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AVP, Counsel

Location: 

New York, US

Job Function:  Legal & Compliance
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  6942

The Legal and Compliance Department

 

The Legal and Compliance Department (LCD) manages legal and regulatory compliance risk for GIC and partners with the business to ensure that such risks are identified, assessed and dealt with in a timely and efficient manner.

 

We are looking for a highly motivated, high caliber corporate/M&A lawyer to join our Legal Division in New York. This individual will work with other members of the Legal Division in supporting GIC private market investment professionals (excluding real estate). The lines of business supported by this individual include the Private Equity Group, the Technology Investment Group, the Integrated Strategies Group and the Infrastructure Group.

 

Responsibilities 

 

  • Identify key legal and reputational issues in transactions arising from investment activities.
  • Recommend and implement creative solutions to address complex a wide variety of legal issues.
  • Liaise and consult with top international and local law firms on a wide variety of legal matters, with a view to delivering superior services on a cost-effective basis.
  • Review and manage transactions to close and draft and/or comment on associated contracts.
  • Contribute and promote teamwork and collaboration among the LCD team.
  • Participate in or contribute to GIC-wide initiatives and projects as needed on a global basis.

 

Requirements 

 

  • You should have a law degree with strong academic results from a top tier law school with 3 to 5 years post qualification experience as a corporate/M&A lawyer (whether in private practice or in-house). Relevant legal experience in relation to private equity, infrastructure, investment funds matters and/or private credit will be an advantage.
  • You should be licensed to practice law in a U.S. state (preferably New York or California).
  • You possess an analytical mind, are intellectually curious, with a good knowledge of commercial law, and are able to identify legal risks and propose solutions while balancing business objectives.
  • You have good negotiating skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to effectively represent GIC in dealings with our counterparties and LCD with internal parties.
  • You are adaptable to changes and are resourceful, can multitask within tight timelines, able to work independently and in a team, with drive and a  strong desire to succeed.

Our PRIME Values

Our PRIME Values

GIC is a values driven organization. GIC’s PRIME Values act as our compass, enabling us to fulfil our fundamental purpose and objectives. It is the foundational bedrock which governs our behaviors, our decision making, and our focus. It informs both our long-term strategy as a firm, and the way we relate to our Client, business partners and employees. PRIME stands for Prudence, Respect, Integrity, Merit and Excellence.