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Pasig City, Philippines

Corporate Legal Counsel

Full-time / part-time
Entry Level
Ortigas Center
Pasig City

Job description

JOB DESCRIPTION: Corporate Legal Counsel

Office: Manila

Department: Legal  

Reports to: Group Head of Legal Fund Services


Job summary

To primarily provide legal support to IQ EQ APAC region and additional support to the global business as may be required from time to time.

The legal department is responsible for drafting and negotiating all client, supplier and internal contracts (excluding standard employment contracts), managing relationships with all external legal service providers and providing legal advice  on a variety of ad hoc projects.

The role involves a number of activities that require drafting of legal documents and  negotiation on general contracts, where required, and the co-ordination and management of back office administration and events underpinning this remit.


Functional areas and responsibilities

Agreements and contracts

  • Drafting of legal agreements with clients and third parties;

  • Drafting and/ or review of legal agreements between IQ EQ Group and external service providers;

  • Logging, scanning and tracking of all legal agreement both internally (with Sales and Client Services teams) and externally (with clients) including confidentiality agreements, fee proposals, fund administration agreements, depositary agreement, company secretarial agreements, delegation agreements, services agreements, amendment agreements, addenda and side letters;

  • Updating and maintaining legal templates;

  • Maintaining client legal files;

  • General legal administration.


  • Maintaining all lease documentation and highlighting any key date/ issues to executives;

  • Liaising with building managers and external suppliers where required.

    Other legal issues

  • Providing all legal assistance and support for any ad hoc legal issues that arise;

  • Preparing legal documentation for new offices when required;

  • Providing legal assistance and support in relation to litigation matters;

  • Drafting ad hoc documents and letters;

  • Conducting legal research where required;

  • Providing assistance in the creation and updating of internal procedure documents;

  • Supporting any other reasonable business request or duties as required;

  • Providing assistance in managing external legal counsel as and when required;

  • Drafting monthly and quarterly board reports;

  • Update and maintain the legal log of active matters within the team and status reports.




Qualifications and work experience

  • Law degree from reputable university;

  • Lawyer qualified in Philippines/ SNG/HK or  other Commonwealth/ relevant jurisdiction;

  • Requisite experience gained in a reputable law firm or in-house.


    Essential experience

  • Legal research and drafting skills;

  • Drafting commercial agreements and contracts;

  • Corporate, commercial and contract law;

  • Providing legal advice or assistance on a variety of legal matters;

  • Advanced skills in Word, PowerPoint and Excel;

  • Very strong organisational skills and adaptable and flexible with regard to activities undertaken;

  • Strong commercial awareness – genuine interest in business drivers and the intellectual capacity to quickly pick up new business concepts;

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written;

  • Meticulous and detail conscious.


    Desirable experience

  • Private equity industry experience – preferably in financial services and/ or fund structuring (deal experience also acceptable);

  • Global corporate structures, similar to the IQ EQ Group structure, preferably with some experience of Hong Kong and Singapore law;

  • Working with collective investments schemes (ideally including private equity funds);

  • Data protection law and  financial services regulation

Additional information

At IQ-EQ we want you to reach your full potential. We offer an inclusive and diverse environment to support your career aspirations. With a strong emphasis on continuous learning and a holistic approach to your professional and personal development. We also offer opportunities across our service lines and our international network of offices.

Company description

IQ-EQ is a leading Investor Services group which combines global expertise with an unwavering focus on client service delivery. We support fund managers, global companies, family offices and private clients operating worldwide.

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