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Senior Counsel, Commercial Legal, APAC



Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

At Airwallex (, we’re building the future of global finance on one platform. Founded in 2015 in Melbourne, Airwallex is the leading financial technology platform for modern businesses to grow beyond borders. With one of the world’s most powerful payments infrastructure, our technology empowers businesses of all sizes to accept payments, move money globally, and simplify their financial operations, all on one single platform.

If you’re excited to do the most ambitious work of your career and change the way money moves around the world - join us!

Joining a high functioning Commercial Legal team, this position will oversee and manage all legal matters related to commercial transactions, contracts, regulatory compliance, and other legal issues affecting the APAC operations.

You will strategically partner with sales leadership, providing proactive and effective legal support to enable the region to achieve their ambitious business goals.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Provide practical legal guidance on how to navigate rules and regulations for new deals and customers in APAC

  • Provide legal strategies to facilitate the rollout of our products to customers locally, regionally, and globally

  • Support expansion and launches to customers in new markets

  • Work with the compliance and risk teams globally to align on Airwallex's policies

What you’ll bring:

  • 5+ years of experience in commercial, financial service and corporate law preferably with a fast-growing tech startup or law firm

  • LLB, LLM or Juris Doctor

  • A keen interest in financial services regulation and the fintech industry

  • In-depth knowledge of the legal and business environment in the APAC region

  • Outstanding negotiation, communication, and leadership skills

  • The ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams

  • Demonstrated capability in managing and leading legal teams

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities

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 color, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital or family status, disability, gender, or any other legally protected status when making our hiring decisions. 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.