Corporate Legal Counsel - SG


  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Legal
  • Post Date: 02/20/2021
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  • Company Address: Rukan Grand Panglima Polim Kav.78 Jl. Panglima Polim Raya Pulo, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta, 12160

About xendit

Xendit helps businesses accept payments and send money - simply, at speed, with great customer service.

Job Description

Xendit is an Indonesian fintech company that provides payment infrastructure across Southeast Asia. Xendit processes payments, runs marketplaces, disburses payroll and loans, detects fraud and helps other businesses grow exponentially. We serve these companies by providing a suite of world-class APIs and a dashboard UI that simplifies processes. 

Our main focus is to build the most advanced payment rails for South-east Asia, with a clear goal in mind — to make payments in South-east Asia simple, secure and easy for everyone. We currently serve SMEs to some of the region’s largest tech startups and also giant-sized businesses like Samsung. We process millions of transactions monthly, growing 8% month on month for the last 3 years. We are trusted and backed by some of the largest VCs in the world, who invested in Facebook, Slack, Twitch and Grab, and are alumni of the prestigious YCombinator (S15).

The legal department sits at the heart of Xendit and is a core part of the business. The team provides front-line guidance and support to all areas of the company, contributing to decisions that impact our growth every day.

You will play a crucial part in leading and managing our day to day legal matters across Singapore. As your role expands, you will have an increasingly pivotal role in the planning and execution of our overall strategy.  You will work independently and in a team across the entire company with minimum supervision. We promise you, you won’t be micromanaged! However, if you need more hands on supervision, all you need to do is ask! We want a legal geek who is tech savvy and knows how to translate legal jargon into layman terms. You will be reporting to the General Counsel, who is another legal geek, just like yourself.  

What you will be doing

We're looking for a Legal Counsel to tackle all our legal matters in Singapore. Being across the relevant laws and regulations helps us put our best foot forward with customers, banks, our partners, the government and regulators. This role comes with substantial trust and responsibility and has a real and important impact. 

Be our Legal Eagle 

  • Draft, review, negotiate and advise with our internal stakeholders, customers, business partners, vendors and third parties on a variety of corporate matters
  • Provide clear and business driven legal advisory on all legal aspects of company operations, product and services and strategic partnerships
  • Identify potential areas of legal vulnerability and risk, develop and implement corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provide general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future
  • Provide legal support to other departments (Sales, Partnership, Product, Government Relations, Compliance, HR etc)
  • Carry out independent legal research, across many different areas of the law and industry
  • Where needed, manage and communicate with external legal counsel(s) 
  • Assist with management of our IP portfolio
  • Assist with corporate secretarial matters
  • Lead any dispute or proceedings with third parties

Translate between Xendit and the law

  • Be able to advocate for what’s right internally in a Xendit way and what’s right externally in a legal way
  • Work to outcomes even though so much is outside your control
  • Be able to engage in lively discussion internally and help the internal team understand why things need to be done a certain way
  • Be able to provide out of the box, legally sound solutions

Do whatever it takes to make Xendit succeed

  • Assist and work alongside the rest of the legal team in collaboratively managing all legal matters and affairs
  • Mentor junior and other members of the team who will assist in executing the above
  • You challenge results, provide solutions and form justifiable assumptions for the business

What you will need

  • 3-8 Years PQE
  • Corporate experience as a private practice and/or in house lawyer
  • Strong skills in drafting legal documents
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work well within the legal team and with internal/ external stakeholders
  • Hold a current practicing certificate
  • Excellent English language skills (written and oral)

Nice to have

  • Experience in technology, payments and financial services, intellectual property, privacy, data protection and a working understanding of financial regulations
  • Know another language
What we care about
  • Solve for the customer first: You build what customers want. You think about what is right for customers, not what is easiest for you
  • Demonstrate mastery of honey badgery: You make ambitious goals. Then execute…no matter what stands in the way. When knocked down, you get up
  • Take on challenges willingly and can be trusted to execute: You can be trusted to get things done right the first time quickly. You hit your deadlines
  • You’re like us: You smile a lot, think work is fun and don’t take yourself too seriously. You measure yourself against the best and believe feedback is the breakfast of champions. You follow the golden rule.
  • You’re remarkable: People naturally talk about how awesome you are. If we can’t find someone who raves about you then it’s unlikely we will too.

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.