Legal Counsel, Digital Payments (APAC)

Legal Counsel, Digital Payments (APAC)

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Job Description

foodpanda is the largest food and grocery delivery platform in Asia, outside of China. Operating in more than 400 cities across 11 markets, foodpanda continues to expand and grow in its core food delivery business as well as in new verticals like grocery deliveries, with a strong tech infrastructure at its core. From our restaurants-partners, cloud kitchens and cloud grocery stores - foodpanda is just one tap away, delivering everything you need quickly and conveniently to your doorstep.
Our parent company, Delivery Hero, is a global leader in the food delivery industry processing over 5 million orders every day and operating in more than 50 markets in the world, with 27,000 employees and approximately more than half a million restaurant partners.

However, this doesn't happen without some really awesome people. We are looking for a APAC qualified Legal Counsel in the Digital Payment Services domain to support our growing Regional team as part of an international team of highly talented and motivated people.

  • Working in close cooperation with all divisions of our Regional and Global Legal Team as well as with several other departments
  • Ensuring that applicable laws and internal standards in the area of Payments/Financial Services are implemented and adhered to across different markets and legal entities within the foodpanda universe
  • Working closely with foodpanda's APAC Payments team and management in further developing our operating model in different jurisdictions, especially in the areas of FinTech and Payment Initiatives
  • Coordinating with external law firms and help settle legal disputes in different jurisdictions in the APAC region
  • Managing administrative proceedings and acting as contact person for regulators in the region
  • Coordinating with local teams to interact with different regulators for clarity related to digital payments licenses and their acquisition
  • Negotiating partnership and cooperation agreements in Payments and Financial Services together with our payments team
  • Assisting in dealing with all legal matters occurring in connection with Foodpanda's payments business operations

  • Bachelor of Laws degree with at least five (5) years of post-qualification experience and qualified to practise law in a common law jurisdiction
  • At least five (5) years of experience working in a law firm and/or as an in-house counsel in the digital payments domain in APAC, with in-house experience strongly preferred
  • Strong experience in managing all legal related aspects of digital payments
  • Strong experience in leading the application for and acquiring of digital payment licenses in APAC
  • Strong project management and organisational skills coordinate complex projects
  • Very strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Able to work independently if required, and learn quickly and adapt to different roles in a growing team
  • A sense of urgency, pragmatism and a solution-oriented approach to problem-solving
  • Commercially astute, highly-driven and pragmatic, with strong influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively, and efficiently communicate complex legal concepts to internal stakeholders

What we can offer you:
  • A vibrant and international team with multi-cultural and diverse backgrounds.
  • Solving challenges with inspiring colleagues in an all hands-on deck environment.
  • Management team that recognizes top performers, welcome our newbies, and shares a love for good food.
  • Competitive package, incentives, allowances, food perks, insurance, and more.

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About Foodpanda

Foodpanda is an online food and grocery delivery platform owned by Delivery Hero. Foodpanda operates as the lead brand for Delivery Hero in Asia, with its headquarters in Singapore. It is currently the largest food and grocery delivery platform in Asia, outside of China, operating in 12 markets across Asia.

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