Legal Counsel (Senior Associate)

Posted 23 April 2023
Job type Permanent

Job description

  • Fortune 500 Company (Food Products / Trading)
  • Focus: Trade Finance / Banking Transactions
  • c$8-10k per month


The Company

The company is a well-respected conglomerate enjoying international market leadership within its segmented product categories. Operating a global, vertically-integrated business, the firm adopts a farm-to-fork strategy supported by integrated food process manufacturing, distribution and trading. The company is now keen to bolster its in-house legal team with the appointment of an Associate-level Legal Counsel with focus upon trade finance transactions.


The Position

Located in Singapore, whilst reporting directly to the Group Head of Legal, the appointed individual will provide necessary advice, structuring, drafting and execution of trade finance, letters of credit and other related security arrangements to support its global commodity trading. This will incorporate loans, project finance and hedging-related transactions supported by corporate bonds, bank guarantees and similar whilst meeting and advising upon applicable regulations. Naturally, the appointed individual will build and update associated guidelines to support Group policy whilst establishing appropriate procedures and templates for the efficient execution of related transactions whilst concurrently undertaking filings and providing regulatory and compliance-related advice. Aside from drafting trade and receivables financing documents, the appointed individual will also review and draft associated corporate resolutions, notices and side letters.


The Person

Interested candidates should offer around 4-6 years PQE gained within Practice or a similar In-house capacity, knowledge of Singapore Law and a specialisation toward banking & finance transactions and associated regulatory and compliance matters. This should include significant exposure to the advice, structuring, negotiation, drafting and execution of trade finance and related documents and experience relating to LMA/APLMA, SBLC, L/C and other standard banking documents as well as laws and regulations governing UCP, URDG and ISP. Operating within a dynamic, global business, the appointed individual will require exceptional organisational skills with an ability to meet deadlines underpinned by an ability to build collaborative relationships with key stakeholders.