VP, Legal Counsel

  • Attractive remuneration plus benefits
  • Singapore Singapore Singapore SG
  • Permanent, Full time
  • WMRC , EA Licence No: 16S8166
  • 23 Mar 18 2018-03-23

Reporting to the Head of Legal & Compliance, you will provide legal and regulatory advice in relation to regulated activities conducted in the Bank and will ensure adherence to legal and regulatory requirements as well as internal compliance/ ethical standards.

You will provide legal advice on banking operations and draft and review various agreements and liaise with the external legal counsel to ensure that legal risks are well managed.  Based in Singapore, and as member of Singapore Legal team, you will deal with legal and compliance issues of the various business lines, including licensing-related issues and regulatory reporting.  You will provide legal advice on Singapore laws and regulations in relation to ongoing operations for the Bank including but not limited to MAS legislation and regulations, the Banking Act, Companies Act, Securities and Futures Act, Personal Data Protection Act and related regulations.  You will also provide legal advice and support on credit and security matters and issues.

You will review and update the various bank documents, as well as draft and review the various agreements (whether internally, with clients or third parties) as well as marketing materials or offer documents.  You will closely follow/ monitor legal and regulatory developments to provide legal and regulatory advice and to ensure compliance with the relevant legal and regulatory requirements.  You will advise and manage new/ special projects (new business offering or initiatives, products or services, legal developments and regulatory changes etc.), new/ revised Group directives and draft attendant service level agreements, policies and procedures etc.

You will develop, implement and monitor procedures and standards related to the legal function, including updating of legal policies and procedures in accordance with legal and regulatory developments and internal Group guidelines/ policies.  You will manage internal stakeholders and maintain key internal relationships to foster a positive culture through communications, training and will provide staff with timely and pragmatic advice on day-to-day business issues.  You will handle corporate secretariat matters for the Bank and conduct training on legal documentation as well as legal issues for employees. 


  • Minimum 10 years of post qualified experience, including 5 years of relevant work experience as in-house legal counsel of a bank or asset management company
  • Good knowledge of MAS rules/ regulations in Singapore 
  • Good knowledge of practices in the financial industry
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Organized and attentive to details
  • Self-motivated and a strong team player 
  • Possess excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills


Submit your application to recruitment@wmrc.com.sg quoting the Job Title or call +65 6549 7818 for more information.

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