The Singapore Academy of Law’s vision is to make Singapore the legal hub of Asia. We work with our stakeholders to set new precedents of excellence in Singapore law through developing thought leadership, world-class infrastructure and legal solutions. As a body established by statute, SAL also undertakes statutory functions such as stakeholding services and appointment of Senior Counsel, Commissioners for Oaths and Notaries Public.
- Manage and oversee SAL Group’s legal, compliance and governance risks. Partner with SAL teams to provide timely and commercially-sensible legal and regulatory advice on SAL Group matters. These include commercial transactions, corporate governance, employment matters, dispute resolution support and statutory compliance issues.
- Undertake review and development of standard contractual documentation with internal SAL stakeholders to improve consistency and efficiency of service delivery. Develop clear guidelines for deviation from SAL’s standard legal terms and conditions.
- Provide guidance and education to SAL colleagues regarding legal and regulatory matters.
- Provide crisis management support as required.
(A) Legal and Compliance Policies
- Manage legal risks and issues relating to SAL Group matters. Where required, a panel of external legal advisors may be consulted.
- Manage and implement the rationalisation of legal and compliance policies of the SAL Group to strengthen governance and risk management.
- Manage amendments to SAL’s governing legislation
(B) Legal Documentation Streamlining and Automation
- Review and negotiate contracts and other legal documentation.
- Manage and oversee the development of SAL standard form agreements for use by any entity within the SAL Group and automation of the same.
- Develop a central repository of all agreements executed by any entity within the SAL Group.
- Manage and oversee the development of “self-service” SAL standard form agreements for use by any entity within SAL Group based on risk factors with clear guidelines for use by non-legal colleagues especially with regards to deviation from SAL’s standard terms and conditions.
- Share best practices on legal documentation streamlining and automation with SAL members and colleagues.
- Recommend adoption of suitable legal technology products to improve efficiency and accuracy.
(C) Data Protection
Assist SAL’s Data Protection Officer (“DPO”) in the following matters:
- Update, maintain and streamline the SAL’s data protection framework and programme, including policies, procedures and processes.
- Conduct regular training for all employees.
- Liaise with PDPC, auditors and consultants on matters relating to data protection.
- Ensure compliance with relevant data protection laws and regulations, internal policies, procedures and processes, conducting audits, and reporting on data incidents.
- Advise on data governance and innovation matters and facilitate data innovation by translating personal data protection requirements into data protection by design processes.
- Advise on data protection laws, regulations, guidelines and contractual obligations.
(D) Corporate Secretarial
- Provide corporate governance and regulatory compliance support for SAL and its subsidiaries including drafting, reviewing and advising on any resolutions to be passed.Ensure all regulatory filing deadlines (e.g. ACRA filing) are met.
- Centralise the management and coordinate the implementation of executive decisions of committees performing governance functions in SAL, e.g., Senate and Executive Board.
- Prepare for Senate and Executive Board meetings, including putting together presentation slides and agenda papers. Take minutes and follow up with matters arising.
- Streamline operations and processes relating to corporate secretarial matters, data protection and other legal processes in SAL.
(E) Project Management and External Liaison
- Oversee administration, tracking and expenditure under government funding agreements and corresponding KPIs.
- Manage cross-functional or strategic projects for CE’s office
- Liaise with Ministry of Law / Courts from time to time.
Assist the Chief Legal Office with budgets and resource planning and financial analysis for the Legal & Compliance Office.
Skills and Qualifications
- A good law degree from a recognised university with at least 3 years’ relevant experience
- Experienced in legal support, legal operations or corporate secretarial functions
- Excellent interpersonal, writing, communication and presentation skills
- Meticulous, resourceful, creative and organised with leadership qualities
- Ability to cope with, manage and be the ambassador for change
- Able to work under pressure with short timelines
- Able to work confidently with members of the Judiciary, Bar and the wider legal community
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Interested candidates are invited to apply here.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.