Transaction Counsel (Real Estate)

Job Title: Transaction Counsel (Real Estate)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Salary: SGD 140,000
Reference: EC/TRANSCOURE/140
Contact Name: EC Chua
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 08, 2019 15:14

Job Description

  • Newly created headcount (expansion)
  • Regional transactional role
  • Well-established (and growing) team

Our client is a US headquartered company. Due to their massive expansion plans currently being executed in the region, the company is looking to fill a couple of Transaction Counsel, Real Estate toles in their Singapore based regional legal team.

You are LLB/LLM qualified, between 4 to 8 PQE (Commonwealth Bar) with in-house experience in handling corporate real estate matters. Experience in negotiating commercial real estate leases in Singapore and across SEA regions would be a major plus. Candidates who do not have real estate experience but strong transactional experience from law firms welcomed to apply.

The company has a progressive, flexible and open work culture.

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

Key Responsibilities

  • Draft, review and negotiate broad range of transactional agreements
  • Play an active role in providing legal support to real estate transactions
  • Advise stakeholders on possible legal risk and provide mitigation strategies related to real estate transactions
  • Play a lead role and bring transactions from start to close. Take full ownership of the transaction and have a sense of urgency for deal closure.
  • Ensure compliance to company’s policies pertaining to real estate transactions
  • Assist in the drafting of policies, guidelines, legal templates and other documents to ensure best practices
  • Coordinate and liaise directly with external counsels on transactions (in SG and overseas markets)

Key Requirements

  • LLB/LLM qualified (min 4 PQE)
  • Bar qualification from a commonwealth jurisdiction
  • Transactional experience gained in law firm or in-house
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Prior experience in Real Estate sector a major plus (but not a must)

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