Senior Legal Counsel (min 8 PQE) - Asset Management

Posted 10 August 2021
Job type Permanent
DisciplineChief Operating Officer & Governance

Job Description

  • Broad scope
  • Established team
  • Excellent career growth

Our client, an international leading asset management company is looking to fill a Senior Legal Counsel (min 8 PQE) role based out of their Singapore office.

Reporting into the Head of Legal, the successful candidate will take a lead role in advising on a broad scope of legal matters relevant to the asset management business (i.e. portfolio management, trading, investment and fund distribution). As a Senior Counsel within the team, the successful candidate will also be advising on general corporate commercial matters and play the role of a mentor to junior counsels in the team.

The ideal candidate should be qualified to the commonwealth jurisdiction (min 8 PQE) and has prior in-house experience with a financial institution, preferably with experience and understanding of the asset management business/products. Chinese skills a plus although not essential (due to the need to liaise with stakeholders in Mainland China).

To be successful in the role, you will need to be a team player, able to work independently and open to learning/contributing in broader areas.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide legal advisory on matters related to asset management business (i.e. portfolio management, trading, investment and fund distribution)
  • Lead negotiations on fund documents, distribution arrangements and investment management agreements with counter parties.
  • Advise business on regulatory changes and possible impact on the business
  • Provide leadership in the development and maintenance of templates, precedents and policies
  • Provide legal support and counsel in broader and general matters within the asset management business
  • Support regional legal needs as and when required
  • Collaborate effectively and foster relationships with key internal members (risk, ops, compliance) and investor teams.
  • Advise on general corporate commercial matters

Key Requirements

  • LLB/JD qualified
  • Commonwealth Bar qualification (min 8 PQE)
  • In-house experience with financial institutions(s) ideally within the asset management space
  • Able to work independently while contributing to overall team objectives
  • Interest in the asset management industry/business


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