Senior Legal Counsel

Job Title: Senior Legal Counsel
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Reference: 4_310818
Contact Name: Sophie Chen
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 31, 2018 18:22

Job Description

Our client is a leading insurance services company that provides life insurance cover to High Net Worth Individuals (HNI), families and businesses across Asia and beyond with over 100 years of history. They offer innovative insurance solutions that help customers protect their wealth legacies and preserve their hard-earned assets for generations to come

They are looking to hire a Senior Legal Counsel to join their team in Singapore who will be responsible for:

  • Draft, review and negotiate a range of legal documents:  confidentiality agreements and services agreements and other commercial agreements; marketing materials; standard templates etc.
  • Provide transactional support, including new business partner transactions, drafting and negotiating key agreements with counterparties
  • Participate in new product development, including insurance policy forms
  • Participate in legal entity structuring – shareholder relationships, corporate structure, intragroup reorganizations
  • Work closely with compliance colleagues in addressing or responding to MAS requirements and to ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations
  • Work closely with legal and Compliance colleagues in addressing or responding to enquiries and requests for assistance from business colleagues
  • Provide legal advice to management to facilitate sound business decisions
  • Co-ordinate and manage the approach to legal risk to ensure that the business is adequately protected
  • Build, maintain and manage positive and effective relationships with law firms and other appropriate external parties
  • Handle special projects and other assignments as delegated


  • University law degree and admitted to practice as a lawyer in Singapore 
  • Minimum of 8 years’ post-qualification experience, ideally including both international law firm and in-house experience with an international financial services organization (insurance/banking)
  • Flexible team player, strategic-thinker, solutions-oriented, problem solver
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications & presentation skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to interface effectively with clients, other departments, diverse cultures and all levels within the organization in multiple jurisdictions