Company Description|Job Description
As the world's leader in digital payments technology, Visa's mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable & secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, & economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure & reliable payments around the world, & is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company's dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, & fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network & scale to reshape the future of commerce.
At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, & be part of an inclusive & diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators & risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, & doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy & digital commerce to millions of unbanked & underserved consumers.
You'rean Individual.We'rethe team for you.Together, let's transform the way the world pays.
What a Legal Counsel does at Visa:
To serve as a member of the Visa Asia Pacific Legal Team & assist senior legal counsel in providing legal advisory support for a broad range of legal issues including, in particular, corporate/commercial, technology & intellectual property.
Draft & review a wide range of contracts & other legal documents for different functional business units
Respond to requests for advice from different functional business units on a broad range of legal matters, including corporate, commercial, technology, antitrust, regulatory, intellectual property, employment & privacy
Work with external counsel in a cost-efficient manner to advise on specialist legal issues; translate external legal advice into practical business solutions for functional business units
Develop, implement & update legal documentation templates
Assist with company secretarial matters
Such other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Chief Counsel for Asia Pacific
Why this is important to Visa
The Legal Counsel provides legal advice, counsel & support to Visa's business operations in the Asia Pacific region, & serves as a trusted & respected advisor to senior management & a variety of business units. The incumbent has responsibility for enabling Visa's business & protecting Visa, through drafting agreements, assisting with negotiations, & advising on diverse areas of law for strategic partnerships, commercial transactions, technology & intellectual property-related matters as well as daily operations of the business.
What you will need:
Qualified to practice law in Hong Kong or a common law jurisdiction, with 6 to 10 years of post-qualification legal experience
Good working knowledge of Hong Kong law concepts
Solid corporate/commercial law experience in drafting & negotiating strategic & complex deals in a top-tier law firm or multinational company
Strong academic background with good commercial sense & analytical skills
Ability to efficiently manage & prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, & to identify & resolve legal & business issues independently & quickly
Exceptional legal drafting skills, good attention to detail
Motivated; eager to learn & develop new practice areas
Good command of written & spoken English & Cantonese required; fluency in Mandarin highly preferred
Excellent communication & client relationship skills
Experience in operating in a matrix environment with multiple stakeholders; an open & transparent communicator; strong interpersonal skills & ability to work well in a team-based environment
Ability to effectively communicate complex concepts & issues
Intellectually curious, strong EQ, resilient
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially Outlook, Word & PowerPoint
What will also help:
Genuinely interested in technology & the payments industry
Familiar with the Asia Pacific region
International experience preferred, but a desire to expand knowledge of regional laws & legal systems can substitute
Knowledge of antitrust law, anti-bribery laws (such as FCPA & UK Bribery Act), privacy law & intellectual property law preferred
You will be a member of a regional legal team that works at the cutting edge of new payment technologies, innovation & the fintech industry in an increasingly regulated environment, which brings unique & novel challenges in the commercial/technology law space.