Singapore, Singapore

Senior Legal Counsel

Full-time / part-time
Mid-Senior Level
9 Raffles Place

Job description

You will report into the COO, APAC with a functional reporting line into the Group General Counsel. It will require an individual to negotiate and draft commercial contracts across a variety of legal disciplines including Financial Services (primarily funds), Private Wealth, Technology, Commercial, Data Protection. [There will also be the opportunity to get involved in Corporate / M&A projects in the APAC region.]

You’ll work as a key member of the APAC business while collaborating with members of the global legal team at group level and in other business regions (US; UK, Ireland & Crown Dependencies; Continental Europe). You will apply your commercial skills in this varied and challenging position to take responsibility for managing risk across the business. You will work closely with senior management in APAC and senior members of the Group Legal team.

The ideal candidate will have a track-record in delivering results in a fast-moving business and hence be comfortable with change and uncertainty. Excellent stakeholder management experience is essential to being successful in this role.

As a Legal Counsel you'll be responsible for negotiating and draft a wide variety of commercial contracts. Identify, monitor, research and resolve issues relating to commercial contracts liaising with external and internal stakeholders to ensure that risk to the business is minimized. Work closely with our regulated entities and the wider global business. Work closely with the wider group legal team to collaborate on global initiatives and share best practice.

Together we find solutions and make things happen but to do this we want you to contribute; looking for ways to help us get better at what we do in the most efficient and effective way.

Your long-term career goals are important to us too. We want to make sure we’re providing the support and opportunities you need to achieve your dreams so we can build a successful future, together.


Qualified lawyer with Singapore law experience

Experience working in a Singapore / MAS regulated environment

Experience dealing with legal issues connected to onshoring and offshoring

Experience working in a funds environment and a good understanding of the law and regulation application to investment funds in the APAC region.

Experience dealing with senior stakeholders both at clients and internally.

Solid private practice training and experience. At least 5 years PQE experience.

Experience providing legal advice in a commercial environment

Ability to build strong work relationships internally

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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