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Since 2011, we've had a clear mission: money without borders . Built by and for people who live global lives, we're the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders.
We're just at the beginning of our story and we're growing at an incredible pace. We won't stop until anyone, anywhere can send, spend and receive money wherever they are, whatever they're doing. There's still heaps to do and we can't do it alone.
At TransferWise, you'll be joining a movement of people who believe in a better, fairer, more transparent way of moving money around the world. You'll collaborate to do your best work and take on problems that no one has looked at before.
If you're keen to learn, grow, try new things and aren't afraid of a bold plan, you'll fit right in.
How we work:
At TransferWise our strategy emerges from the collective brainpower of all our people, who are organised in dozens of independent, autonomous teams . Teams stay closest to our customers, so they choose what problems to solve and where to spend the most time.
You'll experience radical levels of ownership and empowerment within your role. Plus the opportunity to see the direct impact of your work on our customers.
About the job
With a high degree of autonomy, you will be supporting the legal and corporate activity within the TransferWise group to help take the business to the next level, including:
Working closely and building relationships with multiple business units across the Company and across our current APAC markets (Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Japan and potentially other regions in APAC) to advise on a wide range of legal matters and ad hoc problems, including financial regulation and consumer regulations, privacy (including working with our Group Data Protection & Privacy Team), marketing standards (proactive and reactive) market entry, partnerships etc.
Structuring, drafting, and negotiating commercial agreements with banking/payments partners, outsourced service providers and suppliers.
Understanding the real risks to the business and providing practical advice to product and banking teams. Supporting product and banking teams on changes to our customer agreement for new services or new market entry.
Support to the People Team on relevant employment law changes that impact teams or any disputes.
Supporting initiatives relating to governance within the group with close support from Group Co Sec (based in London), but part of the broader Legal team.
Liaising with external counsel where required
Advising on the legal rights and duties of subsidiary companies and its directors in the APAC region.
Working with the Legal Team (based in London, New York and Estonia) to support the wider needs of the company, for example training to teams in APAC on legal topics.
Staying up to date on legal developments in APAC and advising on future-looking initiatives.
Mentoring and upskilling relevant directors, officers and teams, making life simple and easy.
This role will give you the opportunity to:
Define your path to success - you'll have the freedom and responsibility to help shape what is needed and then make it happen
Build something for the future - we are continuing to grow rapidly and your work will be crucial in growing and maturing one of the companies of our time
Inspire with your ideas, knowledge and self-starting attitude
A bit about you:
We are looking for someone passionate about payments, fintech or finance and with an eye on the future. You will:
5 to 7 years of previous firm or in-house experience, focusing on payments or financial services
Proven experience with commercial contract structuring, drafting, and negotiation
Understand how start-ups work - how to balance between maturity in corporate governance and operations, and the practical considerations of fast growth and scaling
Have a track record in project management and clear communication, including being able to focus people behind a common goal, 'tell the story' and make the complex simple.
Focus on impact, through trusted relationships, attention to detail
Have a get-it-done, collaborative approach to problem solving and an ability to s eek creative, innovative solutions for complex matters
Maintain a sense of camaraderie and good humor while under pressure and working to tight deadlines
Well-organised and able to manage and prioritise numerous projects simultaneously
Have professionalism and high integrity
What we offer in return:
This is a full-time position reporting to the Head of Legal APAC, based in our awesome Singapore office. Our benefits include:
Competitive compensation, including salary and stock options package
21 days paid time off and other leave benefits
Annual company wide gathering in Europe - all expenses paid
Comprehensive group insurance package that includes: life and total permanent disability, ad&d, hospitalization and surgical coverage, outpatient and specialist outpatient, dental and maternity insurance
Many social events, including all team lunches on Friday
The chance to be part of one of THE companies of our time and help take it to the next level
If you think you've got what it takes, come help us build a beautiful future of money without borders! Please make sure your applications are submitted in English, as this is our working language.