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Legal Counsel/Senior Legal Counsel (Investment Matters) Office of Legal Affairs

Date: 23-Nov-2021

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

Legal Counsel/Senior Legal Counsel (Investment Matters)
Office of Legal Affairs


We are seeking qualified candidates to provide legal support to the investment and operations teams at NUS’ Investment Office. The Investment Office manages the investment of the University’s endowment and related funds. This position will report to the Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel, with a dotted/matrix reporting to the Chief Investment Officer; day-to-day direction on investment matters is provided by the Chief Investment Officer. The role will appeal to qualified lawyers of 5-10 years PQE, who can work steadily and are able to manage both legal and non-legal issues.



Duties and Responsibilities of the Role

•    Reviewing and drafting agreements and other documents relating to domestic and foreign private investment funds, managed accounts, and co-investment vehicles

•    Monitoring and advising on domestic and foreign legal, regulatory, and compliance matters relating to investment matters

•    Supporting operational due diligence

•    Reviewing and implementing systems, policies and procedures to streamline processes and manage risks in the investment process

•    Supporting the investment responsibility function at the Investment Office. 

•    Working with outside counsel, investment professionals, and members of the investment operations team to address other legal, regulatory, and business issues

•    Reviewing and drafting other commercial agreements, including non-disclosure agreements, vendor contracts, consulting agreements, and engagement letters.

•    Providing legal advice on other non-investment issues as required, including contentious and non-contentious corporate/commercial matters

•    Advising on legal compliance, governance and policy issues

•    Legal research

•    Conducting or arranging in-house legal training and education


Requirements for the Role


•    Recognised law degree and professional qualifications (preferably called to the Singapore Bar)

•    Minimum 5 years PQE in a law firm or as an in-house legal counsel

•    Strong corporate and commercial experience with interest in or exposure to investment-related work; experience in investor-side review and negotiation of investment fund

agreements, and familiarity with regulatory and compliance issues associated with investment-related activities would be advantageous

•    Excellence in judgment, writing, analytical and communication skills

•    Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment with internal and external contacts at all levels

•    Highest level of professionalism and integrity

•    Strong interpersonal and time-management skills

•    Ability to deal with legal and non-legal issues holistically and with a sound level of maturity



What NUS has to Offer 


•    Competitive package and excellent employee benefits ,

•    Opportunities to learn new skills 

•    Good work-life balance 

•    Motivating and collegiate work environment

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Office of Legal Affairs

Department : Office of Legal Affairs

Employee Referral Eligible:

Job requisition ID : 7187