Legal Counsel (Singapore)

  • Ripple
  • Singapore
  • Sep 05, 2018
Full time Legal

Job Description

As Ripple’s first internationally based legal counsel, you will be working with the legal team in the San Francisco and New York offices to provide best in class legal counsel to your Ripple clients. Not only is Ripple’s technology cutting edge, many of the legal problems we solve for are the first of such issues to be explored.


  • Providing commercial support for sales and business development teams including drafting and negotiation of contracts
  • Advising clients on legal issues and best practices in a variety of areas
  • Researching and analyzing fact patterns that present issues of first impression for many jurisdictions
  • Handling legal matters in other areas like labor, competition, and corporate law as the need arises;
  • Collaborating with the legal team in San Francisco and colleagues from around the world.


The role requires strong leadership, communications and interpersonal skills and an ability to work across diverse teams and within a multinational, matrixed organization

  • Prior in house experience with an multinational technology company;
  • Significant experience drafting and negotiating software license, saas, partnership, and other commercial agreement internationally;
  • Prior experience working on international projects with a global team;
  • Experience managing outside counsel budgets and projects;
  • Pragmatic, solutions-based approaches to achieving business objectives in a legal and ethical manner;
  • Ability to interpret and apply laws to practical business scenarios;
  • Strong contract drafting and review skills with attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently and with integrity;
  • Ability to travel to the United States at least twice per year;
  • Minimum of 7 years PQE;
  • General understanding of virtual currency, blockchain, and distributed ledger technology preferred;
  • Licensed and in good standing to practice law in any common law jurisdiction, preferably Singapore; and
  • Fluent English language skills; Ability to speak Mandarin is strongly preferred.


Ripple provides one frictionless experience to send money globally using the power of blockchain. By joining Ripple’s growing, global network, financial institutions can process their customers’ payments anywhere in the world instantly, reliably and cost-effectively. Banks and payment providers can use the digital asset XRP to further reduce their costs and access new markets.

With offices in San Francisco, New York, London, Sydney, Mumbai, Singapore and Luxembourg, Ripple has more than 100 customers around the world.

Ripple is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We do not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual preference, sexual identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military status, or any other characteristic protected by local law or ordinance.