Legal Counsel

Central London

Competitive Salary + Bonus + Benefits

The Company:

One of the most exciting and well-established start-ups in the global payments industry is looking for a Legal Counsel to join their Central London team.

Backed by industry icons, the company has raised significant investment and has ambitious plans for expansion. Headquartered in Hong Kong, they currently have 8 global offices in China, Australia, Singapore, London and San Francisco.

The Role & Responsibilities:

The Legal team works cross-functionally to create legal strategies that facilitate the launch and growth of the firm's products globally. The role is very diverse, working across a variety of areas, primarily supporting growth activities in the UK and Europe, as well as stakeholders from the product, strategy and management teams.

Reporting into the Senior Legal Counsel, responsibilities will include:

  • Providing practical, risk-weighted legal guidance on a wide range of legal matters related to the firms products and growth activities.
  • Provide regulatory advice applicable to payments products offered within multiple jurisdictions including PSD2, open banking and e-money regulations.
  • Advise on GDPR, privacy and data security matters, impacting the business globally.
  • Prepare and update internal Product Legal Playbooks and the Legal Wiki with product related regulatory information and positions.
  • Draft and amend customer facing template documents such as customer contracts, privacy policies and regulatory disclosures.
  • Negotiate banking agreements, technology license agreements and other contracts related to the firms products.
  • Participate in Ideation sessions to create amazing product experiences for the firms customers that comply with the law
  • Work with the broader team to share information about the regulatory environment to facilitate efficient and transparent legal support across the business.

Experience Required:

  • 4-8 years Legal experience with at least 2 years of experience in payments or financial services regulation.
  • Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor and/or Master of Laws.
  • Practicing certificate/ability to practice law in the UK.
  • A keen interest in Financial Services regulation and the fintech industry.