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Principal, Legal Counsel (Fintech, Foreign Attorney)

Seoul, South Korea

2242565 Jul. 08, 2020 Corporate Functions
  1. Mission:
  • Provide broad range transactional support across fintech and other non-fintech (e.g., general finance) commercial projects at Coupang Corp. and Coupang Pay.
  • Provide legal support on the handling and management of Coupang Corp. and Coupang Pay’s various finance transactions.
  • Assist Coupang Pay’s fintech and business teams deliver on their goals, while remaining compliant with Korean legal requirements.
  • Provide fintech legal advice for Coupang Pay’s electronic financial business license, including payment gateway, escrow, prepaid electronic means, etc.
  • Provide general legal support on financial services regulatory matters.
  • Provide support on the development and compliance of internal policies and procedures across areas such as financial regulations, Anti-Money Laundering etc.


  1. Responsibilities:
  • Be the primary support on all fintech and non-fintech transactional matters.
  • Engage in the drafting, negotiating, and reviewing of variety of financing documents.
  • Provide legal advice on fintech regulatory and transaction related matters.
  • Provide support Coupang Pay’s fintech teams operate in compliance with Korean legal requirements.
  • Provide support on compliance of financial regulations and Anti-Money Laundering procedures.
  • Provide support on the development of Coupang Pay’s policies and procedures.
  • Manage outside counsel retained to provide legal services.
  • Provide oral/written translation support in Korean/English to the fintech legal team from time to time.


  1. Requirements
  • Native fluency in English (reading/writing/speaking) and fluency in Korean (reading/writing/speaking).
  • Legal qualification in at least one major jurisdiction (e.g., U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand, or other common law jurisdiction).
  • More than 4+ years of post-qualification legal experience, with strong experience in finance transactions and/or regulations.  A mixture of law firm and in-house experience preferred, but not mandatory.
  • Knowledge of payment, finance and Anti-Money Laundering regulations and requirements.
  • Knowledge of e-commerce and online platform business and laws/regulations preferred.
  • Exceptional ability to consistently deliver creative, thoughtful and business-oriented results that appropriately balance growth and risk in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment.
  • Strong and effective communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Collaborative with strong commitment to teamwork required.
  • Sound judgment in developing and implementing legal solutions.


  1. Job Details
  • Division/Teams : Fintech & Payment Legal, Coupang Corp. and Coupang Pay
  • Location : Seoul, Korea


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