Legal Counsel

Hong Kong, Taiwan

We are looking to hire an in-house Legal Counsel to be based in either Hong Kong or Taipei, Taiwan. 

Working in an exciting, international, and fast-paced work environment, you will be given challenging and diverse opportunities every day.  The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong work ethic, good problem-solving skills and be a team player who is comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic workplace. 

YOUR TASKS:

Lead company-wide efforts on all legal matters including:

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:

What can you expect from us?

Impact: We are actively empowering and connecting people to a better financial future. Join us if you want to help us achieve our mission. 

Work: We have a team of over 400 talented individuals in 6 markets who are hyper passionate about building innovative financial solutions and making an impact on people’s lives. 

Culture: We take our work seriously but don’t hesitate to keep things light. We can only create magic when we have a little bit of fun. 

Thrive: We launched in 2014 and fast-forward 7 years we now help over 10 million monthly users make the best financial decisions. Accelerate your career and become a pioneer in your field with a leading fintech company that seeks to push the boundaries of your imagination and is committed to growing your career. 

Reputation: We are backed by world-class organizations and companies and have raised over US$110 million from investors including Experian, Pacific Century Group, IFC - a member of the World Bank Group

 
EEO Statement 
Hyphen Group is an equal opportunity employer. We value, support and respect all individuals and is committed to maintaining an inclusive and diverse working environment. Decisions in hiring are based on business needs, requirements of the job and individual qualifications and shall not be influenced by any consideration of race, ethnic or national origin, religion, sex (including gender identity and/or expression), age, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
 
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We are looking to hire an in-house Legal Counsel to be based in either Hong Kong or Taipei, Taiwan. 

Working in an exciting, international, and fast-paced work environment, you will be given challenging and diverse opportunities every day.  The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong work ethic, good problem-solving skills and be a team player who is comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic workplace. 

YOUR TASKS:

Lead company-wide efforts on all legal matters including:

  • Identifying and consulting on legal risks in connection with the development of new services and products, expansion into new markets, and/or regulated areas or those related to privacy, information security, and compliance
  • Reviewing, drafting, negotiating, and overseeing the approval process for commercial contracts and agreements and outsourcing arrangements in collaboration with the local business units and regional teams
  • Provide legal advice on data privacy requirements to support the business globally.
  • Providing time-sensitive support on a wide array of legal enquiries in connection with all aspects of Hyphen Group's operations including employment issues, dispute resolution and litigious matters
  • Interfacing with local regulators and other regional officials to ensure compliance with licensing and other regulatory agencies
  • Building upon existing policies and frameworks, and developing new processes and procedures, leveraging on technology, to improve the legal function and drive the group legal strategy forward
  • Researching, analysing and staying on top of legal developments concerning a wide range of disciplines including fintech, insurance, IP, data privacy, AML etc.
  • Provide in-house training to team members on legal and compliance matters
  • Directing, supervising, and managing outside counsel, including management of external legal expenditure

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Common law qualified lawyer with at least 3 years’ PQE.
  • In-house counsel experience with internet or technology company or financial institution is required
  • Experience dealing with regulator (HKMA, MAS, FSC) preferred
  • Familiar with local laws and regulations and must be fluent in spoken and written English and Mandarin Chinese
  • Intellectually robust, capable, and able to articulate your approach, analysis and conclusions clearly
  • Good judgment and time management skills, and can prioritize and work effectively under pressure
  • Strong commercial and business acumen, with and ability to use legal skills, judgment, and experience to achieve a practical outcome

What can you expect from us?

Impact: We are actively empowering and connecting people to a better financial future. Join us if you want to help us achieve our mission. 

Work: We have a team of over 400 talented individuals in 6 markets who are hyper passionate about building innovative financial solutions and making an impact on people’s lives. 

Culture: We take our work seriously but don’t hesitate to keep things light. We can only create magic when we have a little bit of fun. 

Thrive: We launched in 2014 and fast-forward 7 years we now help over 10 million monthly users make the best financial decisions. Accelerate your career and become a pioneer in your field with a leading fintech company that seeks to push the boundaries of your imagination and is committed to growing your career. 

Reputation: We are backed by world-class organizations and companies and have raised over US$110 million from investors including Experian, Pacific Century Group, IFC - a member of the World Bank Group

 
EEO Statement 
Hyphen Group is an equal opportunity employer. We value, support and respect all individuals and is committed to maintaining an inclusive and diverse working environment. Decisions in hiring are based on business needs, requirements of the job and individual qualifications and shall not be influenced by any consideration of race, ethnic or national origin, religion, sex (including gender identity and/or expression), age, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or other applicable legally protected characteristics.