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Date Posted

07 Oct, 2021

Salary Offered

RM8000 — RM10000 monthly

Job Type

Full Time

Experience Required

2+ years

Remote Work

Not Allowed

Stock Options



1 available

We have a new opening for an Associate Counsel (500 Southeast Asia), based in Kuala Lumpur or Singapore, to join our Global Legal Team. This candidate will work alongside our 500 Southeast Asia team to support 500 Southeast Asia’s legal matters, funds, and investments in the region.

Our Mission

We uplift people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship.

Who We Are

We have backed more than 2,500 companies or 5,000+ entrepreneurs in 75+ countries. Notable investments in the 500 portfolios include Credit Karma, Twilio, Canva, Grab, Bukalapak, The RealReal, Talkdesk, Udemy, and Ipsy. Because of our global network and expertise, we are in a unique position to build startups ecosystems worldwide.

Beyond providing seed capital, 500 supports startups via their Seed Accelerator Programs which emphasize digital marketing, customer acquisition, lean startup practices, and fundraising for pre-Seed companies. 500 Startups further contributes to the development of innovation ecosystems by supporting startups and investors through educational programs, events, conferences, and partnerships with corporations and governments around the world.

Who You Are

You will work at the forefront of the most exciting global venture investing and technological innovations and will be required to proactively assess legal risks and provide creative and pragmatic solutions. You should be willing and able to work on a wide variety of matters, have the ability to provide commercial and practical legal advice and education to the 500 Southeast Asia team.

Reporting to our APAC Counsel, you’ll work closely with external counsels, regional Venture Partners, and investment teams, and will have a rare opportunity to gain in-house venture capital legal experience in US funds, US / SEC regulatory matters, and early-stage venture deals across the region.

What You Will Be Doing

You should be willing to work on a wide variety of matters supporting our Southeast Asian funds, entities, and commercial activities, including:

• Funds: preparing and reviewing documents facilitating fund and investor closings, review of fund materials and newsletters, coordinating fund closing timelines and related filings
• Regulatory: preparing periodic fund and fund management-related regulatory filings.
• Deals and Investments: assisting with a high-level review of early-stage investment documents, managing deals processes, preparing documents for signature, addressing routing portfolio company requests (annual general meeting notices, stockholder consents, and KYC requests)
• New product exploration: Support greenfield initiatives and exploratory projects by the 500 Southeast Asia team or its fund partners, including managed fund products, SPV deal structuring, and other ad hoc matters related to SEA funds and entities (including assessment of tax, regulatory and other structuring implications).
Knowledge management and commercial matters: organizing and tracking institutional funds and deals information, periodically auditing archives for accuracy and completeness, maintaining records and documents for group entities.


Applicants authorized to work in Singapore or Malaysia are welcome to apply.

• 2 - 4 years of experience in a regional or international law firm practicing corporate, M&A, investment or funds work. Also open to more experienced candidates who are looking for a more flexible, yet challenging, in-house role. Prior experience managing or supporting international/cross-border commercial projects and/or working with investment funds will be a significant advantage.
• Minimum Second Upper Law degree (LLB) from a reputable university, and called to the Bar in the UK, Singapore, Malaysia, or equivalent commonwealth jurisdiction.
Strong proficiency in English.
• Action-oriented and able to independently handle multiple, competing tasks, with a strong delivery focus. Proactive and able to independently move initiatives forward.
Strong stakeholder management skills; ability to communicate confidently, clearly, and succinctly, coordinate multiple parties, and manage competing interests.
• Thrives in a fast-paced, often chaotic environment.
• Passionate about early-stage tech and venture capital.


• Unlimited PTO, plus Holidays
• The opportunity to work with phenomenal people around the world!

About 500 Global

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Venture Capital firm on a mission to uplift people and economies worldwide through entrepreneurship.

Company Size: 51 - 250 People
Year Founded: 2010
Country: United States


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