Head of Legal and Compliance - Global financial institution
About Our Client
Our Client is an established regional financial services firm, part of a larger conglomerate, with a broad range of operations in capital markets, investment banking and wealth management. Looking to continue their success story into 2021, our client is looking for a Head of Legal and Compliance, based in Singapore, to lead a team to drive the legal and compliance function.
Reporting to the COO and leading a sizeable team of Legal and Compliance professionals , you will be a key business partner in providing legal and regulatory compliance advice to support business objectives and growth across their business segments. This includes advising on legal issues/risks regarding new and existing products/business initiatives, formulation and review of policies and advising the Board on all regulatory matters in accordance with country regulatory requirements and lead regional or global projects. You will also oversee any disputes and potential litigation that might arise.
The Successful Applicant
You are a Singapore qualified lawyer with at least 10 years PQE with substantial experience in the in-house financial services space particularly in the areas of capital markets, investment banking and wealth management and strong understanding of financial regulatory requirements in the Asia Pacific region. You have high integrity and a proven track record in a leadership role in building and developing a successful team. As a commercial business partner in driving the strategic road map, you are able to ensure that the organisation is prepared and successful in navigating complex legal issues while maintaining the ability to be hands on and work across levels internally.
What's on Offer
As a the leader in the organisation, you will be a key business partner to the senior management team, taking full ownership of the legal and compliance function as a thought and execution leader.