Corporate Counsel, Asia Pacific (Capital Markets and Banking Solutions)

Employer
FIS
Location
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Apr 17, 2021
Closes
Jun 11, 2021
Ref
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Job Role
Other
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Position Type :
Full time
Type Of Hire :
Experienced (relevant combo of work and education)
Education Desired :
Bachelor of Law
What you will be doing

This is an exciting opportunity to join the FIS legal team as a junior corporate counsel for the APAC region supporting FIS' financial technology business in that region. FIS' business in APAC continues to experience rapid growth in supplying technology solutions that cover the myriad of requirements sought by banks, financial institutions, exchanges and corporates in the region. You will be at the forefront of that continued expansion, operating from our regional HQ in the Singapore alongside the regional executive team. You will form part of the Singapore based team of FIS lawyers supporting FIS' business in APAC and you will report into the Assistant General Counsel for the APAC region.

This is a broad based in-house commercial legal role, with responsibility across the spectrum of internal legal advice, to all aspects of the business, but with a particular focus upon preparing and negotiating contract documentation with commercial clients of the company, principally for the Capital Markets and Banking Solutions divisions of FIS. You will provide legal advice and counsel to business units within the company on a wide variety of issues that arise in the context of commercial contracts and information technology and payments services in areas that include software licensing, data security, privacy and regulatory matters. As a US owned company that transacts in English, key to this position will be solid English speaking and drafting skills.

You will also:
  • review, prepare and negotiate information and technology services contracts, software licenses, and other outsourcing and information services agreements for services and products provided to financial institutions and other business entities
  • perform legal research and analysis on commercial contract and information technology law issues, as well as software licensing, payment processing and payment services, including data security and privacy, technology development, and commercial services
  • advise business colleagues on legal issues relating to compliance
  • counsel business colleagues in connection with client relationships, including commercial contract dispute matters

  • What you bring:
  • You must be fully qualified as a lawyer in a common law jurisdiction (e.g. Singapore, Hong Kong, UK, United States, Australia/NZ) with an undergraduate qualification to a good degree standard from a leading university
  • You must have a minimum of 3 years' in the practice of law in a high-quality law firm or in-house environment, and possess a solid understanding of corporate and commercial contract issues.
  • You must have strong professional ethics with a commitment to excellence
  • You should ideally possess knowledge of and experience with the principles involved in drafting information and technology services agreements, software license agreements, and general commercial contracts.
  • You must have strong analytical and advisory skills, including the ability to review and evaluate multi-faceted issues and counsel business colleagues on complex legal questions relating to various business matters. You must possess the ability to use creative problem-solving skills to resolve issues in a pragmatic and sound manner.
  • You must have strong communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with business stakeholders, outside legal counsel, and internal and external clients. This includes strong writing skills and the ability to draft contracts, dispute resolution documentation and other legal communications.
  • You must have strong negotiation and deal-making skills, including the ability to balance the company's goals and the client's needs, as well as the ability to deal with multiple parties with competing interests.
  • You must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, colleagues and opposing counsel, and be able to work collaboratively with other team members, both within the FIS Legal team and in other groups. You must also be able to mentor others in their professional legal development.
  • You must have the ability to manage multiple deals simultaneously.
  • You must be comfortable with technology and the use of technology tools in performing your daily work responsibilities.

  • Added bonus if you have:

    Experience or expertise in the financial technology industry, or in working closely with financial institutions on their technology matters.

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