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Senior Counsel - Private Equity | Regional Role

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Singapore
  • Salary: $220000 - $250000 per annum, Benefits: Health Care & Bonus
  • Job reference: PEEP0218
  • Sector: Compliance, Insurance, Selby Jennings
  • Date posted: 05/02/2018
Top Tier Asian Private Equity firm with strong presence seeks Senior Legal Counsel to join the team in either SG or HK. This is a new headcount due to business expansion within the APAC region.

Our ideal legal candidate for this Senior Legal Counsel role should have at least 7 years of experience in Legal Counsel gained from leading law firms or in-house legal counsel.

The Legal Counsel should have good experience in supporting a regional team and dealing with senior country heads to manage legal and compliance, ensuring that the company is relevant to APAC legislation and in line with company values.

Key Roles and Responsibilities of the Legal Counsel will include:
  • Act for the fund in terms of review and negotiable fund distribution and various other agreements
  • Deliver high standard legal guidance from a commercial perspective
  • Deal with PE investment products – new products in new markets, marketing of funds
  • Transactional work including M&A, Cap markets, dealing with trading desks regarding investing
  • Involvement with many internal functions to enable business and to mitigate and prevent legal risks by analyzing proposed changes to determine impact
  • Involvement in various corporate exercises including liaising with internal and external parties
  • Any ad hoc projects in the legal counsel scope as required
Requirements of the Legal Counsel as follows:
  • Qualified Legal Counsel with 7 years of PQE from any jurisdiction
  • Sold working knowledge of the Asian market
  • Experience in PE and M&A deals - essential
  • This role will require you to liaise with Chinese speaking clients, therefore sound understanding of spoken and written Mandarin is highly preferred
  • Solid legal experience and understanding of the financial industry
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to manage local and international stakeholders
  • Experience working in an international environment is highly preferred
We invite all experienced Senior Legal Counsel candidates who are keen to join this top tier Private Equity firm to please send your applications to us or call Olivia at +65 6589 4464 for a confidential discussion.

Selby Jennings is a Trading Style of Phaidon International (License number 16S8194)
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