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Senior Director, Corporate & M&A, APAC

  10 collyer quay #42-06 ocean financial centre, Singapore

Position Title: Senior Director, Corporate & M&A, APAC

Location: Singapore

Your role

This position, based in Singapore, is an opportunity to join our global Legal Risk Sustainability (LRS) department as a Corporate & M&A attorney supporting the APAC region. This position direct reports to the VP & DGC, Global Corporate & M&A, who is based in Texas, USA, and dotted report to the Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific, who is based in Singapore. Working closely with the global Corporate & M&A, Litigation and Employment, Real Estate/Ops Legal teams, this position partners closely with the company’s corporate functions to manage all aspects of non-commercial legal work and with the Company’s global Acquisitions & Investments Team on M&A and JV transactions across the APAC region.  This attorney will also support the Company’s SREIT vehicle, an SGX-listed entity. 

What you’ll do

  • Advise and provide legal support to the Company’s APAC region on all non-commercial matters, and partnering with:
  • APAC corporate business units, including Accounting, Corporate Finance, Treasury, HR, Marketing and Tax groups.
  • Design, Construction & Engineering group, Operations and Portfolio Management groups, and Products and Technology groups across APAC.
  • Global and local Acquisitions and Investments team.
  • Draft, review and negotiate a wide variety of contracts with suppliers, vendors and consultants, and provide advice and guidance to internal clients with respect to drafting, negotiation and interpretation.
  • Draft, review and negotiate agreements for the Company’s APAC properties, including complex and sometimes multi-tiered and multi-jurisdictional inbound/supply chain contracts and associated transactional documents, from DLR standard templates and third-party forms, including vendor, connectivity, construction and dark fiber agreements.
  • Manage all stages of M&A and JV transactions – NDAs, LOIs, diligence, negotiations, closing, post-closing and integration – including acquisitions and dispositions, JVs and other investments.
  • Effectively manage outside counsel, including multiple teams of deal counsel and specialists in multiple jurisdictions on multiple transactions at any given time.
  • Coordinate closely with internal business units on transactions, including Accounting, Tax, SEC reporting, Finance, Investor Relations, HR, Sales/Marketing and others.
  • Oversee drafting, review and negotiation of agreements with consultants and other third parties related to the transactions (e.g., reliance letters, engagement letters, etc.).
  • Routinely update Legal leadership on status of the transactions.
  • Provide ongoing support for and engagement with joint ventures, including post-closing, on all aspects, including:
  • Corporate governance, board meetings, and routine and non-routine matters for approval.
  • Capital calls/contributions, JV partner rights and obligations.
  • Manage outside counsel effectively and efficiently.
  • Work closely with senior stakeholders in the Company, including other cross-functional members of the APAC leadership team and global business and Legal leadership.
  • Work with Legal and LRS Operations teams to support the development and continuous improvement  of policies, procedures, processes and playbooks and standard templates across matters.
  • Execute assigned projects, including the development and implementation of processes, as determined by the needs of the global Legal Department.

What you’ll need

  • Degree from top law school, with active current membership (or qualification), as applicable.
  • Minimum of 15 years of corporate and M&A transactions experience, including a combination of major law firm and in-house experience. 
  • Experience managing complex M&A transactions is required. 
  • Experience with JVs and international transactions is preferred.   
  • Experience managing outside counsel, including in complex transactions, is required.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail and excellent drafting, negotiating, writing, speaking and analytical skills.
  • Ability to identify and research legal risks and issues, and effectively counsel clients.
  • Experience in transaction and document management.
  • Flexible team-player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Self-motivated, independent and able to handle and prioritize time-sensitive projects.
  • Willing to work on a broad variety of matters in a fast-paced environment; agile.
  • Ability to develop and implement processes for Legal Department.

A bit about us

Digital Realty supports the world's leading enterprises and service providers by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, our global data center platform, gives customers a reliable foundation for scaling their digital business and efficiently managing data gravity challenges. The size and scale of our business puts us in a unique position to offer customers access to 290 facilities in 50 metros across 26 countries and six continents.

A bit about our Digital Team

Our Legal team works in a highly complex global business sector with a diverse range of local, regional and international organizations. From ensuring compliance in different jurisdictions to supporting business teams with customer and supplier contracts, we’re involved in a variety of projects. Working in a dynamic commercial environment, we collaborate with colleagues across different departments and always have a new challenge waiting for us.

What we can offer you

Our rapidly evolving business sector offers the opportunity to be part of a courageous and passionate team who work together to understand and meet the changing needs of our global customers.

Join us and you’ll be part of a supportive and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. As part of our team, you’ll get to work with people from different business areas, challenge the way we do things and put your ideas into action. We’ll also give you plenty of development opportunities so you can build a rewarding and successful career with us.

This is an exciting time to join our business so apply now and make your mark on our future.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Digital Realty offers a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions.

Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or Company policy.

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