Legal Counsel (Fintech)

Job Title: Legal Counsel (Fintech)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hong Kong
Salary: HKD
Reference: AF/HK/LC/FT
Contact Name: Nick Lambe
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 11, 2019 09:27

Job Description

  • Fintech, startup
  • Legal and Compliance

A fast-growing payment platform is looking for a Legal Counsel to join their Hong Kong team.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide practical, risk-weighted legal guidance on a wide range of legal matters related to company products and growth activities.
  • Advise on regulation applicable to payments products offered in multiple jurisdictions including PSD2, open banking and e-money regulations.
  • Advise on GDPR, privacy and data security matters impacting the business across multiple markets.
  • Prepare and update internal product guideline related regulatory information and positions.
  • Draft and amend customer facing template documents such as customer contracts, privacy policies and regulatory disclosures.
  • Negotiate banking agreements, technology license agreements and other contracts.
  • Participate in ideation sessions to create amazing product experiences for customers that comply with the law.
  • Partner with the broader team to share information about the regulatory environment to facilitate efficient and transparent legal support across the business.


Key Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of legal experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Juris Doctor and/or Master of Laws
  • Practising certificate in Hong Kong
  • Consultancy skills, specifically diagnosis and contracting
  • Good analytical and decision-making skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin

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