• Location
    • Tokyo
  • Date Posted
  • Aug. 17, 2021
  • Function
  • Legal
  • Sector
  • Fintech

The legal department sits at the heart of Revolut and is a core part of the business. Members of the team provide front-line guidance and support to all areas of the company, contributing to decisions that impact on Revolut’s growth every day. The breadth of work you will encounter (and level of commercial involvement) is pretty unique for an in-house role, ranging from financial services, commercial, corporate and various other legal matters.

About the role

We are looking for a Head of Legal to advise on our continued Japan expansion and operations and advise on a variety of legal and regulatory matters. This role will be based in Tokyo, reporting to the Japan CEO and having a functional reporting line to our General Counsel in London at the headquarters.

What you’ll be doing

  • Engage directly with local regulators and other stakeholders.
  • Draft, review, negotiate and advise internal stakeholders and negotiate with external counterparts on a variety of commercial agreements, including third party agreements, operations agreements, services agreements, partnerships, and marketing agreements
  • Identify and consult on legal risks in connection with the development of new products
  • Liaise with specialist external counsel in relation to original new products, expansion into new market verticals and areas relating to compliance, privacy, or security
  • Develop and implement processes for efficient and streamlined operations surrounding contract negotiation and processes
  • Develop and maintain form agreements, contract management systems, and other databases
  • Serve as lead counsel on strategic deals, resolving issues that arise in existing commercial relationships, and handling pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries
  • Drive all ongoing compliance review processes, including necessary filings, policies and procedures
  • Monitor changes to regulatory requirements and proactively handle regulatory developments
  • Provide time-sensitive support on a wide array of legal inquiries in connection with all aspects of your country’s operations
  • Identify and consult on legal risks in connection with the development of new products

What you’ll need

  • Strong client-service and customer orientation and strengths in forming good working relationships
  • High degree of independence, initiative and decisiveness
  • An enthusiasm and drive for delivering results
  • Strong analytical skills and an ability to demonstrate sound legal and business judgment, even in ambiguous situations
  • Ability to work independently and also contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
  • Excellent organisational skills, and an ability to manage multiple projects at once, to meet deadlines

A little about us

When Revolut was founded in 2015, we had a vision to build a sustainable, digital alternative to traditional big banks. Our mission now is to help our customers improve their financial health, empower them to have more control, and promote financial cohesion across the communities in which we operate. Launching into 2021 with 15 million Personal customers and over half a million Business customers only reinforced our belief in the vast need across the world for better financial services.

What we’re looking for

Revolut is being scaled up by people all around the world who share our vision. We’re looking for people who align with our five core values: we believe that we Get it Done because we Think Deeper and are strongly rooted in the Dream Team. We Never Settle hence why we always Deliver Wow. You want to join a community forward thinking people - we are here for you. We believe in empowering our Revoluters in their work, giving them autonomy and ownership of what they do. We want everyone at Revolut to own their story and their successes - working with us means you’re not just another cog in the machine.

The benefits

Competitive salary

Equity bonuses

  • All the latest tech you need
  • 20 days paid holiday per year
  • Up to 10 days paid sick leave per year
  • Medical insurance and pension plan as required by Japanese labour law
  • Monthly commuting scheme covered by employer
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