Legal Counsel


Company :  DRW
Location :  Singapore, Singapore
Job Type :  Full-time
Job Status :  Permanent
DRW is a principal trading firm, which means we have no outside investors or third party funds, and we trade for our own account in markets around the world. Our trading is diverse—across asset classes and instruments, using our own models and systems—and it’s this diversification that sets us apart. We were founded in 1992 by bringing together technology, research, and risk management to capture trading and investment opportunities, and we still take that approach today. Though we’ve grown to more than 800 exceptional people in seven cities around the world, we have the spirit of a start-up and a constant focus on results.

Our employees work hard to solve interesting problems, and their results are rewarded. We value continuous learning—from our outcomes, from the environment and from each other. It’s a place of high expectations, deep curiosity, and constant collaboration, with some of the smartest, most passionate people you’ll meet.

Currently, we are searching for a Singapore-based Legal Counsel to join our global legal team and manage legal work for our APAC region. In this role, you’ll work very closely with our rapidly-growing cryptocurrency trading team to support their buildout in the APAC region.

What you’ll do in this role:
  • Work closely with local business teams to provide legal support and advice on contracts and commercial agreements
  • Provide legal support to cryptocurrency trading team, with an emphasis on activities related to their buildout in the APAC region
  • Draft, review and negotiate contracts and commercial agreements such as technology agreements, confidentiality agreements, vendor agreements, agreements for trading and software services
  • Act as liaison between business teams in Singapore and U.S.-based Legal Department
  • Provide direction to and oversee the work of external counsel in various geographical regions
  • Manage corporate governance activities such as formation and maintenance of domestic and foreign entities
  • Address other general corporate legal matters as needed
What we’re looking for:
  • JD, LLM or comparable degree
  • Qualified to practice law in US, UK or another comparable jurisdiction
  • 6-9 years of legal experience, with an emphasis on business law and contract negotiation and drafting
  • Must have previous contract negotiation and drafting experience; experience working on technology contracts highly preferred
  • Previous experience in financial markets and knowledge of securities law
  • Previous law firm experience required
  • Excellent drafting skills required, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be comfortable working independently in a fast-paced environment, taking a practical approach to problem solving, and analyzing complex business and legal issues
  • A common law background will be considered an asset, as well as familiarity with U.S. contract law
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