legal counsel - commodities trading in Singapore

stella he, randstad
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commodities trading
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8 years
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about the company
our client is a well established MNC trading with strong presence globally. Due to expansion, they are seeking an energetic and dynamic high-calibre Legal Counsel (Bulk commodities) to support its expansion plan in APAC & Europe.

about the job

  • Advise on all aspects of physical and financial trading contracts with the Traders & logistic team
  • Carrying out due diligence on new jurisdictions and or trading structures prior to commencing trading;
  • Advising on freight contracts and matters ancillary to the shipping of physical commodities;
  • Advising on and managing contentious trading matters / disputes;
  • Providing legal advice in relation to all standard and non-standard trading and shipping documentation including LOIs and bills of lading;
  • Advising on and keeping abreast of existing and planned changes in relevant legislation;
  • Advising on trade/structured finance matters relating to the commodity trading including documentary credits
  • Managing and developing relationships with external counsel where required (although candidates must be able to deliver a high quality of accurate advice in-house for the jurisdictions in which they are qualified, without routinely incurring external legal costs);
  • Drafting memos and guidance notes to the trading desks;
  • Providing detailed research and support in respect of new trading activities

skills and experience required

  • Admitted to practice in England & Wales or Singapore. Candidates admitted in other jurisdictions with sound knowledge of relevant regional laws may be considered.
  • Minimum 8 years of post qualification experience (PQE)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate and draft fluently.
  • Strong transactional background, with solid drafting and negotiation experience and understanding of commodities trading industry (preferably in Hard commodities industry - bulk)
  • A successful candidate must be mature, meticulous, enthusiastic, fast learning, self-motivated, enjoy working hard and being challenged, able to work independently and at times with little supervision, and demonstrate sound judgement in challenging and ambiguous situations

To apply online please use the 'apply' function, alternatively you may contact Stella He at 9232 6504.
(EA: 94C3609/ R1987043 )


legal / in-house / commodities trading / bulk


Bachelor's degree in Law

educational requirements

Bachelor Degree