Legal Counsel, Global FinTech company

Posted 06 July 2020
Job type Permanent
DisciplineChief Operating Officer & Governance

Job Description

  • Exciting and fast paced environment
  • Well-established team with highly capable lawyers
  • Opportunity to be part of a promising and high growth business dealing with frontier topics

Our client, a global leading FinTech company is looking to fill a Legal Counsel role. Reporting into the Senior/Lead Counsel, you will primarily be supporting and advising business stakeholders on a broad range of legal, compliance and regulatory matters.

Prior experience in Banks, Payments or FinTech companies will be well regarded (although not necessary). Candidates with strong transactional experience Gained with top Singapore law firm and/or international will be well suited for the role.

You are legally qualified (US/UK/SG preferred) with ideally min 8 PQE. Chinese skills (written and spoken) is required due to business needs.

To be successful in the role, you will need to be a team player, able to work independently, function well in a high pressure and fast paced environment. Strong passion for fintech and a positive mindset/attitude will be critical to be successful in the role.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Draft, review and negotiate commercial contracts
  • Partner closely with global legal team and advise on various legal, compliance and regulatory matters
  • Kept abreast of developments in the FinTech landscape (specifically in payments and related domains) across the Asia region
  • Manage external counsels whenever required
  • Assist on submissions to obtain regulatory and licensing approvals whenever required
  • Advise on general corporate commercial matters
  • Support the Lead Counsel on any other matters

Key Requirements 

  • Bar qualification (min 7 PQE)
  • Transactional experience gain in top Singapore or International law firms (preferred)
  • Keen interest to work in a fast-paced environment and deal with frontier topics within the Payments space
  • Commercial and solutions driven
  • Mature, independent and hands on
  • Chinese skills (written and spoken)


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