Legal Counsel (Shipping), Singapore

An international ship owner is looking for a Legal Counsel to join their office in Singapore.

You will be mainly responsible to provide real-time legal advice and support to the businesses and its corporate teams.  The focus of the role is likely to be providing contentious support for the chartering and operations teams, which include real-time guidance on risk mitigation, tactical and strategic issues and appropriate escalation. This being said, non-contentious work is expected on an ad-hoc basis.

Some areas of legal support that you will be providing will include, but not limited to:

  • Daily management of formal dispute proceedings in various jurisdictions, coordinating commercial teams, insurers, clubs, and external counsel as required.
  • Draft, review and advise on legal documents (including charter agreements, service agreements, equipment purchase/hire agreements, shipbuilding contracts, etc) and assist with the negotiation of such documents where required.
  • Provide legal support on special projects such as the acquisition of businesses/assets, as required.

In order to perform well in this role, you are expected to maintain and develop strong relationships with external legal partners, insurers and support providers, as well as keeping yourself abreast of relevant legal developments and provide updates/training to the commercial teams as appropriate.

To be qualified for this role, you must be a qualified English / Singapore lawyer, with at least 5 years of PQE experience gained in shipping companies, maritime law firm, P&I / FD&D Club.