Corporate Legal Counsel

Homebase (YC W'21)
Homebase (YC W'21)
( Legal and Compliance )  Remote (Asia | APAC Time Zone Permitted)

Job Type : Full-Time
Experience : 3 to 5 years
Education : Bachelor Degree

Job Detail

Company Description

Homebase is a real estate technology company that levers up home-ownership solutions in Southeast Asia. Our obsession to execute at speed, asymmetric access to capital, and relentless and elite talent are our unfair advantages in bringing proven, multi-billion dollar business to the region.

Much of what we do is novel and has never been done before. From structuring multi-million dollar M&A deals to building groundbreaking technology, we’re re-creating the financial, technological, and operational future of real estate.

We’re backed by leading global investors from Vietnam, Singapore, Silicon Valley etc. who believe in our vision, including Y Combinator, Goodwater Capital, Class 5 Global, VinaCapital, and Antler; and are advised by CEO’s and founders hailing from some of the world’s largest and most successful tech companies, such as Alibaba, Lazada,, PropertyGuru and Zalora.

Homebase’s team hails from world-class organizations, such as Harvard, Linkedin, McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, and etc. We believe in hiring only top talents, building a young and dynamic team, and keeping the team camaraderie strong and team-size lean.

Our Company Culture

To learn more about what it's like to work at Homebase and our culture, please see here.

Job Description

Homebase’s Corporate Lawyer is a high-impact position that will work directly with our CEO, and COO to co-manage the company’s internal and external corporate matters, legal structuring and contracts, and future product innovation and development.

This position would be a good fit for an entrepreneurial lawyer with extremely strong fundamentals who is willing to provide legal advice when exploring and developing new and innovative products in financial services and technology.

We’re looking for someone who is willing to veer off the well-beaten path and is excited by new models and the opportunity to make a difference in creating new solutions that have never been done before.

At Homebase, You Will Get a Chance To

  • Structure, innovate and provide legal advice and support on novel real estate transactional models in Vietnam
  • Provide legal counsel on fintech business, including eKYC, credit scoring, lending platforms, payment solutions, etc.
  • Creatively structure legal solutions for potential clients, partners, and investors
  • Manage the outsourcing of commercially significant matters/contracts or specialized work to external counsel and law firms.
  • Work closely with the Legal team on other corporate legal matters.

Our Requirements

We are looking for candidates who fulfill the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law or higher degree from a reputable university.
  • Excellent command of English and Vietnamese (both verbal and written)
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience as a lawyer in a reputable law firm(s) or company (ies) or banks as an in-house lawyer, preferable in related areas.
  • Knowledge of real estate, proptech, and the relevant regulatory requirements will be preferred.
  • Good understanding of the industry and business requirements.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, presentation, and improvement mindset.
  • Determined and result-oriented to complete tasks and achieve goals.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to align the organization on complex decisions.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in drafting, negotiating, and reviewing legal documents.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Benefits And Opportunities

As a Senior Lawyer at Homebase, you’ll have a front-row seat to witness exponential professional and personal development. You will get the opportunity to lead, co-structure, and be an innovator on new financing models while working closely with counterparties including some of Southeast Asia and the world’s most prominent investors (Venture Capital and Private funds), real estate developers, and law firms.

You will be facilitating these works among a young, dynamic, and talented team. You will get a chance to:

  • Drive direct impact as an innovator across Homebase’s business and in the Vietnam legal profession.
  • Build your skills in problem-solving, operational, and strategic thinking.
  • Lead and gain upper-level exposure and a strong network of high-potential individuals.
  • Work with world-class team members hailing from leading organizations, such as Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, Harvard Business School, University of Pennsylvania, etc.
  • Salary is negotiable
  • Monthly team building activities / Year End Party
  • An energetic work environment with dynamic, and young co-workers
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