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Inhouse- Legal Counsel

Ref: JN -072018-61662
Salary
Negotiable
Location
Asia, Singapore
Sector
Legal, In-house Legal
Date
6th July 2018
Job Type
Permanent

The Company

Our client is one of the leading financial institutions who specialises in their area of financing. They are now looking to hire a mid to senior lawyer to join their team based in Singapore.

Responsibilities:

  • Providing legal advice and guidance to the local origination team and the deal team at head-office.
  • Conducting due diligence for all potential transactions. This includes identifying legal and credit issues and offering solutions.
  • Preparing, reviewing, negotiating and/or finalizing cost undertaking letters, side letters, amendment agreements and finance documents, including legal opinions.
  • Ensure compliance with local Know Your Customer guidelines and requirements in collaboration with the Compliance Officer.
  • Providing ad-hoc local and/or regional legal support to, among others, Credit, Transaction Advisory and Legal at head-office on cross-border transactions and internal projects/processes, and the Compliance Officer on compliance / KYC processes.
  • Assisting with local regulatory matters. For example, reviewing and interpreting MAS guidelines and regulations, and reviewing and advising on responses to auditors (internal and external) and MAS.

Requirements:

  • Recognized Law Degree
  • 4-8 PQE
  • Chinese language proficiency (spoken and written) would be an advantage in order to deal with Chinese clients
  • Experience in cross-border transactions would be an advantage.
  • Familiarity with real estate transactions/laws and MAS merchant bank rules, regulations and guidelines would be an advantage.
  • Excellent team player with the ability to work independently.
  • Good interpersonal and interactive skills.

This firm is one of the leading companies in the industry and this role will be ideal for candidates looking for a challenging position with good work-life balance.

License No: 12C6031 / EA Reg. ID R1325169

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