Companies you'll love to work for


Senior Corporate Counsel - Payments



Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Job Description:

Remitly's vision is to transform lives with trusted financial services that transcend borders. Since 2011, we have been tirelessly delivering on our promises to people who send money around the world. Today, we are reimagining global financial services and building products that extend beyond traditional barriers to give customers access to more of the services they need, no matter where they call home. Join over 2,700 employees worldwide who are growing their careers with purpose and connection with our customers while having a positive impact on millions of people around the globe.

About the Role:

Remitly is looking for a Senior Legal Counsel to deliver payment agreements and provide regulatory advice to support Remitly's global products and services. In this role, you will be responsible for providing expert legal support on payment agreement negotiations, regulatory compliance, product and service development and driving cross border expansion and licensing initiatives. Working closely with Remitly's business and compliance teams, your role will also involve interpreting and analyzing complex legal and regulatory requirements, identifying areas of risk and opportunity, and providing timely and effective advice to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations. The successful candidate will be highly organized and be able to stay updated on evolving regulatory matters in Australia, New Zealand and and other relevant jurisdictions within APAC. This role is based in Sydney and will report to the Legal Director, Global Payments.

You Will:

  • Deliver strategic commercial agreements with partners (including banks and payment processors) as well as providing legal advice and support for global projects.
  • Advise on payment services and related regulatory issues applicable to the Remitly business including the support of cross border expansion initiatives
  • Support and advise the government relations and compliance teams on regulatory engagement matters
  • Monitor and stay current with changes in payment related laws and regulations and advise on any necessary changes to Remitly's products and services
  • Manage and collaborate with external counsel in various jurisdictions to develop solutions on global regulatory matters that meet Remitly business requirements.

You Have:

  • Qualifications to practice as an qualified lawyer in Australia with 8+ years - preferably including both in-house counsel and top national or international law firm experience.
  • Experience in a highly regulated industry with financial regulatory and e-commerce legal requirements, including advice on payments and technology agreements.
  • An in-depth knowledge of ANZ payments / e-money regulations and industry standards as well as experience in advising on regulatory issues on a multi-jurisdictional basis. Experience of the payments regulatory environment in other jurisdictions such as the APAC market is also strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with regulatory agencies and managing external counsel
  • Demonstrated ability of leading cross functional legal projects and ability to implement programmes of regulatory change in a fast pace, high growth environment
  • A practical and self-motivated attitude, being, happy to work on high level, complex projects.

Our Benefits:

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) available for eligible employees
  • Mental Health & Family Forming Benefits
  • Continuing education and corridor travel benefits

We are committed to nondiscrimination across our global organization and in all of our business operations. Employment is determined based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identification and expression, marital status, military status or status as an honorably discharge/veteran, pregnancy (including a woman's potential to get pregnant, pregnancy-related conditions, and childbearing), sexual orientation, age (40 and over), national origin, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, physical, mental, or sensory disability (including the use of a trained dog guide or service animal), HIV/AIDS or hepatitis C status, genetic information, status as an actual or perceived victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or any other protected class as established by law.

Remitly is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.