APAC Legal Counsel (Singapore based)
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ACT Commodities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions at ACT Commodities are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, family or parental status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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ACT Commodities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions at ACT Commodities are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, family or parental status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
I excel when...
An eye for detail
An eye for policies and procedures
Close to the business
Love to challenge my brain
Stakeholder management
We excel at what we do. But unlike others, our success is not just the result of hard work and professional expertise: we apply a uniquely people-centric approach to trading.

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Who we are:

At ACT Commodities we trade environmental products and help our clients reach their environmental and sustainability objectives through trading and advising on products such as carbon offsets, environmental certificates, biofuels and many others. We help our clients maximize their profits whilst reducing risk by utilizing our knowledge and network. We are a dynamic company with 280+ ambitious people from all over the world, all working in an open environment where no day is the same.

Since our founding in 2009, we have expanded to have offices in Amsterdam, New York, Paris, Shanghai and now Singapore!

What you will do:

As part of a legal team you will be responsible for a wide variety of legal work, with a strong focus on our APAC operations. As an independent self-starting professional, you will provide high quality advisory support on a proactive basis, liaising closely with the business on contractual, regulatory and general corporate matters. Staying up-to-date with industry developments and regulations, learning about the daily operations and contracting cycle will also be part of your responsibilities. You will have the opportunity to support the growth of ACT’s APAC organization from a legal perspective, grow together with the team, and focus on a novel, developing market with high potential.

In summary, your tasks will be:

  • Setting op the legal function for the APAC office advising local management and liaising with the ACT Group’s General Counsel;
  • Advising on deal transactions and supporting strategic initiatives;
  • Researching regulatory developments on Asian environmental markets;
  • Optimize governance and decision making;
  • Drafting, negotiating, standardizing and optimizing contracts;
  • Being involved in drafting client proposals, complaints and litigation.

Your profile:

  • Lawyer with +5 years of international experience, preferably in the environmental trading industry;
  • Excellent knowledge of regulatory and commercial law and international contracting;
  • An ambitious, proactive, entrepreneurial and responsible professional with commercial sense;
  • Fluent in English, and preferably another East Asian language language as we will be working with clients in countries where English is not widely spoken;
  • Ideally a Singaporean citizen;
  • Experience in a (regional) headquarter of a global or pan-Asian company is considered a plus.

 What we offer:

  • An in-house position in a fast growing organization;
  • Closely working with local management;
  • Being part of an ambitious international team of professionals;
  • A chance to lead a future legal team in Singapore;
  • Innovative environment where personal and professional development is key;
  • Competitive remuneration, corporate pension and bonus schemes;
  • Business- and communication-related trainings;
  • Exciting quarterly target incentives.

Room to keep improving

At ACT Commodities I get the full support of my personal coach. I always know what my next goal is and how and with whom I’ll reach it.

Becoming the best I can be

I am a natural diplomat, easily connecting with people. Charming, attentive and sociable.
But don’t worry, you’re not on your own. We are there for you all the way.
Because at ACT we get things done together.

That’s what we call collaborative trading because together we…
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At ACT, you can create your own success. When you see a business opportunity, we give you the possibility to go for it. Federico started ACT Financial Solutions and tells you about the amazing possibilities FS offers.
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ACT Commodities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions at ACT Commodities are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, family or parental status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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