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Head of Legal and Compliance

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    LMA Asia Legal & Compliance

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    Gina Hui

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    3 months ago

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Our new client, a fast growing and solid digital exchange based in Singapore that focuses on institutional clients in Asia is looking for a positive, resilient and highly motivated experienced senior Legal Counsel and Compliance expert to take up a Head of Legal and Compliance (preferably with legal experience) to join the team. Based in Singapore and reporting into the CEO, you will be building strong and trusted relationships with the business and the Management team in this critical role. As part of the Management Board, you will be establishing and building the company and will be responsible for the design and the implementation of the compliance and legal frameworks and processes.

Responsibilities of the Role:

You will be responsible for the Legal, AML and Regulatory Affairs & Compliance of the entity:

  • To provide legal advice and support in day-to-day business and support in the development and implementation of the legal framework
  • To ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements (both SG and international) and liaise with the regulators
  • To support in the company licensing process and managing the relationship with MAS
  • To monitor regulatory developments and provide regulatory advisory
  • To define and implement Compliance framework with appropriate measures such as AML Transaction Monitoring and KYC
  • To interact with regulatory authorities aiming to understand regulatory objectives

Requirements of the Role:

  • At least 15 years of compliance, legal and compliance experience gained from Global Financial Institutions or Regulators in Singapore in similar positions
  • Experience in new technologies in such DLT, blockchain, crypto custody technologies, digital assets (will be a plus) and related regulatory implications
  • Solid experience and knowledge of Singapore regulatory requirements and compliance regulations e.g data protection regulations
  • Qualified lawyer or relevant legal experience in similar industries
  • An appreciation of working in fast paced and new start up environment
  • A good understanding on international regulatory environments and major compliance subjects applicable to the financial services industry

Company Reg. No.: 201131609D: Licence No.: 11C4684 : EA Reg No: R2196467