Legal Counsel - Afterpay

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Closing On: Friday, 23rd August 2019
Category: Legal
Location: NSW
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: Young Lawyer

Job Description:

What’s it like working at Afterpay?

Welcome to the Rocketship! We’re a rapidly-growing team with one vision: to become the world’s most loved way to pay. Our Australian-made buy now pay later service has revolutionised the retail sector by allowing our customers to receive their purchases and then pay them off in instalments, all without having to pay upfront fees and interest.

In the Afterpay Touch universe, work is fast-paced, and roles are always evolving. There's plenty of opportunity in the roadmap ahead as our millennial brand expands into the US and beyond. You’ve got to have drive, tenacity, commitment to culture and good ideas, and you’ll find your hard work pays off with the tangible impact of your contribution as you directly shape the business.

An industry disruptor, Afterpay defies traditional ways of transacting, so our team is made up of positive, solution-based individuals who believe in redefining the industry. Things move quickly but we keep up with change, driven by our responsibility to our merchants, customers and investors.

About the Role

This is a newly created role to help support the growing AU & NZ business of Afterpay Touch Group. Reporting to the Head of Legal – AU & NZ in Sydney, the Legal Counsel will provide legal support across all facets of the AU & NZ business including sales, marketing, finance, product, technology, IP, privacy, customer service, regulatory, compliance and risk.

Based in our Sydney office, the role will suit a motivated and hands-on commercial lawyer who thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. You will work with a broad range of stakeholders, manage competing priorities and be comfortable working autonomously. Previous in-house experience particularly in the financial, retail and/or technology sectors will be highly regarded.


What you’ll be doing

As a key member of the Afterpay Touch Group’s Legal & Company Secretariat team, work collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders to help drive business growth

  • Assist in the provision of legal advice on a broad range of issues, including merchant and third-party contract negotiation, IP, marketing, IT and disputes
  • Advise on, and act as an escalation point for, consumer and merchant disputes
  • Help manage the IP & Trademark Portfolio
  • Review and advise on marketing collateral
  • Deliver training across the business as required
  • Deliver process improvements that assist the Legal team and other business stakeholders
  • Manage external legal advisers
  • Advise on regulatory compliance matters
  • Report key legal metrics for the AU & NZ business

About You 

  • 2 – 5 years PQE and a valid practising certificate in Australia
  • Strong commercial drafting and negotiating skills
  • Experience in the financial services, retail and/or technology industry highly regarded
  • Comfortable working independently to deliver high quality work to a variety of business units
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An adaptable, enthusiastic self-starter with a strong work ethic and ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Enjoy working in a consultative fashion with other business units

What we offer

Our office and facilities are open, highly collaborative and fun! To support you in an environment where we work hard by striving for only the best, we offer some fantastic perks:

  • Generous remuneration package, including a strong paid parental leave scheme
  • Opportunity to work for one of the world’s fastest growing global fintech companies
  • Well-being presentations/consultations
  • A well-rounded employee assistance program

We also want our people to constantly feel empowered at Afterpay Touch, so we take a unique DIY approach to professional development and learning opportunities.

How to Apply

If you’re excited by the opportunity to work in a fast growth organisation, where there’s plenty of opportunities to pitch in on anything.


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