Legal Counsel

Are you a talented and passionate Legal Counsel?

  • Would you like to be part of a team that develops new products for a new fin-tech company, specialized in attractive, secure and cost effective payment solutions?
  • Would you like to help establish the company from scratch by setting up and finding out the needed legal regulations and standards?

Then we like YOU to join our dynamic PaySociety team.

About us

PaySociety (PS) is soon to incorporate, and will launch its own proprietary Global Payment Network & Associated Services. These new payment solutions will transform the daily payments, including shopping, restaurants, hotels, petrol stations, internet payments, payments for your business, sending funds overseas, by providing transactions which are secure, faster, and at lower cost. Following receipt of appropriate financial licenses, we anticipate a phased launch such that our Global Payment Network will enable associated services at phase 1 covering more than 30 countries, and with further phases reaching up to 70 countries.

Responsibilities

  • Being a strong team player, being an active member of the growing PaySociety Legal Team;
  • Being trusted advisor to the business, providing strategic and commercial advice in all areas of law and regulations concerning payment systems, data protection and privacy, technology products and services in the financial services sector both local and multi-jurisdictional;
  • Drafting high quality documents in the area of payments and financial services-related products and services, policies, procedures and guidelines;
  • Assisting with applications with authorities including for financial licenses, and trade marks in PaySociety countries;
  • Providing strategic advice on product development, and performing a leadership role in formulating legally-compliant solutions that meet the company’s business objectives;
  • Being an expert in the areas of financial, data privacy, laws and regulations globally that could impact company’s business model and affect its growth;
  • Supporting the company’s efforts to expand its business internationally;
  • Overseeing corporate governance matters;

Qualifications

  • 8+ years’ post admission experience, ideally with a mix of in-house and law firm backgrounds;/li>
  • Knowledge of or the ability to research laws and regulations of all PaySociety countries, which regulate payments and other types of financial transactions, and the transfer of personal data;
  • Candidate must also have relevant prior experience advising on corporate and commercial matters;
  • High standard of legal drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements;
  • Experience supporting payments and IT compliance programs;
  • Strong academic credentials, with law degree from a top law school;
  • Qualified to practice law and provide legal advice in a major jurisdiction;
  • Self -driven professional who possesses excellent business judgment, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Capability to work with people in different time zones.
  • Be able to work in a multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional environment
  • Be a self-starter