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   Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2019
 
   
 
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  Company 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.

Job Description

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.

Key responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications

What you will need:

Professional

  • 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

    Business

  • 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

Additional Information

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.

 
 
 
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