development and investment.

Position Overview:
We are seeking a dynamic and proactive Legal Counsel to join our client's established legal team in Singapore. The successful candidate will have at least 3 years of post-qualification experience (PQE) and a background in corporate law, preferably with a focus on M&A or corporate real estate practice gained from reputable law firms. This is an excellent opportunity for a junior lawyer to make the transition in-house and play a pivotal role in a leading real estate company.

  • Provide legal advice and support on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, including M&A transactions, joint ventures, and corporate restructuring.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate various contracts and agreements, including property acquisition and disposition agreements, lease agreements, and construction contracts.
  • Conduct legal due diligence on potential investments and transactions, identifying risks and advising on mitigation strategies.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders across different departments to ensure legal compliance and risk management within the organization.
  • Keep abreast of relevant legal developments and regulatory changes affecting the real estate industry, and provide proactive advice to the business.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of legal policies, procedures, and best practices to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the legal function.
  • Handle ad-hoc legal projects and initiatives as required by the business.

  • Bachelor's degree in Law from a reputable university; admission to the Singapore Bar or equivalent qualification.
  • Minimum of 3 years of PQE in corporate law, with a focus on M&A or corporate real estate practice gained from top-tier law firms.
  • Strong understanding of corporate and commercial law principles, with experience in drafting and negotiating complex contracts and agreements.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact confidently with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Proactive and commercially minded, with a solution-oriented approach to problem-solving.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Fluency in English is essential, and proficiency in additional languages would be advantageous.
  • Prior in-house experience or exposure to the real estate industry would be preferred but not essential.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and ambitious lawyer to join a leading real estate company and gain valuable experience in an in-house legal role. If you meet the qualifications and are looking to take the next step in your career, we encourage you to apply.