Legal Counsel, Professional Services (5 to 8 PQE) – Exclusive role

Job Title: Legal Counsel, Professional Services (5 to 8 PQE) – Exclusive role
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Salary: SGD120,000-SGD180,000
Reference: EC/LCPRS/A/SG
Contact Name: Eng Chang
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 04, 2021 22:37

Job Description

  • Group HQ environment
  • Broad scope
  • Regional coverage

We have been exclusively appointed by our client, a leading professional and corporate services MNC to fill a newly created legal counsel (5 to 8 PQE).

Reporting into the General Counsel, you will be given the remit to manage and advise on a broad range of legal, compliance and regulatory matters at the group level (regional scope).

To be successful in the role, you will need to be a team player and have strong commercial acumen. Prior experience in corporate services/professional services industry would be well regarded (but not required).  


Key Responsibilities 

  • Draft, review and negotiate broad range of commercial contracts (service level agreements, NDAs, engagement letters, software licensing agreements; etc)
  • Assist in developing compliance policies (including data protection related topics), framework and ensure strong adherence across the company.
  • keeps abreast of relevant legal and regulatory developments that will affect business operations and advise stakeholders accordingly.
  • Provide legal advice to corporate functions on various matters i.e., with HR with regards to employment related matters
  • Manage external counsels as and when required.
  • Assist in managing contentious/dispute matters as and when issues come up.
  • Provide legal advice and structuring on new products/services.
  • Support in advising on transactional matters (M&A, financing, investments; etc) as and when required.
  • Periodically conduct legal and compliance training to colleagues

Key Requirements 

  • LLB/Juris Doctor qualification from a recognised institution
  • Qualified to the Bar (Singapore preferred but open to Commonwealth jurisdictions)
  • Between 5 to 8 PQE gained from law firm and in-house (prior experience in similar industry i.e., corporate services/professional services a major plus but not required
  • Strong commercial acumen and a proven team player


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