Legal Counsel, e-commerce (payments)

Posted 26 October 2020
Job type Permanent
DisciplineChief Operating Officer & Governance

Job Description

  • Newly created headcount
  • Frontier payment topics to look at across APAC region
  • Startup and fast paced environment

Our client, a leading e-commerce company is looking to hire a Legal Counsel to be based out of their Singapore office. Reporting into the APAC General Counsel, this is a newly created role with the mandate to advise on a broad range of legal, regulatory and compliance matters in the payments space.

Candidates with strong experience in the payments and/or financial services regulatory space will be well regarded. Lawyers currently in law firm with relevant experience welcomed to apply. This is a good role for candidates to transit from practice into in-house.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Draft, review and negotiate a broad range of commercial agreements
  • Contribute to legal, compliance and regulatory policy formation and implementation
  • Be kept abreast of regulatory developments in the FinTech/Payments space and advise stakeholders accordingly
  • Advise on privacy and data security related matters
  • Advise on Compliance related matters and support in regulatory license applications
  • Advise on general corporate commercial matters
  • Take on ad-hoc task and regional projects as directed by the General Counsel

Key Requirements (at least 4 points)

  • Min 5 PQE (Commonwealth jurisdiction)
  • Passionate about FinTech/startup
  • Relevant experience in Payments (law firm or in-house)
  • Startup mentality
  • Hands on and ability to thrive in a fast paced environment


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