CLIENT SUMMARY Our client is a global builder of next-generation Information and Communications Technologies companies who invests in, incubates and scales companies to become global or regional market leaders.
Our Client has established an exceptional track record in building successful businesses with a strong competitive advantage, and constantly seeks out new ventures with strong synergies with its existing businesses to drive growth.
Headquartered in Singapore, our client has a vast and growing network across Asia Pacific and Africa.
We are currently looking for an exceptional and resourceful legal counsel who enjoys company secretariat work in listed companies. The legal counsel will report to and assist the Director for Legal & Corporate Secretariat with the legal and corporate secretarial functions in support of the growing business within the Group, and making sure appropriate and effective legal processes are in place to manage legal exposures.
The incumbent is also expected to anticipate and guard against legal risks by developing and recommending solutions and positions to protect the Group’s interest.
The Main Responsibilities:
Assist with the legal and corporate secretarial activities
Provide legal advice and services in support of business activities, including drafting and/or reviewing business contracts and agreements, to ensure legal compliance and provide advice and necessary recommendation in managing legal and commercial exposures.
Assist with the corporate secretarial and regulatory compliance requirements for the unlisted and listed companies within the Group, and supporting the respective Board and Board committees in meetings and passing resolutions.
Review and implement best practice corporate guidelines and policies with regards to legal and corporate secretarial matters and compliance.
Assist with M&A activities, including deal structuring with regards to the legal aspect, legal due diligence, and other relevant compliance activities when necessary.
Provide legal training to sales
Liaise with external professionals & project team.
Strengthen business support and effectiveness around legal process, identify areas and work on process improvement on ongoing basis.
Degree in Law.
8-9 years of related working experiences and handles corporate legal works in listed companies.
Professional Qualification/Certification: Admission to the Singapore (and/or an overseas) Bar is essential.
Knowledge of the laws of Singapore and any APAC jurisdiction will be advantageous.
Demonstrated collaborative, negotiation and problem-solving skills.
Experience in corporate governance work in Singapore and other jurisdictions and complex corporate structures.
Understanding and experience in working with M&A, and other complex transactional work.
Exceptional legal analysis and writing skills.
Ability to coordinate and effectively manage large amounts of complex work.
Ability to analyse case law and provide recommendations
Ability to effectively interact with different types/levels of people including senior business leaders.
Ability to integrate business and legal considerations to produce practical and cost-effective legal advice.
Experience and proven capability to advocate legal/regulatory position with government officials and industry bodies.
Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
Demonstrated skills in handling multiple tasks and working in cross functional teams.