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Senior Counsel, Product Legal, Americas

Airwallex

Airwallex

Product, Legal
United States · San Francisco, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 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 Legal team works cross-functionally and across multiple jurisdictions to develop and execute legal strategies that facilitate the launch and growth of Airwallex products and operations worldwide.

As the Senior Counsel, you will play a central role in building a strong legal foundation across the Americas—from adapting our legal processes and documents to the local market to helping launch new Airwallex products in the region. This dynamic role is ideal for someone who truly enjoys wearing multiple hats, isn’t afraid of ambiguity or constant change, and thrives on taking action and delivering results.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide practical, risk-weighted legal guidance on a wide range of legal matters related to Airwallex’s products and growth initiatives while managing the utilization of outside counsel judiciously

  • Advise on regulations specific to our industry

  • Prepare and update internal Product Legal Playbooks and the Legal Wiki with product related regulatory information and positions

  • Negotiate banking agreements, technology license agreements and other inbound contracts related to Airwallex’s products and operations

  • Participate in ideation sessions to create amazing product experiences for Airwallex’s customers that comply with the law--even when the relevant law is not well developed

  • Partner with the broader team to share information about the regulatory environment to facilitate efficient and transparent legal support across the business

You Have:

  • At least 8 years of relevant legal experience, including at a top-tier national law firm and as an in-house counsel, preferably at a startup

  • Broad corporate transactional experience, including drafting and negotiating highly-customized agreements; relevant regulatory experience is a plus

  • Experience collaborating with Product

  • Prior experience in payments or an adjacent fintech sector

  • Juris Doctor, LLB, LLM (or foreign equivalent) from a top-tier law school

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.