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Vice President, Group Legal & Secretariat

Posting Date:  14-Jan-2023

Singapore (City Area), Singapore, 048624

Company:  United Overseas Bank Ltd

About UOB

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 branches and offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. In Asia, we operate through our head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as branches and offices.


Our history spans more than 80 years. Over this time, we have been guided by our values — Honorable, Enterprising, United and Committed. This means we always strive to do what is right, build for the future, work as one team and pursue long-term success. It is how we work, consistently, be it towards the company, our colleagues or our customers.

About the Department

The Legal and Secretariat function is comprised of the Legal and Secretariat teams. The Legal team works closely with all functions across the Group to provide timely, accurate and practical legal support. This facilitates decision-making in the delivery of efficient service to our customers, while ensuring that the Group’s interests are protected. The Secretariat team supports the boards of UOB and its Singapore subsidiaries in the discharge of their responsibilities and provides advice on governance matters. It also facilitates communication between the non-executive directors and senior management, and manages the induction and professional development programme for directors.

Job Responsibilities

  • Providing legal advisory services to, and engaging in stakeholder discussions on, a broad range of matters across various banking segments and products (including retail banking and digital banking).
  • Drafting, reviewing and hands-on negotiation of diverse banking/commercial documents and agreements.
  • Drafting product terms and conditions; legal policies and guidelines. 
  • Advising business leaders on significant legal issues impacting the business.
  • Participating in special projects, both local and regional (including industry-wide initiatives, corporate actions, business transformation).  
  • Working with internal stakeholders to support the Bank’s strategy and drive business growth
  • Other job-related duties which may be assigned as required. 

Job Requirements

We are looking for candidates who: 

  • hold a degree in law from a recognised university
  • have at least 5 years of corporate legal experience (financial industry experience preferred) 
  • are self-motivated, confident, independent and prepared to work hard with a strong track record in managing a broad range of legal issues
  • have excellent writing, negotiation and communication skills
  • are team players with strong interpersonal skills 
  • are meticulous and able to work under pressure to meet deadlines

Be a part of UOB Family

UOB is an equal opportunity employer. UOB does not discriminate on the basis of a candidate's age, race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or other non-merit factors. All employment decisions at UOB are based on business needs, job requirements and qualifications. If you require any assistance or accommodations to be made for the recruitment process, please inform us when you submit your online application.

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