Legal Counsel, 6+ PQE (Card Scheme/Acquiring)

Posted 02 July 2024
Job type Permanent
DisciplineChief Operating Officer & Governance

Job Description

Join a forward-thinking fintech company as a Legal Counsel to support its dynamic Payments and Merchant Services team. This role is perfect for a legal expert with a background in card payments and a knack for navigating complex regulatory environments.


Interested candidates, please forward your resume to and we'll be in touch shortly!


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assess and structure new products and jurisdictions with a keen legal and regulatory perspective.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate various contracts, including those related to merchant services and payment solutions.
  • Work closely with internal teams such as business development, marketing, and finance to ensure legal compliance and policy alignment.
  • Provide thorough legal research and guidance on payments and financial services matters.
  • Monitor and communicate updates on relevant laws and regulations to the legal and internal teams.


Key Requirements:

  • Law degree with 6-12 years of post-qualification experience.
  • Licensed to practice in a common law jurisdiction.
  • Hands-on experience with card payments, either from card schemes or acquirers.
  • Strong knowledge of contract law and regulatory frameworks related to payments.
  • Conversational proficiency in Chinese would be a bonus in stakeholder management, but not required.