Legal/Senior Legal Counsel (Real Estate)

Job Title: Legal/Senior Legal Counsel (Real Estate)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Salary: SGD 200,000
Reference: EC/LSENREST/200
Contact Name: EC Chua
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 15, 2019 20:51

Job Description

  • HQ environment
  • High visibility
  • Lead role

Our client, a global conglomerate is looking to fill a Senior legal counsel role based out of Singapore. Reporting into the Deputy General Counsel, you will be part of an established global legal team with the mandate to advise business stakeholders on a broad range of legal matters specifically in the real estate business. While there is a sector focus, the successful candidate will also be given the opportunity to work on matters in other non-real estate business lines.  

You are LLB/LLM qualified with at least 8 PQE (Commonwealth Bar). Prior in-house experience in Real Estate companies/law practice will be well regarded (but not a must). Candidates coming straight from law firm will be more than welcomed to apply.  

The company has a progressive environment, flat hierarchy and high growth trajectory.

To be successful in the role, you will need to be collaborative, independent, hands on and able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Draft, review and negotiate broad range commercial agreements related to the Real Estate industry
  • Advise business stakeholders on land acquisition/bids, sale and purchase agreements, en-bloc, leasing, joint ventures and other matters
  • Advise stakeholders on possible legal risk and provide mitigation strategies
  • Support the legal department in managing any litigation or contentious matters across the region
  • Ensure compliance to company’s policies and regulatory requirements
  • Assist in the drafting of policies, guidelines, legal templates and other documents to ensure best practices
  • Coordinate and liaise directly with external counsels (mostly on leasing matters)

Key Requirements

  • LLB/LLM qualified (min 8 PQE)
  • Bar qualification from a commonwealth jurisdiction (Singapore preferred)
  • Strong in-house (real estate) and/or law firm (real estate practice) experience will be well regarded but not a must
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team player who can operate independently and in a fast paced environment

EA Licence No.: 15S7496

For more senior job postings, market Intel and commentary please follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook "Space Executive" and Twitter @spaceexecutive.