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Legal Counsel (Product) - EMEA



Product, Legal
London, UK
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2023
Airwallex is the leading financial technology platform for modern businesses growing beyond borders. With one of the world’s most powerful payments and banking infrastructure, our technology empowers businesses of all sizes to accept payments, move money globally, and simplify their financial operations, all in one single platform.
Established in 2015, our purpose is to connect entrepreneurs, business builders, makers and creators with opportunities in every corner of the world. Today, Airwallex has a global footprint across Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America.
Airwallex continuously launches new and innovative products. As a Legal Counsel focussed on product innovation, development and deployment at Airwallex, you get the opportunity to work very closely with our product teams and contribute to the launch of many new products.

What You'll Be Doing...

  • Support on developing and launching new products by giving concise and practical legal and regulatory guidance to our product teams;
  • Translate legal and regulatory advice into solutions for product development;
  • Be a sparring partner for the product teams;
  • Advise on the implementation applicable regulatory frameworks during new product initiation, development and launch phases, or when laws and regulations change and impact the existing suite of products;
  • Identify key risks from a practical, legal and regulatory perspective, and ensure that such risks are dealt with in a pragmatic way;
  • Solve for regulatory challenges by coming up with creative and compliant solutions; and
  • Manage contact with external counsel to confirm solutions and regulatory requirements.

What You Bring...

  • An LLM from a renowned UK university.
  • At least 5 years working experience at a top tier law firm, or as an in-house legal counsel in the FinTech space.
  • Strong experience with financial regulatory laws, including payment laws and an ability to understand how products would fit into these laws.
  • You are highly analytical, detail-oriented and have strong self-motivation.
  • You are able to understand highly complex product matters, and are able to find practical solutions that ensure regulatory compliance.
  • You enjoy working in a highly dynamic environment.
  • Your communication skills are excellent, ensuring smooth and efficient communication with stakeholders across the globe.
At Airwallex you’ll have the ability to make an impact in a rapidly growing, global fintech. We want you to share in our success, which is why you’ll be offered a competitive salary plus valuable equity within Airwallex. We also like to ensure we create the best environment for our people by providing a collaborative open office space with a fully stocked kitchen. We organise regular team building events and we give our people the freedom to be creative.
Airwallex is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and anyone seeking employment at Airwallex is considered based on merit, qualifications, competence and talent. We don’t regard colour, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital or family status, disability, gender, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
Airwallex does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms/recruiters. Airwallex will not pay any fees to search firms/recruiters if a candidate is submitted by a search firm/recruiter unless an agreement has been entered into with respect to specific open position(s). Search firms/recruiters submitting resumes to Airwallex on an unsolicited basis shall be deemed to accept this condition, regardless of any other provision to the contrary.