Tala, a financial technology company on a mission to build a financial system headquartered in Santa Monica with offices in Nairobi, Manila, Mexico City, and Bangalore is looking to hire a Legal Counsel for their Bangalore Office.
This position, based in Bangalore, will be responsible for supporting Tala’s rapidly growing business in India. You will serve as the primary lawyer responsible for working with the global Tala Legal team to manage corporate governance and compliance in India, negotiate commercial agreements, handle transactions, and work on special projects and other matters unique to a growing startup. We are seeking a highly motivated, self-starter who enjoys working in a dynamic, fast-paced and collaborative environment. In this challenging position, you will report to our General Counsel and work closely with our country team in our Bangalore office. This work involves a lot of “doing” versus “managing.” We need an all-star attorney who is excited to “roll up his or her sleeves” with drafting agreements and policies while also providing strategic advice.
Tala is seeking a Legal Counsel with FinTech experience and international transactional experience to help us operate and grow in India and work on other legal matters. To succeed in this role, you’ll need:
A passion for Tala’s mission
3 to 5 years of legal experience (preferably with some portion of that experience in finance technology and commercial/licensing transactions)
A law degree from a leading university or law school
Experience working with financial services regulators (eg. RBI, tax authorities)
Experience working in the US or with US clients
Strong written and oral communication
Strong contract drafting skills
Highly organized for management of documents
High attention to detail
Excellent language capability including the ability to communicate orally and in writing English. Ability to draft legal documents in English required.
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About the Company:
Tala is a financial technology company on a mission to build a financial system that works for everyone. Our first product is a lending app that instantly underwrites and delivers credit to customers who have little or no formal borrowing history. Tala has disbursed over $1B to more than 4 million customers across East Africa, the Philippines, Mexico, and India who use Tala loans to start and expand small businesses, pay school fees and bills, and build more stable financial lives.
Tala is backed by leading venture and impact investors including RPS Ventures, GGV Capital, IVP, Revolution Growth, Lowercase Capital, Data Collective VC, ThomVest Ventures and PayPal Ventures. Tala is headquartered in Santa Monica with offices in Nairobi, Manila, Mexico City, and Bangalore.