MasterCard Legal Counsel, SEA in Singapore

Who is Mastercard?

We are the global technology company behind the world€™s fastest payments processing network. We are a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, a technology innovation lab, and the home of Priceless ®. We ensure every employee has the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and to change lives. We believe as our company grows, so should you. We believe in connecting everyone to endless, priceless possibilities.

Job Title

Legal Counsel, SEA


Mastercard is searching for an experienced commercial lawyer to be a member of a highly skilled international markets global team supporting Mastercard€™s regional initiatives in South East Asia, with a particular focus on Indonesia and Malaysia. This full-time role is based in Singapore and reports into both the Senior Regional Counsel for South East Asia (also based in Singapore).


This role requires the provision of high quality advice to the business on a broad range of commercial, contractual and operational matters and other areas to help ensure the build, distribution and operations of the business comply with laws and contractual commitments. Such activities include:

Review and negotiation of contracts with key customers and merchants;

Support applications for regulatory licenses and approvals;

Monitor regulatory developments for on-going compliance with applicable laws and regulations;

Assist senior country management teams in the management of legal and commercial risks;

Assist with issues related to privacy law, data protection, anti-money laundering;

Support merger acquisition and joint venture activities;

Deal with jurisdictional and commercial complexities within region that impact Mastercard's business. Accordingly, the nature of the legal function includes a commercial and strategic dimension;

Instruct and manage external legal advisors as required;

Assist and support Public Policy and Franchise teams where required;

Conduct regional training/monitoring of global Law Department policies and contracts such as contract training;

Work with global teams for where needed for implementation of local projects; and

Oversight/coordinate company corporate secretarial services for assigned countries.

All About You

Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor from an established and reputable law school.

Post-graduate qualifications (eg. Masters at Law or LLM in an English environment) from an established university.

Familiarity with law and regulations in the banking and payments space will be considered favorably.

Minimum post-qualification experience of 3-5 years in a reputable law firm. In house experience in an MNC will be viewed favorably.

Experience with Indonesian and Malaysian contractual and regulatory matters.

Fluency in Bahasa Malaysia or Indonesia (both oral and written) will be viewed favorably.

Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Must be able to strike a balance between the two principal objectives of being a facilitator to the business and protecting the interests of the company.

Must be able to contribute and operate effectively within a diverse multicultural organization.

Quick learner, stress resistant, ability to grasp complex new business concepts, good commercial acumen and creative approach to problem-solving.

Knowledge of banking or financial services industry: ideally cards, payments, settlement etc.

Experience in providing legal advice to an organization involved in sponsorship, loyalty rewards, advertising, marketing, promotions, gaming and lotteries, licensing, franchising etc.

Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.€‹

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Requisition ID: R-63849