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Senior Legal Counsel

Employer
Ebury
Location
Sydney, Australia
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 21, 2024

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Ebury is a hyper-growth FinTech firm, named in 2021 as one of the top FinTechs to work for by Glassdoor and AltFi. We offer a range of products including FX risk management, trade finance, currency accounts, international payments and API integration.

Senior Legal Counsel (APAC) - Sydney Office

The Legal Department at Ebury is core to the functioning of the Ebury Group. It provides front-line advice to all parts of the Ebury Group on legal, regulatory and governance matters which contribute to Ebury's growth every day.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven corporate/commercial lawyer based in Syndey, Australiawho is keen to work in a fast-paced, dynamic and growing company. The successful candidate will provide high quality legal advice to key stakeholders in Australia and across the Ebury network, and be pivotal to Ebury's development on a global scale. This role will enable the person who fills it to turn their hand to commercial matters and a variety of other matters with a view to supporting the development of the person that fills this role. The person who fills this role will report to the General Counsel.

Responsibilities:
  • Drafting and negotiating agreements required to support Ebury's business and operational activity with third parties and on an intragroup basis.
  • Contributing to the design and implementation of new products and expansion into new markets.
  • Structuring and executing strategic initiatives such as refinancings, negotiations with banking partners, fundraising, M&A activity and transfers of significant equity stakes in Ebury Group companies.
  • Advising on corporate structuring matters, working closely with the Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel to maintain and develop Ebury's corporate structure given its global footprint in an efficient manner, having regarding to regulatory, tax and other relevant matters.
  • Drafting and advising on relationship agreements and other terms with customers, including FX T&Cs and other mass payment agreements.
  • Managing communications with investors, responding to shareholder queries and supporting the General Counsel and Company Secretary to uphold best in class governance standards across the Ebury Group.
  • Working with Front Office, Risk Department, HR, Operations and other departments to resolve day-to-day queries.
  • Representing Ebury in interaction with clients, counterparties, banking partners, industry bodies and other third parties.
  • Preparing templates, playbooks, procedures and self-service material and participating in the provision of relevant training and awareness programmes.
  • Supporting the General Counsel in delivering the Legal Department's objectives generally, sharing knowhow and training and development of less experienced members of the team.

Requirements:
  • A proactive mindset and an ability to communicate effectively in practical terms with stakeholders at all levels of the Ebury Group.
  • Australian qualified lawyer with corporate and/or commercial law experience.
  • At least 6 years of post qualification experience, either in private practice or in house.
  • Interest in the fintech sector and financial products.
  • An ability in a fast paced environment to prioritise and manage a wide range of competing priorities (with support from other team members and external counsel where necessary).
  • Hold Australian Permanent Residency or Citizenship.

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About Us

Ebury is a FinTech success story, positioned among the fastest-growing international companies in its sector.

Founded in 2009, we are headquartered in London and have more than 1300 staff with a presence in more than 20 countries worldwide. Cultural diversity is part of what makes Ebury a special place to be. From Sao Paulo to Dubai, Bucharest to Toronto, we enjoy sharing team experiences and celebrating success across the Ebury family.

Hard work pays off: in 2019, Ebury received a £350 million investment from Banco Santander and has won internationally recognised awards including Financial Times: 1000 Europe's Fastest-Growing Companies.

None of this would have been possible without our proudest achievement: our great people. Enthusiastic, innovative and collaborative teams, always ready to disrupt and revolutionise the fast-paced FinTech sector.

We believe in inclusion. We stand against discrimination in all forms and have no tolerance for the intolerance of differences that makes us a modern and successful organisation. At Ebury, you can be whoever you want to be and still feel a sense of belonging no matter your story because we want you and your uniqueness to help write our future.

Please submit your application on the careers website directly, uploading your CV / resume in English.

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