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Position : Senior Associate/ Assistant Vice President, Legal
Business / Support Unit : Legal, Compliance & Corporate Secretariat
Function : Legal
Reference No. : 2018/0810
Job Description


Key Responsibilities

  • Reports to Lead Counsel, Legal within SGX Group’s Legal, Compliance and Corporate Secretariat unit.
  • Provide legal support on matters relating to SGX’s and its subsidiaries’ business and regulatory activities globally, including but not limited to:
    • operating exchanges and clearing houses for securities and derivatives;
    • operating Singapore’s central securities depository;
    • providing and calculating market benchmarks; and
    • operating Singapore’s wholesale electricity market.
  • Further SGX’s commercial interests, while ensuring that legal, reputational and other relevant risks are mitigated. Support SGX’s compliance frameworks and processes.
  • Keep abreast of, and advise on, legal and regulatory developments both in Singapore and foreign jurisdictions in which SGX maintains key business interests.
  • Review, draft and negotiate commercial contracts and regulatory instruments, which include but are not limited to service-level agreements, licensing agreements, rulebooks, and terms and conditions for services.
  • Engage effectively with internal and external stakeholders and service providers. These include senior management, market participants, regulators and external counsel.
Job Requirements


  • Good Bachelor’s degree in law with 4 to 8 years’ experience.
  • In-depth experience in corporate and commercial matters at a highly-rated law firm or in a large in-house setting. Compliance or litigation experience would be a plus.
  • Preference for experience with supporting stakeholders in the financial services industry, including familiarity with local and foreign regulatory frameworks and liaison with regulators.

Essential Attributes           

  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to oversee multiple projects.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, coupled with commercial sensibility.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of an organisation.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, while collaborating effectively with team members and stakeholders.