Legal Counsel, GCM Lending  (2200025232)


: Legal

Primary Location

: Asia-Singapore


: Full-time

Employee Status

: Permanent

Posting Date

: 01/Sep/2022, 1:30:09 PM

Unposting Date

: Ongoing


Role Responsibilities


  • Manage (in consultation with others) strategy in relation to legal matters relating to the Global Credit Markets business globally.
  • Assume responsibility for GCM Lending (Financing Solutions) matters throughout the Group’s offices.


  • Lead and take responsibility for providing legal advice, guidance and support to the Global Credit Markets business and associated stakeholders on all legal matters.
  • Develop thought leadership capability as a member of the Global Credit Markets Legal team.


  • Ensure that regulatory reform / changes are appropriately assessed and managed from a Global Credit Markets Legal perspective.
  • Maintain close relationships with appropriate stakeholders (including the Global Credit Markets Product Business Head, relevant individuals in the Global Credit Markets product business team, relevant individuals within the COO function and other relevant Global Credit Markets representatives) and provide them with legal advice, guidance, and support.


  • Provide assurance to the Global Credit Markets legal team on the management of legal enforceability risk within the context of the relevant risk management system in place at the time.

People and Talent

  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s values and Code of Conduct.
  • Promote high standards and continuing improvement across the team supporting Global Credit Markets.

Risk Management

  • Have an appreciation for where the management of legal enforceability risk fits within the overall risk appetite of the Bank.
  • Establish, maintain, and manage effective global processes (including training, advice, and support) to ensure that policies, procedures, and standards addressing legal risk are effectively implemented in respect of Global Credit Markets in a context appropriate to the relevant risk management system in place at the time.


  • Ensure that any papers being tabled by Legal at any relevant governance committees have been reviewed from a Global Credit Markets Legal perspective.

Regulatory and Business Conduct

  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across the Standard Chartered Group. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
  • Lead the Global Credit Markets team to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank’s Conduct Principles.
  • Effectively collaborate, identify, escalate, mitigate, and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.

Key Stakeholders

  • Global Credit Markets Legal members.
  • The Head of Global Credit Markets and all other members of Global Credit Markets businesses.
  • Appropriate colleagues in other functions such as CFCC, Audit, Operational Risk, Credit and Tax.
  • External law firms.

Other Responsibilities

  • Lead from a Global Credit Markets Legal perspective on any bank-wide projects requiring input.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Qualified to practice as a solicitor/attorney in a first-class common law jurisdiction.
  • 4+ years Experience in private practice and / or in-house of managing complex legal issues in an international environment at first rate institutions.
  • Experience working in private practice or in-house on financing transactions at a first-rate financial institution.
  • Experience with LMA and APLMA style documentation in the context of cross-border financings.
  • Sharp business acumen (including ability to assess risk and appropriate levels of return), strong leadership qualities, excellent interpersonal skills and multi-cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Sound judgment of business practices, regulatory relationship management and reputational risk.
  • Exemplary integrity, ethics, independence, and resilience.

Other Behavioral Attributes

  • Ability to lead and work with a culturally diverse team across different functions and geographies.
  • Ability to collaborate and work dynamically with country, region, business, and group stakeholders.
  • Ability to work with senior management to develop and implement an approved strategy.
  • High level of sustained personal and team motivation.
  • High standards of professional integrity.
  • Responsibility and perseverance.

Role Specific Technical Competencies

  • Experience in Loan/lending/ and with a Banking or Finance Background.
  • Experience with LMA and APLMA style documentation.
  • Experience working in private practice or in-house on financing transactions at a first-rate financial institution

About Standard Chartered

We’re an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we’ve worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge, and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you’re looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can’t wait to see the talents you can bring us.

Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviors. When you work with us, you’ll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:

  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see better in others, and work collectively to build for the long term

In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial, and social wellbeing.

  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations
  • Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum
  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns
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About Standard Chartered

We offer banking services that help people and companies to succeed, creating wealth and growth across our markets. Our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise – Here for good.

With more than 86,000 employees and a presence in 60 markets, our network serves customers in close to 150 markets worldwide. We're listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.