Lawyer, Financial Services, APAC & Middle East – Sydney, Australia Would you like to play a key role in the regional legal team of a global money transfer and payment services business? Are you ready to unleash your potential in a global business that is committed to moving money for better? Join Western Union today as a Lawyer in the APAC and Middle East legal team . Motivated by our values: purpose driven, globally minded, and trustworthy & respectful We’re a FinTech that’s using insight from customers and colleagues worldwide to improve financial services for families, small businesses, multinational corporations, and non-profit organizations. We’re a team of over 10,000 people spanning 200 countries and territories. We believe when money moves, better things happen. Relentless pursuit of better You will play a key role in providing general legal support to Western Union’s businesses in the Asia Pacific and the Middle East. You will draft, review, and negotiate agreements between Western Union and its partners, agents, and key customers and advise on local regulatory requirements relating to consumer money transfer, payments, foreign exchange, and derivatives. You will counsel stakeholders on risks associated with strategic initiatives in the region and will also be involved in researching and monitoring laws in coordination with local counsel. You will be expected to help manage external counsel to obtain accurate, efficient, and cost-effective advice for the business. As a key member of the APAC & Middle East legal team, you will support various projects and initiatives to streamline and improve precedents, records, legal resources, and organizational practices as the team continues to strive for greater efficiencies and evolve with technology. You will advise and support the Compliance department with respect to Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing regulations in the region You will also work closely with Regulatory Affairs, Privacy, Litigation, Employment, IP, and other shared functions within the General Counsel’s Office of The Western Union Company. To succeed in such a detail-driven role, you will have a Bachelor of Laws or equivalent degree from an accredited school of law, be admitted to practice, and have approximately 5-7 years’ experience in an international law firm or the legal department of a multi-national corporation (preferably engaged in the provision and/or regulation of financial services). You will have a good working knowledge of financial services and AML/CTF law and the principles underpinning those laws. You will have experience with managing stakeholders and/or clients, both internally and externally. Any Payments, Money Transfer, or Derivatives experience would be a bonus. You will have the ability to translate legal principles into business consequences and present succinct and accurate advice. You will be self-driven with exceptional organizational skills and proven experience in negotiating contracts. You must be able to work independently, be a good problem-solver, and be able to make practical, timely, and solution-oriented decisions, while demonstrating superior judgment. Join us, and let’s move money for better Western Union is transforming its business and shaping the financial services sector by driving quality, convenience, and customer service to new levels of excellence. It’s an exciting time for our organization, as the largest cross-border money transfer operator, trusted by millions of consumers around the world. If you’re ready to unleash your potential to help drive change through bottom-up innovation, apply now. We’re a company on the move, and we want our people to grow and develop. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and build a career, as well as a great salary and benefits package. We are passionate about our diversity. Our commitment is to provide an inclusive culture that celebrates the unique backgrounds and perspectives of our global teams, while reflecting the communities we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, political affiliation, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status. LI-RP