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Senior Regulatory Counsel, Americas

Airwallex

Airwallex

Legal
Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

At Airwallex (airwallex.com), 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!

Airwallex’s global Regulatory Compliance team works cross-functionally and across multiple jurisdictions to develop and execute regulatory strategies that facilitate expansion into new markets and sustainable growth of Airwallex’s operations worldwide. The team is responsible for applying for new regulatory licenses as we expand in product suites and geographic regions, and for putting in place robust regulatory compliance measures and programs. This role will be focused on our Yield product.

Yield is an innovative new product in Airwallex’s offering, aimed at enabling businesses around the world to invest their cash into fixed income products, such as money market funds. Yield first launched in Australia in October of 2023, and the team is now expanding rapidly to support its scaling into new markets and financial product types.

As Senior Regulatory Counsel, you will be a valuable member of the global legal and compliance team and will help our rapidly growing business navigate an increasingly complex regulatory landscape. Although you will be based in San Francisco, you will have multi-regional responsibility by supporting our regulatory strategy and advising on complex regulatory issues in the United States, Canada, and possibly Latin America. You will also be responsible for ensuring we are compliant with our licensing and other regulatory requirements by implementing appropriate measures and controls. This dynamic role is ideal for someone who enjoys wearing multiple hats and solving complex issues for our clients, is detail oriented, willing to take on challenges and changes, obsessively curious and intellectually honest, thrives on taking actions and delivering impactful results, and aims to inspire and be inspired.


Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with local counsel across jurisdictions such as Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, the U.S., the U.K., and the European Union to discern and devise optimal paths to market from a regulatory and legal perspective

  • Provide advice and support to the product team, local legal teams, support functions, Airwallex management, and the Legal, Risk, and Compliance Department.

  • Review and update manuals, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with laws and regulations in the regions in which Yield operates

  • Liaise with senior stakeholders of the Airwallex group, located around the world.

  • Manage external counsel and consultants on regulatory matters.

  • Develop and manage Airwallex’s regulatory submissions and filings, and report on regulatory requirements internally and in regulatory filings

  • Support government relations outreach to legislators and regulatory agencies


You have:

  • Juris Doctor and 8+ years of post-qualification experience

  • Strong regulatory experience gained in the fintech industry, reputable law firms or financial institutions.

  • Sound knowledge of the financial services regulatory environment

  • Strong stakeholder management skills and ability to deal with a range of internal and external stakeholders

  • Proactive, results-driven, and take ownership of your work.

  • Ability to multi-task and a team player with strong communication skills

  • Strong drafting skills

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.