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What are the top roles in Singapore’s legal industry?

The most in-demand position accounts for 32% of the available roles in the sector.

There has been a consistent demand for legal counsel in corporate crisis management and governance in Singapore, data from Foundit showed.

According to Foundit, the legal counsel accounts for 32% of available roles in the legal industry.

The salary of legal counsels in Singapore range between $6,288/month - $8,938/month.

The second most in-demand position in the sector is Legal Manager, accounting for  23% of available roles.

Legal Managers receive an average minimum salary of $6,638 per month and an average maximum salary of $9,448 per month.

Sekhar Garisa, CEO of foundit, said Singapore’s emergence as Asia's primary hub for technology and asset management has been driving the the local legal sector’s growth.

“Supported by a robust legal framework and favourable business policies, Singapore stands out as a prime destination. Consequently, the rise has spurred rapid expansion among regional, international, and offshore law firms, intensifying the competition for local legal talent,” Garisa said.

 “The persistent demand for lawyers well-versed in the local market, who understand regional client needs, and possess extensive networks remains high. Singapore's strategic location, exceptional infrastructure, and reputation for stability have attracted major global law firms seeking to capitalise on the region's vast opportunities,” Garisa added.

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