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Senior Legal Counsel | Leading Financial Services Firm

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Singapore
  • Salary: S$120000 - S$200000 per annum
  • Job reference: 376391/001_1567764294
  • Sector: Legal, Selby Jennings
  • Date posted: 06/09/2019

Our client is an established Financial Services Firm; they are seeking an experienced Legal Counsel to join their ranks.

The Legal Counsel will be in charge of supporting the firm's main businesses (Trade Finance and Commodity Finance), and will be based in Singapore. The ideal candidate will have prior Legal Counsel experience in Trade Finance and/or Commodity Finance, gained from private practice or in-house environments.


  • Supporting the APAC business team in general legal advisory, drafts and reviews of terms sheets and transaction documents, identifying potential pitfalls, and handling security and insolvency matters

  • Provide general legal support across the full range of internal legal matters, including commercial/vendor contracts, regulatory, employment matters, data privacy, etc

  • Assist in the further development and implementation of internal compliance policies and procedures, in accordance to local, regional, and international regulations

  • Collaborate closely with other departments such as Risk, Compliance, Operations, and the front office to support various financing businesses - in particular, trade and commodity finance


  • At least 7 years of experience supporting Trade Finance and/or Commodity Finance, from private practice secondments, or in-house environments

  • Prior experience handling cross-border transaction work

  • Ability to handle multiple stakeholders locally and regionally

  • Proficiency in Business Mandarin would be advantageous, in order to liaise with key stakeholders based in China

Legal professionals with a Trade Finance and/or Commodity Finance background looking for their next challenge, please apply via the link below.

EA License No. 16S8194