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To manage legal risks and to provide legal support to ECM and M&A Transaction Group functions within the IB APAC covering a range of corporate finance activities in or involving Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand.
ECM product coverage includes initial public offerings, block trades, new issues, secondary placements, rights issues and other forms of equity fund raising. Work includes the provision of day-to-day pre-deal, post-deal and non-deal support to coverage, sector and product teams. In relation to M&A, work includes review and clearance of consultant contracts, engagement letter/mandate letters, RFPs, commitment letters, strategic cooperation agreements, pre- mandates, teasers, pitch books, MOUs, LOIs and NDAs.
Daily work includes (i) drafting, reviewing, commenting and negotiating legal documentation, (ii) managing transaction flow from a legal perspective including coordinating with various parties such as Execution, Syndicate, Compliance and, where appropriate, external lawyers; (iii) assisting in structuring of transactions; and (iv) delivering advice on a range of laws, rules and regulations applicable to corporate finance activities in SE Asian countries.
To attend a range of committee and internal control meetings and to work closely with Compliance on all regulatory aspects including issues on independence, potential conflicts of interest and internal procedures.
Creation and maintenance of a system of precedents, templates and bibles in relation to South East Asian matters.
Ensuring that internal legal policies and guidelines are understood and implemented; providing training to internal clients and colleagues where appropriate.
A lawyer qualified to practice in Singapore with good academic qualifications. Qualifications in other jurisdictions preferred but not essential. Candidates must have
At least 7 years pqe or equivalent experience (will consider less than 7 years if candidate demonstrates sufficient competency and maturity)
Solid technical knowledge and experience in equity capital market work and ability to give sound advice on applicable rules and legislation
Prior experience on, and ideally broad exposure to, a range of SE Asia regional ECM/M&A deals highly desirable
Solid and substantial experience in corporate finance matters and transactions gained either from a reputable multinational law firm or in-house position of a reputable international bank
Pro-active, ability to work independently, problem solve and take ownership of deals
Team player with ability to work under pressure
Technically sound but sufficiently commercially-minded with strong interpersonal and communication skills
Able to deal with a demanding internal client base, including by handling multiple matters simultaneously and meeting tight deadlines when required