Senior Counsel – Shipping/ Marine

Job Title: Senior Counsel – Shipping/ Marine
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Salary: SGD$120,000-SGD$220,000
Reference: CT/SC/S/SG
Contact Name: Clement Tan
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 12, 2020 13:27

Job Description

  • Fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Lead counsel for Singapore with high visibility to stakeholders, managing a team of 3
  • Highly competitive salary package

Our client, a regional Shipping/ Marine MNC, is looking to hire a senior legal counsel to be part of their global legal team and leading the junior members of the team.

The ideal candidate has strong commercial exposure in the shipping/ marine space. This is a stable role with an established regional company, supporting their business across APAC.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Drafting, negotiating and reviewing a wide range of commercial contracts
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts and bid / tenders including charterparties, heads of agreement, memoranda for sale and purchase of vessels, insurances, crew contracts, agency agreements, and marketing agreement
  • Resolving, negotiating and managing any potential disputes in the region
  • Handle Mergers and acquisition and general corporate and banking matters; including reviewing, drafting, negotiating and/or instructing external counsels
  • Commercially savvy and pragmatic legal advice in areas such as employment/ litigation/ licensing matters
  • Updating and upholding compliance and internal regulations
  • Liaising with and managing various business stakeholders

Key Requirements 

  • At least 8 PQE, ideally called to the Singapore Bar
  • Trained and practiced at a top law firm
  • Ideally having in-house exposure and experience leading a team
  • Experience in Shipping/Maritime work is ideal
  • Initiated, driven, adaptable and with strong interpersonal skills


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