Regional Legal Associate

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Legal
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Full-Time
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We’re building the future of private financial markets

Traditionally a space only for the wealthy and well-connected, we believe in a future where private markets are more accessible to investors and fundraisers. By leveling the playing field we hope to create a more equitable economy, where inspiring companies are connected to inspired investors, whoever and wherever they are.

Leveraging our trusted brand, global networks and incredible team, we’re building a technology-enabled ecosystem that is as diverse and dynamic as our investor network. As we progress on this ambitious journey, we’re looking for energetic and creative people to support and leave their mark on our platform.

Before Applying

The Fundnel Group is Southeast Asia’s largest marketplace for alternative assets. We aim to expand access to and liquidity in the private capital markets with Fundnel, our private investments arm and equities crowd funding platform in Malaysia and Hg Exchange (HGX), Southeast Asia’s largest private digital securities exchange enabling institutions to better serve their investors.

 

With Fundnel and HGX, the Fundnel Group’s purpose is to create a sustainable marketplace with curated investment opportunities in alternative assets, that support a virtuous cycle of private capital growth — including the companies, communities, and stakeholders powered by it.

 

We are headquartered in Singapore with a growing presence in four countries across the Asia Pacific region, including Malaysia.

We're looking for highly motivated and experienced individual to join our team as a Regional Legal Associate, to be based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Job purpose

Some things to know before you apply:

• We have big plans to disrupt the traditional fundraising process for private businesses

• You will work with a diverse team of former investment bankers, strategy consultants and business owners in developing, monitoring and improving products to             facilitate the activity of private investing

• Everything we do is focused on helping build the private capital markets for the next generation of business owners and investors

• We work really hard but play really hard as well

Roles and responsibilities

Roles & Responsibilities:

• Sole legal counsel in Malaysia reporting directly to the Group General Counsel in Singapore on all legal and compliance matters

• Assist in all legal matters relating to the Malaysian branch including drafting and reviewing documentation concerning Fundnel’s equities crowd funding platform    business in Malaysia

• Assist in drafting and reviewing documentation related to Fundnel’s and HGX’s business operations in Singapore

• Assist the Group General Counsel on the legal aspects of group initiatives such as series fundraising, license applications and employment share option schemes

• Assist in handling regional pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries

• Handle all corporate governance matters in Malaysia

• Monitor changes to Malaysian regulatory requirements and proactively handle regulatory developments together with the Group General Counsel and internal    stakeholders

• Provide time-sensitive support on a wide array of legal inquiries in all operational aspects

• Track and organize legal documents received as well as deadlines

You’ll be a great fit for us if you

Skills & Experience Required

• Law degree from a recognized university and 4 to 6 years’ post qualification experience; with some experience in a law firm and focused on regulated activities

• Admitted to practice in Malaysia and/or a commonwealth jurisdiction

• High degree of independence, initiative and decisiveness

• Articulate, good drafting skills and highly effective in English and Bahasa Melayu

• Strong analytical skills and an ability to demonstrate sound legal and business judgment, even in ambiguous situations

• Be an effective time manager with the ability to work in a team

The Ideal Candidate Should Be

• Strong sense of ownership, self-motivated, hardworking and thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic and high pressure environment

• Team player but also able to work independently as and when the need arises

• Strong in the knowledge on fintech and blockchain regulations in Malaysia and/or in other countries

• Proven experienced as a legal counsel in a business environment

• Excellent in the knowledge and understanding of regulated activities, corporate law and procedures

 

If you are interested, please send your resume to jobs@fundnel.com.Only successful applicants will be contacted. Please come prepared for an intensive round of interview. Writing samples may be requested.

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