Legal Counsel, GTM Mainland China

Shanghai, China

Legal Counsel, Mainland China

A universe of opportunities. Open to you.

Payoneer’s mission is to empower anyone, anywhere to participate and succeed in the global economy. If our mission connects with your values, if you revel in solving complex challenges, and if you want to continuously advance your career, come realize your potential at Payoneer!

Life at Payoneer is a global community, where you’ll work with colleagues all over the world, in a hybrid or remote work frame. As an equal opportunity employer, the only things that matter to us are your skills, your drive and your desire to have a positive impact on others.

We’re looking for a highly talented commercial lawyer to be part of our great global legal team. The Legal Counsel, GTM, Mainland China is provides legal support to GTM business team, advising on legal matters in connection with Payoneer’s products and services, and customer offerings, including engagements with customers, partners and enterprise clients. The position is based in Shanghai and will report to Sr. Director, Legal, GTM & Product based in Israel.


Shanghai, China

What you’ll be spending your time on:

The successful candidate in this newly created position will be responsible for providing legal advice to Payoneer’s various stakeholders in Mainland China with a particular focus on commercial matters. The primary responsibilities are:

  • Acting as a trusted advisor to local management, business, sales, product and marketing teams in Mainland China, as well as other cross-functional stakeholders globally.
  • Support the continuous creation and improvement of standard form agreements and templates.
  • Provide legal support in relation to various commercial matters, including drafting of legal agreements, negotiating with clients and partners, providing on-going day to day advice in connection with structure of new service offerings, and marketing campaigns.
  • Interfacing with inhouse and external regulatory lawyers in connection with Payoneer’s products and services and tailoring guidelines to the business teams in support of product and services.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders on legal matters, and collaborate with business, operations, finance, treasury, tech and other teams within Payoneer to achieve execution.
  • Stay up to date with applicable laws, regulations and industry guidance that impact Payoneer and share such learnings with relevant stakeholders.

Is this you?

The Payoneers are:

Accountable | Adaptable | Collaborative | Communicative | Fast Learners | Independent | Motivated | Problem Solvers | Resilient | Technically Proficient

For this role, you have:

  • Fully qualified lawyer with excellent academic credentials qualified in China and with at least 5 years of post-admission experience practicing as an attorney at a reputable law firm or relevant in-house legal department.
  • Strong commercial orientation and outstanding interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Collaborative team player experienced at working with cross-functional teams across multiple jurisdictions and with flexibility to align with colleagues in different time zones.
  • Excellent English professional language skills, strong communication skills and ability to explain complex legal concepts and requirements to various stakeholders.
  • Ability to proactively identify relevant business and legal issues, evaluate the risks and suggest creative solutions.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and to take ownership of projects and tasks.
  • Knowledge of data protection regulations, including China PIPL – an advantage.
  • Experience in the financial services industry/payments industry – an advantage.

Who we are:

Payoneer (NASDAQ: PAYO) is the world’s go-to partner for digital commerce, everywhere. From borderless payments to boundless growth, Payoneer promises any business, in any market, the technology, connections and confidence to participate and flourish in the new global economy. Powering growth for customers ranging from aspiring entrepreneurs in emerging markets to the world’s leading brands, Payoneer offers a universe of opportunities, open to you.