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Legal Counsel, Thailand in Bangkok - Wireless Rd at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/29/2021

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At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives. We’re a purpose-driven company, and our beliefs are the foundation of how we conduct business every day. We’re guided by our core values of Inclusion, Innovation, Collaboration, and Wellness. Collectively, these values inspire us to work together as One Team with our customers at the center of everything we do, and to take care of ourselves, each other, and the communities in which we live and work. We challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. Join us as we enable the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of millions of people around the world.

This role could be based in Bangkok or Singapore, providing legal support primarily to the Thailand market.

This position is responsible for:

  • Providing legal and regulatory advice associated with online payments, interbank money transfers and settlements, credit & debit card fund settlements, foreign exchange, money remittance, e-money/stored value, digital wallets, payment gateways, holding and reuse of balances, merchant acquiring, bank withdrawals and ACH & payments processing;   
  • Providing legal and compliance advice associated with payments licensing, payments regulations, anti-money laundering, counter terrorist financing, outsourcing, data protection, privacy, consumer protection, and information security;
  • Dealing and negotiating with regulators and government authorities in Thailand including the Bank of Thailand, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Commerce, data privacy regulator, etc.;
  • Engaging in regulatory advocacy, drafting and advising on correspondence, submissions and communications with regulators;
  • Advising on regulatory issues with respect to the Anti-Money Laundering Office or law enforcement agencies for suspicious transaction reporting;
  • Advising on onsite inspections, investigations and queries by financial services regulators, law enforcement agencies and government agencies;
  • Advising on commercial contracts with online merchants, bank partners, channel partners, card networks, international and local acquirers, card issuers and other online payment services providers;
  • Advising on legal and regulatory issues associated with sales, marketing, communications, market entry, product and services development;
  • Advising on market entry into local markets which would include setting up of local marketing and customer service offices;          
  • Advising on customer complaints, disputes, charge backs, claims, refunds and dispute resolution including litigation;
  • Working closely with cross functional teams such as Compliance, Government Relations and Global Entity Management;  
  • Advising on corporate governance and corporate secretarial matters;
  • Working on regional legal and regulatory projects;
  • Monitoring legal and regulatory developments in Thailand and advising the business on the impact of such regulatory developments;  
  • Advising on matters relating to commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, employment law.

Requirements:

  • Candidates should have a minimum of 6 years post qualification experience and be from an established in-house legal team or established private practice law firm with international legal and regulatory experience.
  • Preference for candidates with solid experience and expertise in Thai and regional laws and regulations relating to payments both offline and online, fund settlement, credit card acquiring, credit card services and settlements, e-money, money remittances, fund settlements, foreign exchange and e-commerce, AML and CFT regulations.
  • We would consider candidates with solid and broad legal and regulatory experience and expertise in financial services including consumer and retail banking, securities brokerage, Wealth Management, consumer credit and finance.      
  • Broad and solid experience in dealing with regulators in Thailand and familiarity with the regulatory landscape, with substantial experience and expertise in regulatory advocacy (both written and oral)
  • Board experience in advising senior regional and local business management teams.

Education & Qualifications:

  • Good law degree and admission to practise law in Thailand and/or another established jurisdiction required

For more than 20 years, PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 400 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying, or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom, enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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