Associate Legal Counsel

Tala (Formerly InVenture)

  • Makati, Philippines
    Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
    Makati
    Metro Manila
    Philippines
  • Full time
Recruiter was hiring 6 hours ago

Job Description

Here at Tala, we are looking to hire a talented lawyer based out of our Manila office to help us manage legal operations in Southeast Asia. The Assistant Counsel will work on a variety of matters with other members of Tala’s global legal team, including corporate governance and compliance matters, commercial contracts and addressing the unique challenges that arise in a global, growing startup. We are seeking a highly motivated, self-starter who enjoys working in a dynamic, fast-paced and collaborative environment. In this challenging position, you will report to our Associate General Counsel and work closely with our Manila-based business team.

The ideal Assistant Counsel candidate will have commercial law firm, in-house and FinTech experience and experience with handling a wide variety of commercial matters.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage regulatory compliance, corporate governance and other compliance matters in the Philippines
  • Stay up to date on relevant rules and regulations and work with the US Legal team to evaluate how they may affect Tala’s innovative and growing business
  • Support contract negotiation and collaborate with business teams to develop effective relationships with partners, contractors and vendors
  • Maintain our contract management system
  • Work with our Associate General Counsel on other special projects

Minimum Qualifications

  • Law degree
  • RA 1080 BAR (BAR Passer)
  • Three to four years of legal experience
  • Experience in consumer finance and financial regulation
  • Experience working on commercial contracts

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • In house legal experience, preferably at a FinTech or financial services company
  • Experience working with US business partners
  • Experience working at a startup

About Tala:

We strongly believe that inclusion fosters innovation and we’re proud to have a diverse team with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We focus on hiring talented people regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Tala is the leading mobile technology and data science company committed to financial inclusion globally. Millions of people have borrowed through Tala’s smartphone app, which provides instant, personalized credit to underserved customers in East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Tala is backed by leading venture and impact investors including PayPal, Revolution Growth, IVP, and Lowercase Capital. Tala is headquartered in Santa Monica with additional offices in Nairobi, Manila, Mexico City, and Bangalore.

Perks and Benefits

  • Flexitime Flexitime
  • Work from Home Work from Home
  • Paid Holidays Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation Leave Paid Vacation Leave
  • Paid Sick Leave Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Bereavement/Family Leave Paid Bereavement/Family Leave
  • Maternity & Paternity Leave Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Single Parent Leave Single Parent Leave
  • Special Leave Benefits for Women Special Leave Benefits for Women
  • Retirement Benefit Plans Retirement Benefit Plans
  • Medical / Health Insurance Medical / Health Insurance
  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, or Vision Plans Medical, Prescription, Dental, or Vision Plans
  • Transportation Allowances Transportation Allowances
  • Free Lunch or Snacks Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Stock Options Stock Options

Required Skills

  • Auditing and Compliance
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Law and Government
  • Financial Reporting
  • Legal Writing

Jobs Summary

Job level
Associate / Supervisor
Job category
Legal
Educational requirement
Bachelor's degree graduate
Recruiter response to application
Always 
Office Address
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Industry
Financial Services
Vacancy
1 opening
Website
http://www.tala.co

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About Tala (Formerly InVenture)

Tala is a mission-driven, mobile technology and data science company that’s opening up financial access for underserved people globally. Tala’s smartphone app uses alternative data to deliver instant credit and help customers build their financial identities. Unlike traditional credit scoring, Tala's proprietary underwriting models draw on thousands of mobile data points including network diversity, social connectedness, geographic patterns, and financial transactions to score customers in real time, without a need for formal credit history. Tala is headquartered in Santa Monica with additional offices in Nairobi and Manila. Tala, formerly known as InVenture, is backed by IVP, Ribbit Capital, Lowercase Capital, Data Collective, Collaborative Fund and other leading venture and impact investors. In 2016, Fast Company ranked Tala as one of its top 10 companies in Money, and Forbes named Tala as one of the top 50 FinTech companies in the world. Additionally, Tala’s work has been highlighted by Forbes, the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, TED, and Wired, among others. Tala is headquartered in Los Angeles with additional offices in Nairobi and Manila.
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