Senior Regulatory Counsel, North Asia
Airwallex
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
4天前

Airwallex is a global payments fintech company transforming the way businesses move and manage money globally. We have built a global financial infrastructure platform to help businesses transact, collect and pay across 130+ countries and 50+ currencies, without the constraints of the traditional global financial system.

We've grown to 19 global locations and have raised over US$800 million in funding. To support our ambitious growth plans, we're looking for smart, collaborative and passionate people who are looking to make a genuine impact.

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 Regulatory Counsel for North Asia, you will be based in Hong Kong and report to the Lead Counsel, Product Legal and Regulatory, North Asia.

This role will have a strong focus on advising complex regulatory issues in North Asia and around the world, and ensuring we are compliant with our licensing requirements.

As a Senior Regulatory Counsel r, you will be a valuable member of a global team. You will be given the opportunity to support a rapidly growing business and support the management team to navigate an increasingly complex regulatory landscape.

This dynamic role is ideal for someone who enjoys wearing multiple hats and solving complex issues and pain points 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 :

  • Be responsible for handling all regulatory issues relating to our North Asia business
  • Monitor, report and influence trends and developments of regulatory issues in Hong Kong and other North Asia jurisdictions
  • Work closely with the legal and AML compliance teams to ensure compliance
  • Review and update manuals, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with laws and regulations in Hong Kong and other North Asia jurisdictions
  • Support local and global Product, Strategy and Management teams on launch of new products or business initiatives
  • Be responsible for liaising with senior stakeholders in North Asia and around different regions
  • Manage external counsel 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
  • Who you are :

  • Lean in - you are proactive with business partners to identify the important issues and know how to prioritise to keep pace with a fast-moving business
  • Possess strong legal instincts - you possess strong analytical and drafting skills developed from tackling a variety of projects at past roles and are a quick learner who enjoys new challenges
  • Are a natural process improver - you have a well-honed ability to identify inefficiencies and uplift processes accordingly
  • Are a strong communicator - you can synthesise and communicate recommendations to stakeholders and senior management in a concise yet thorough way
  • Are a team player - you build rapport to become a vital part of a small, fast-paced team and work collaboratively with people at all levels and across functions and cultures
  • Are a doer - you are self-motivated, thoughtful and passionate about effecting change within the organisation and hold yourself accountable for delivering key outcomes
  • What you will bring :

  • 8+ years of post-qualification experience
  • Strong regulatory experience gained in the fintech industry, reputable law firm(s) or financial institutions
  • Sound knowledge of the financial services regulatory environment in Hong Kong and other North Asia jurisdictions (experience with HKMA and C&ED a definite advantage)
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and ability to deal with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Proactive, results-driven, and take ownership for their work
  • Ability to multi-task and a team player with strong communication skills
  • Fluent English and Chinese, strong ability to draft documents in both languages
  • Bachelor of Laws, LLM or Juris Doctor from a top-tier law school
  • At Airwallex you'll have the ability to make an impact in a rapidly growing, global fintech. You'll be offered a competitive salary and we also like to ensure we create the best environment for our people by providing a collaborative open office space with a fully stocked kitchen.

    We organise regular team building events, encourage flexible / remote working and we give our people the freedom to be creative.

    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 colour, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital or family status, disability, gender, or any other legally protected status.

    If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

  • Airwallex does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firm recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired;
  • such resumes will be deemed the sole property of Airwallex. At Airwallex you'll have the ability to make an impact in a rapidly growing, global fintech.

    You'll be offered a competitive salary and we also like to ensure we create the best environment for our people by providing a collaborative open office space with a fully stocked kitchen.

    We organise regular team building events, encourage flexible / remote working and we give our people the freedom to be creative.

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