Legal Counsel - Metro Manila

Legal Counsel - Metro Manila

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Job Description

Do you love food and convenience put together Then you will definitely love foodpanda!
foodpanda is an e-commerce company, operated by the Delivery Hero Group, the global leader in the food delivery industry, processing over 2 million orders daily, operating in 40+ markets (12 countries in Asia-Pacific) with over 17,000 employees and approximately 200,000+ restaurant partners worldwide. Established in the Philippines in 2014, foodpanda has experienced exponential business growth and we have no plans of slowing down.
Our goal is to bring good food into every day - by offering the widest selection on our web and mobile platforms, delivering food on our signature pink bikes, providing insights into the newest food trends, and showcasing local favorite restaurants. Through the energy and talent of our team, foodpanda finds the best ways to connect all food lovers to our restaurant partners. Join us in changing the way food delivery is experienced worldwide and more, starting with the Philippines.
With the business growing faster than ever and with the introduction of innovative new verticals, we are in need of and are looking for a Legal Counsel to join our team in Manila!
What's on the menu for you to do:
  • Work with the legal team in managing the corporate affairs of foodpanda by providing sound advice on day to day operations, working with external law firms, implementing corporate governance standards, maintaining legal records, and assisting with legal disputes.
  • Advise, draft, and negotiate a wide range of commercial contracts with third parties such as restaurants and shops, marketing partners, and suppliers.
  • Craft corporate documents and communications for customers, suppliers, and vendors (e.g., terms and conditions, policies, etc.).
  • Provide guidance and monitor the compliance of foodpanda with applicable and upcoming laws, rules, and regulations (including local government, employment, AML/FT, OPS and BSP requirements, data privacy, competition, and consumer law) and assist developing corrective action plans.
  • Support third party due diligence checks and approvals, has excellent working knowledge of local legislative framework and of dealing with relevant regulators.
  • Assess potential violations or exposures of foodpanda against local regulations and provide realistic strategies and solutions to address such.
  • Liaise with our regional and central legal team to ensure common standards and practices on all legal matters, including localizing group instructions or directives.
  • Provide legal assessment on new verticals and potential business ventures.

What you should bring to the table:
  • Must be a lawyer that is capable of giving legal advice that takes into consideration foodpanda's business needs and on the ground legal realities.
  • Have at least four (4) years of work experience as a lawyer, focusing on corporate matters (experience in the e-commerce industry is a definite edge), law firm experience preferred but in-house counsels are definitely welcome to apply.
  • Have experience in regulatory and compliance matters relating to the Fintech industry, e-transactions, e-money, and payments systems as well as AMLA, OPS and BSP requirements in relation to such industries.
  • Knowledgeable and updated with local e-commerce/internet law, corporate governance matters (e.g., compliance with SEC, BIR, and DTI requirements) and labor laws.
  • Experience in implementing data privacy and anti-trust policies.
  • Seasoned with drafting and reviewing various types of commercial contracts.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and agile environment.
  • Must be willing to work in Makati/BGC.
  • A people person - confident and independent but approachable and engaging.
  • Comfortable in liaising with internal and external stakeholders both locally and abroad.

What we have for you:
We have a steep learning curve and because of that, you will definitely never have a boring day here! foodpanda is a place for those looking for challenges, innovation, and self-development. Taste and revel in the experience of working in a start-up environment with the support of a stable and highly successful global organization.
Hungry yet Join us in foodpanda and witness the marriage of food and tech in front of an audience that stretches across the entire country, spanning so many cities. In today's challenging times, foodpanda operates in an industry that has potential for further growth.
As a cherry on top:
  • We have a vibrant and international team with diverse backgrounds
  • This is a brand with competitive employees in an all hands on deck environment
  • We recognize top performers, welcome our newbies, and share good food
  • Competitive package, allowances, food perks, HMO, and more

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