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Senior Legal Counsel - Regulatory



Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

About Remote

Remote is solving global remote organizations’ biggest challenge: employing anyone anywhere compliantly. We make it possible for businesses big and small to employ a global team by handling global payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance. Check out remote.com/how-it-works to learn more or if you’re interested in adding to the mission, scroll down to apply now.

Please take a look at remote.com/handbook to learn more about our culture and what it is like to work here. Not only do we encourage folks from all ethnic groups, genders, sexuality, age and abilities to apply, but we prioritize a sense of belonging. You can check out independent reviews by other candidates on Glassdoor or look up the results of our candidate surveys to see how others feel about working and interviewing here.

All of our positions are fully remote. You do not have to relocate to join us!

What this job can offer you

  • This is an exciting time to join Remote and make a personal difference in the global HR-tech space as a Senior Legal Counsel - Regulatory, joining our Legal Team. We are looking for a talented and eager regulatory lawyer, who is interested in helping with our team’s mission, namely: to deliver pragmatic and innovative legal solutions for Remote’s products and services, while protecting Remote from unacceptable risk.
  • Remote’s well established Legal team is a bunch of friendly, talented highly motivated lawyers from a whole host of different countries, with some awesome experiences.
  • This role will sit within the Infrastructure team, which is a sub team within our Legal Team and is principally responsible for:
    1. ensuring compliance with industry regulations and legal standards, and facilitating the adaptation of business models in the 85+ countries Remote operates in;
    2. unlocking new customer segments and driving market expansion;
    3. collaborating with internal and external teams to facilitate API integrations to enhance the functionality of the Remote platform; and
    4. providing oversight and advice on marketing, communications and vendor agreements.

What you bring

  • Qualified lawyer in your jurisdiction
  • Interested in working for a tech-scaleup and specifically HR-tech
  • Proven experience in regulatory law, with a strong understanding of legal compliance, regulatory submissions, and interactions with regulatory authorities.
  • Experience working cross-functionally with operations, finance, product, and other teams.
  • Extensive knowledge of global employment laws and regulatory environments.
  • Ability to provide strategic legal advice that aligns with business objectives and drives product innovation and commercial success
  • Demonstrated ability to identify potential regulatory issues and develop practical, proactive solutions
  • Ability to learn and master Remote's communication application (Slack), contract management system (ContractsPodAi), documentation sources (Notion, Google Drive, etc.), and task management system (KissFlow)
  • Writes and speaks fluent English, strong knowledge of another language(s) can be an advantage
  • Ideally both law firm and in-house experience but this is not a strict requirement
  • It's not required to have experience working remotely, but considered a plus

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide regulatory guidance and counsel to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Develop and implement regulatory strategies to support business objectives and mitigate risks.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of internal policy and procedures to ensure ongoing compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Manage regulatory submissions and interactions with regulatory authorities.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate regulatory requirements into product development and business operations.
  • Conduct regulatory risk assessments and develop mitigation plans.
  • Provide training and support to internal teams on regulatory compliance matters.
  • Advise on regulatory aspects of business transactions and partnerships.


  • You'll report to: Associate General Counsel, Infrastructure
  • Direct reports: N/A
  • Team: Legal- Infrastructure
  • Location: We love diversity on our team and encourage applications from everywhere;
  • Start date: As soon as possible

Remote Compensation Philosophy

Remote's Total Rewards philosophy is to ensure fair, unbiased compensation and fair equity pay along with competitive benefits in all locations in which we operate. We do not agree to or encourage cheap-labor practices and therefore we ensure to pay above in-location rates. We hope to inspire other companies to support global talent-hiring and bring local wealth to developing countries.

At first glance our salary bands seem quite wide - here is some context. At Remote we have international operations and a globally distributed workforce. We use geo ranges to consider geographic pay differentials as part of our global compensation strategy to remain competitive in various markets while we hiring globally.

The base salary range for this full-time position is $37,800 to $82,800. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location, and our job titles may span more than one career level. The actual base pay for the successful candidate in this role is dependent upon many factors such as location, transferable or job-related skills, work experience, relevant training, business needs, and market demands. The base salary range may be subject to change.

Application process

  1. Interview with recruiter
  2. Interview with future manager
  3. Interview with team members (no managers present)
  4. Prior employment verification check


Our full benefits & perks are explained in our handbook at remote.com/r/benefits. As a global company, each country works differently, but some benefits/perks are for all Remoters:
  • work from anywhere
  • unlimited personal time off (minimum 4 weeks)
  • quarterly company-wide day off for self care
  • flexible working hours (we are async)
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave
  • mental health support services
  • stock options
  • learning budget
  • home office budget & IT equipment
  • budget for local in-person social events or co-working spaces

How you’ll plan your day (and life)

We work async at Remote which means you can plan your schedule around your life (and not around meetings). Read more at remote.com/async.

You will be empowered to take ownership and be proactive. When in doubt you will default to action instead of waiting. Your life-work balance is important and you will be encouraged to put yourself and your family first, and fit work around your needs.

If that sounds like something you want, apply now!

How to apply

  1. Please fill out the form below and upload your CV with a PDF format.
  2. We kindly ask you to submit your application and CV in English, as this is the standardised language we use here at Remote.
  3. If you don’t have an up to date CV but you are still interested in talking to us, please feel free to add a copy of your LinkedIn profile instead.

We will ask you to voluntarily tell us your pronouns at interview stage, and you will have the option to answer our anonymous demographic questionnaire when you apply below. As an equal employment opportunity employer it’s important to us that our workforce reflects people of all backgrounds, identities, and experiences and this data will help us to stay accountable. We thank you for providing this data, if you chose to.