Legal Manager - International Development
World First Asia
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Who we are:
World First is a market-leading, award-winning, bank-beating, rapidly growing, fun-loving international payments company, with offices in London, Sydney, Austin, Singapore, Hong Kong and Amsterdam. We want to improve our customers’ lives by moving money around the world brilliantly.
This is a new role for the business and will form part of the small, busy but growing in-house legal team. As part of World First’s continued growth, we are looking to expand our presence and operations globally. We are looking for a Legal Manager to support the Head Legal in researching new markets and to assist with the implementation of the international development strategy of World First.
This role has a strong international element and will require a commons sense approach to minimizing risk. This role has a broad remit advising on commercial and corporate legal issues, including regulatory licencing, data protection issues, governance structures and will get involved with employment, commercial leases and other issues as they arise. The successful candidate will be able to adapt their approach to the needs of the business and advise the business on general commercial issues in a rapidly changing business environment.
Skills and Competencies:
- Qualified lawyers with 3-5 years PQE
- Financial services, particularly Payment Services experience is preferred
- Strategic thinker with strong researching skills
- Be comfortable instructing and managing external counsel;
- Have strong communication skills and relationship building qualities to maintain existing and build new relationship
- You will also be a commercially minded and a results focused individual
What we offer:
- Open, friendly, fun-loving international working environment
- Excellent benefits package including annual performance-based bonus and health cover
- Free breakfast, holiday options, family leave, Volunteer day
Please send us your cover letter together with your CV in Word format.
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About World First Asia
Who we are:
We’re a multi-award winning foreign exchange specialist but we’re definitely not your typical financial services company. In fact, we pride ourselves on being a bit different – and that’s what makes us one of Hong Kong’s fastest growing businesses. Sound exciting?
Let’s keep it simple. We make moving money around the world faster, easier, cheaper and safer – in other words, better. Every year, we help tens of thousands of people and businesses move money across borders and between currencies. These are often exciting times for our customers – they might be buying a house in Europe, investing in vintage wine from Australia or importing widgets from China – and it’s our job to make these transactions happen and leave them smiling.
Our success depends on our people. We work hard at our relationships with our customers, suppliers, partners and colleagues and it’s nice to get a little credit for it every now and again. We recently won the National Business Award for Customer Focus and we’re very proud to have been acknowledged as one of the best companies to work for in HK - we have a Three Star Accreditation from the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For 2013 (the best you can get!). The company has also been listed in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and our founder, Jonathan Quin, has been named in the Accelerate Top 250 entrepreneurs.