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Senior Legal Counsel

  • Location:

    Singapore

  • Sector:

    Other

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Published:

    25 days ago

  • Salary range:

    0 - 0

  • Expiry date:

    11 Jun 00:00

Thunes mission is to unlock opportunities for Emerging Markets. We interconnect mobile wallet operators, corporates, merchants, money transfer operators, payment service providers and banks to unlock opportunities for businesses and individuals alike to participate in the global economy.

Providing unparalleled emerging market coverage and smarter transfer solutions for cross border payments, we enable financial inclusivity for those who need it most.

Our Mission

1.7 billion adults worldwide are still excluded from the global economy lacking access to any financial service. We make financial services global and accessible to everyone with our interoperable network supporting local and relevant payment and transfer methods.

Our Solutions

We act as a trusted, neutral aggregator in a deeply fragmented industry. Without a trusted, neutral and interoperable aggregator, the partners of a payment transaction would waste time and costly resources developing their connections to multiple systems. Multiple connections would also mean that these actors have to charge higher prices, which could prohibit financial inclusion and the spread of digital financial services.

We offer key payment solutions to tackle the speed, cost-efficiency and accessibility challenges for emerging markets: 

CONTEXT OF THE ROLE

Reporting to the Chief Finance Officer, Senior Legal Counsel will be part of a global legal team of five and will work closely with internal and external stakeholders across the globe. This role provides an exciting opportunity to work on an international stage, alongside household names, and make a real impact on the lives of people in developed and emerging markets alike.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

This role is responsible is to lead all corporate and commercial affairs globally, and negotiating and drafting international payments contracts with other financial institutions, mobile network operators, merchants and FinTechs.

  • Drafts and negotiates contracts for international payments with business partners covering technical integration, financial settlement, information security, data processing, regulatory compliance and marketing
  • Exposure to M&A, corporate matters when it comes to funding, dealing with Board of Directors and restructuring legal matters within an organization
  • Manage a global team of legal counsels in Singapore, London and New York
  • Partners with Sales, Product and Compliance teams to resolve open contractual points
  • Provides strategic legal and commercial advice to international sales teams
  • Drafts and negotiates ad hoc agreements to support commercial activities (e.g. referral, exclusivity)
  • Drafts contract templates for new services and update existing ones to ensure Compliance with new regulations
  • Manages and instructs external counsel on regulatory issues
  • Coordinates execution of agreements and legalisation of documents with international colleagues and counterparties
  • Lead in general legal, corporate and commercial matters

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Singapore Qualified Lawyer
  • Degree educated (2:1 minimum)

Experience:

  • Experience drafting IT/Technology/Banking contracts
  • Payments experience a bonus
  • Experienced in working with startup
  • Preferably with 6 - 9 years of experience
  • Clear written and verbal communicator
  • Able to work under pressure and manage own workload
  • Passionate about technology and start-ups
  • Advanced competency in Microsoft Word
  • Advanced competency in Microsoft Word
  • Fluent in English