Legal Counsel (Oil & Gas/ Trading/ Shipping)

Job Title: Legal Counsel (Oil & Gas/ Trading/ Shipping)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Salary: SGD 90000 to SGD 120000
Reference: CT/LC/OG/SG
Contact Name: Clement Tan
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 09, 2019 14:11

Job Description

  • Large and well-established team, with strong senior mentors
  • Broad scope of work, happy to take candidates directly from private practice
  • Highly competitive bonus package

Our client, an Oil & Gas/ Trading MNC, is looking to hire a legal counsel to be part of their team of 20. The ideal candidate has strong litigation experience, ideally exposed to shipping/ trading matters.

This is a stable role with an established global company, supporting their trading business and working with top-tier lawyers in the team. This is an excellent first in-house role, where my client appreciates those with a strong work ethic, motivated and driven to excel.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drafting, negotiating and reviewing a wide range of commercial contracts
  • Resolving and negotiating any potential disputes
  • Keeping the management and team abreast of the latest developments in the relevant areas of law
  • Commercially savvy and pragmatic legal advice
  • Updating and upholding compliance and internal regulations
  • Liaising with and managing various business stakeholders
  • Advising the business on a variety of legal matters

Key Requirements 

  • At least 3 PQE, called to the Singapore or Malaysian Bar
  • Litigation experience, ideally in Shipping/ Trading
  • A demonstrable loyalty to the company you work/ worked in
  • Conversational Mandarin fluency is preferred, given the regional scope of work

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