Legal Counsel

Heidelberg Materials Trading is the international trading arm of the Heidelberg Materials Group, trading and shipping a wide range of commodities from cementitious products such as clinker and cement to solid fuels such as coal and petcoke. For our Singapore Office, we are looking for a highly talented individual as a Legal Counsel reporting to the Chief Legal Officer of Heidelberg Materials Trading.


  • Advising on and conduct of both contentious and non-contentious matters from the business units on a day-to-day basis involving shipping and commodities trading, credit facilities, insurance coverage and claims, IT contracts and services, NDAs, real estate matters, services, general commercial transactions, and strategic business partnerships.
  • Identify legal and regulatory risks affecting the business, participate in risk assessments and advise on the management of those risks.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders and act as a key point of contact for all legal and compliance issues.
  • Foster a culture of compliance and ethics, including matters relating to anti-bribery/anti-corruption, regulatory, and other applicable laws and regulations (in particular trade sanctions, money laundering, and competition law).
  • Work collaboratively across a broad range of operations and service partners, developing and maintaining strong working relationships between legal, finance, operations, and other functions, to facilitate a team-based approach.


  • English, Singapore, or US-qualified lawyer with a degree/Master/JD from a reputable law school.
  • 1-5 years of post-qualification experience in litigating and drafting, and negotiating commodity sale and purchase agreements, charter parties, confidentiality agreements, joint venture arrangements, and other complex agreements.
  • Understanding of the global legal and regulatory framework (including international trade laws such as sanctions) and developments applicable to the domestic and global sale and trading of commodities.
  • Good understanding of multi-cultural trading environment, analytical, international background, and open/unbiased business mindset.
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English.
  • Self-motivated professional, team player, excellent communication skills.
  • Proven track record of being dynamic, goal-oriented, highly flexible, and hardworking.
  • Able to handle stress with full dedication to work in a challenging, multinational, complex, and fast-paced environment.


We thank all applicants for their interest, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All applications will be kept strictly confidential.