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Junior Lawyer, Commodities and Global Markets


Macquarie’s Commodities and Global Markets (“CGM”) Group Legal team is seeking a talented junior lawyer to join the team in Singapore.  As a Lawyer within CGM, you will be primarily supporting the Commodities Markets and Financing division.  The Commodities Markets and Financing division focuses on a diverse range of business activities involving both physical and financial commodities transactions.

This role will assist senior lawyers across all aspects of the CGM business in the Asia region, with a focus on:

  • trading across a broad range of commodities;
  • structuring of trade finance transactions and supporting business to develop commodities financing products and instruments; and
  • financial derivative documentation and advice.

You will play an integral role in the continued growth of our business. You will give legal advice to the front office, internal risk and compliance teams as well as support on regulatory reform and continuous improvement initiatives.  The role offers an excellent challenge and will give you great exposure to a variety of work.

This is the role for you if:

  • You have at least 3 years post-qualified experience in commodities trading and/or finance, gained from within a law firm, financial institution or trading house.
  • Knowledge of commodity markets and familiarity with derivatives and general finance documentation would be highly desirable.
  • You bring with you drive and commitment alongside strong organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • You possess a keen eye for detail and an excellent standard of work with demonstrated commercial astuteness and ability to demonstrate quick and sound judgment across a range of complex matters.
  • You enjoy working in a collaborative, team-based environment and are motivated to help achieve commercial outcomes for the business.
  • You have the ability to build strong working partnerships with stakeholders and clients and demonstrate outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

This role is an excellent opportunity for a junior lawyer with a passion for commodities to join a successful in-house legal practice and will allow the successful candidate to leverage their professional skills within a dynamic and collaborative business environment.

About Commodities and Global Markets

In Commodities and Global Markets you will be part of a global business offering capital and financing, risk management, market access, physical execution and logistics solutions to its diverse client base.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. An inclusive and equitable environment enables us to deliver innovative and sustainable outcomes for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. From day one, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If our purpose of ‘empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future’ is as inspiring to you as it is to us, please apply. With the right technology, support and resources, our people can work in a range of flexible ways.

We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage candidates to speak with a member of our recruitment team if you require adjustments to our recruitment process to support you, and the type of working arrangements that would help you thrive.

About Macquarie

A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world—whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.

Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere—across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 18,000+ employees and offices in 33 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.

You’ll be supported by a diverse team where the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences that all of our people bring are valued. You’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities whilst advising and investing alongside our clients and partners. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, specialist advisory, capital raising and principal investment.

Find out more at

Job no: CGM-969568
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Singapore
Category: Mid-level, Commodities, Compliance, Legal & Regulatory
Group: Commodities and Global Markets
Division: Central
Recruiter: Pamela Yu
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