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Here at Tala, we are looking to hire a talented lawyer based out of our Manila office to help us manage legal operations in Southeast Asia. The Assistant Counsel will work on a variety of matters with other members of Talas global legal team, including corporate governance & compliance matters, commercial contracts & addressing the unique challenges that arise in a global, growing startup. We are seeking a highly motivated, self-starter who enjoys working in a dynamic, fast-paced & collaborative environment. In this challenging position, you will report to our Assistant General Counsel & work closely with our Manila-based business team.

The ideal Assistant Counsel candidate will have commercial law firm, in-house & FinTech experience & experience with handling a wide variety of commercial matters.


  • Manage regulatory compliance, corporate governance & other compliance matters in the Philippines
  • Stay up to date on relevant rules & regulations & work with the US Legal team to evaluate how they may affect Talas innovative & growing business
  • Support contract negotiation & collaborate with business teams to develop effective relationships with partners, contractors & vendors
  • Maintain our contract management system
  • Work with our Associate General Counsel on other special projects


  • Law degree
  • RA 1080 BAR (BAR Passer)
  • Three to four years of legal experience
  • Experience in consumer finance & financial regulation
  • Experience working on commercial contracts

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • In house legal experience, preferably at a FinTech or financial services company
  • Experience working with US business partners
  • Experience working at a startup

We strongly believe that inclusion fosters innovation & were proud to have a diverse team with a wide variety of backgrounds & experiences. We focus on hiring talented people regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About Tala:

Tala is the leading mobile technology & data science company committed to financial inclusion globally. More than 2.5 million people have borrowed through Talas smartphone app, which provides instant credit scoring, lending, & other personalized financial services in emerging markets. Tala has raised more than $105 million from leading venture & impact investors including Revolution, IVP, Ribbit Capital, Data Collective, & Lowercase Capital. Talas global team is headquartered in Santa Monica, with additional offices in Nairobi, Manila, Mexico City, Mumbai, & Bangalore.

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