Senior Legal Counsel (min 8 PQE) – FinTech

Job Title: Senior Legal Counsel (min 8 PQE) – FinTech
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Reference: EC/SLC-FT/FS/SG
Contact Name: Eng Chang
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 27, 2021 13:32

Job Description

  • A newly created role
  • Broad scope
  • Great for career growth

Our client, global financial services company is looking to fill a newly created Senior Legal Counsel (min 8 PQE) role.

Reporting into the Head of Legal,  you will be taking lead in managing a broad range of legal, regulatory and compliance matters including drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts, advise on regulatory changes, draft and implement legal policies and other general commercial matters.

You are LLB/LLM qualified with 8 (min) to 12 PQE with experience in tier 1 TMT or FSR Practice (law firms) or FinTech companies. Experience in advising on legal, compliance and regulatory matters related to digital assets and/or cryptocurrency would be very well regarded.

To be successful in the role, you will need to be independent, take ownership in delivering, and be a team player.


Key Responsibilities

  • Drafting, negotiating, and reviewing commercial contracts across the group
  • Advise business stakeholders on a broad range of legal, regulatory and compliance topics in the FinTech space
  • Identifying and managing risk and liability face by the business in their areas of operations
  • Play the role of a strong legal business partner to help business team achieve commercial objectives
  • Ensure compliance to relevant laws in all jurisdictions
  • Handle disputes matters as and when they come up, strategising strategy with external support (whenever required)

Key Requirements

  • Bar qualification (min 8 PQE)
  • Solid in-house experience with FinTech companies and/or private practice (TMT/FSR) experience will be very well-regarded
  • Independent and able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Passion/interest in frontier topics within the FinTech space (i.e. blockchain, crypto, digital assets, digital payments; etc)


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