Mayer Brown

Senior Trade and Structured Finance Lawyer

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(10/12/2021 3:09 AM)
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Mayer Brown is a leading global law firm with offices in 26 key business centres across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. With approximately 200 lawyers in each of the world’s three largest financial centres — New York, London and Hong Kong — we are uniquely positioned to advise leading companies and financial institutions on their most complex legal needs. We have deep experience in high-stakes litigation and complex transactions across industry sectors, including our signature strength, the global financial services industry.


We are a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support and development they need to grow, thrive and realise their greatest potential. We also encourage all our people to use their skills to support the wider community through our pro bono and community volunteering programmes. At Mayer Brown the principles of mutual respect, dignity and understanding are central to the way we work and help to provide an environment where diversity and inclusion are embraced.


  • To be a senior associate, based in Singapore, as part of a team in Hong Kong and Singapore covering the Asia-Pacific region for a global practice, and advise on banking & finance related matters, with a focus on:
    • trade finance (including supply chain finance and traditional trade instruments)
    • structured finance
    • risk transfer and distribution products
    • general lending and security
    • banking & finance regulatory and advisory
  • Work with the team's partner to support and interact with the team's clients which include financial institutions, multilateral development banks, insurers, export credit insurance agencies, commodities houses and multi-national corporates throughout the region
  • The scope of legal work is varied and includes drafting, negotiation and handling domestic through to complex multi-jurisdictional, multi-tiered, full and limited recourse financings as well as advisory aspects covering regulatory issues and new technologies such as finance platforms and fintech

Qualifications / Person Specification

  • Qualified in Singapore (English or Australian qualifications can be considered)
  • At least 5 years PQE
  • Strong experience in banking and finance and trade finance, and exposure to the other focus areas such as commodity financing, shipping law, insurance law or AML/CTF would be useful
  • Willingness to learn, be a team player and work long hours if required to meet client requirements
  • Take responsibility and initiative in dealing with cutting edge developments in structures
  • Commercial savvy and experience gained from in house experience will be viewed favourably
  • Fluent English and Mandarin required
  • Attention to detail, organised, efficient and able to work under pressure


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