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Legal Counsel (SEA)

Service Line / Portfolios: 

Singapore, SG

What impact will you make?

At Deloitte, we offer a unique and exceptional career experience to inspire and empower talents like you to make an impact that matters for our clients, people and community. Whatever your aspirations, Deloitte offers you a highly inclusive, collaborative workplace and unrivalled opportunities to realize your full potential. We are always looking for people with the relentless energy to push themselves further, and to find new avenues and unique ways to reach our shared goals.


We seek a technically-solid lawyer who can work independently while functioning well with a team, who is serious about building a career in-house with a top-tier organisation.


Deloitte is the world’s largest professional services organisation with over 8,880 people in Southeast Asia and more than 264,000 people worldwide, and this role is an opportunity to join a firm that will give the right candidate opportunity to develop a career and define his or her own future, and be part of an inclusive and collaborative workplace, with access to a strong global network of talented professionals across a myriad of disciplines. In joining, you will be supported, respected and empowered, and have the opportunity to build lifelong connections with colleagues and clients around the world.


In this role, you will cover the region while being based in Singapore and report directly to the General Counsel, and play an important part in dealing with legal risk in the SEA Office of the General Counsel (SEA OGC), Reputation and Risk Group.

So what are you waiting for? Join the winning team now.

Work you’ll do



  • Advise on and participate in the matters of the OGC, with a primary focus on advising on and managing contentious and litigious matters affecting the firm, and supporting the OGC and/or coordinating with external counsel where necessary on such matters.
  • Candidate must be prepared to develop general corporate skills and support with advice, drafting and negotiations in a broad range of commercial contracts with internal and external clients and suppliers, such as regional and global engagement arrangements, confidentiality agreements, referrals, teaming and sub-contracting arrangements, and tenders.
  • Travelling (once permitted) may be required from time to time.
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of legal policies, rules and guidelines, precedent bases for SEA and support the development of Deloitte Asia-Pacific.
  • Remain updated on legal developments that affect or potentially affect the wider Deloitte network and continue to develop best practices tailored to Deloitte’s business needs.


Education Requirements:

  • A recognised LLB or JD from an established university, and a qualification in Singapore law.


Experience and Skills:

  • 5-8 years of relevant post-qualification experience in a reputable law firm, with a strong foundation in corporate and commercial work; and/or experience in a good in-house legal team. 
  • Ability to work independently in advising on and running (with some or minimal supervision), commercial litigation of a complex nature technically and/or of a cross-border nature.
  • Having some commercial/corporate experience (drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial documents) is a plus.
  • Ability to engage confidently and effectively with different people across different seniorities, expertise, roles and culture.
  • Versatility in thinking and a large appetite for learning.


Due to volume of applications, we regret only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


Requisition ID:  21301

In Singapore, the services are provided by Deloitte and other related entities in Singapore("Deloitte in Singapore"), which are affiliates of Deloitte Southeast Asia Ltd. Deloitte Southeast Asia Ltd is a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Deloitte in Singapore, which is within the Deloitte Network, is the entity that is providing this Website.

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