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Senior Legal Counsel

Bromley, Kent
Job Type
7 Sep 2022
Trust Payments have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Legal Counsel to join the team. Location: Bromley Salary: Competitive + Benefits About Us: Trust Payments is a global unified payment technology group that was formed in 2019 bringing together technology and financial services into an omnichannel solution. The new business model has enabled Trust Payments to establish itself as a leading Fintech Payments group. Senior Legal Counsel The Role: Provide overall legal support within the global legal department focusing on global payments processing laws and regulations while working to further the company s overall culture of legal compliance and embed the company s values. Senior Legal Counsel Key Responsibilities: - Drafting, reviewing and negotiating third-party customer, supplier, financial, and other contracts on behalf of the company. Including but not limited to merchant agreements, ISO/introducer agreements, re-seller agreements, NDAs, outsourcing agreements - Working on new product launches and advising from conception to delivery ensuring that business delivery dates are met - Advising on data protection issues - Working alongside with and providing counsel to all areas within the company on a variety of legal issues, including the ability to work with stakeholders in all different teams as well as senior executives within the UK and Malta - Proactively being able to advise and articulate legal risks associated with different contracts as well as being able to effectively communicate any dependencies to meet business delivery deadlines - Proactively keeping the General Counsel updated on any material issues - Researching and anticipating legal issues that could impact the company - Providing training to the business teams and legal team on different legal and regulatory topics - Help the legal team grow by providing appropriate governance, templates and implementing new processes - Working in a highly autonomous matrix structure, with multiple stakeholders and assisting on an array of varied and interesting subjects - Support the global payments risk, compliance, commercial, product and marketing functions Senior Legal Counsel You: - Must have a law degree from a recognized university - Must be admitted to a recognized bar (for a practical qualification) - UK qualified lawyer with 5 years + of experience gained in a large law firm and/or in-house with a major firm. In-house experience is preferred and experience in a fintech that is scaling is a bonus - Must hold a current SRA practising certificate - Commercial, pragmatic and business-minded, someone who does not provide legal advice solely through a black and white academic lens - Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels of the organization - A strong team player who is also able to work autonomously - Strong negotiating skills with both legal and financial/commercial issues - Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships within the organization s legal department and across all departments within the business - Ability to work independently with little or no supervision while meeting varied deadlines - Experience in payments or financial services preferred - Knowledge of Visa and Mastercard card scheme rules is a bonus - Ability to escalate matters when required - Ability to prioritise matters effectively and meet business deadlines - Clear and concise verbal and written communication with ability to explain complex requirements in a clear and concise way - Legal knowledge and the application of MFSA, FIAU, FCA rules and guidance in relation to Financial Services considered an asset Senior Legal Counsel Benefits: - Opportunity to be part of a rapidly scaling and market leading Fintech business - Health and Wellbeing ethos including regular wellness sessions, fitness and nutrition and other events as well as supported by internally qualified mental health first aiders - Family friendly enhanced benefits/policies - Pension, Healthcare, Life Assurance - Social events and team building - Celebrations We understand the value that a diverse and inclusive working environment brings to Trust Payments. We celebrate the differences that people can bring through their cultures, backgrounds and perspectives. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or any other protected characteristic. During the recruitment process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially of any special adjustments required in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. To submit your CV for this exciting Senior Legal Counsel opportunity, please click Apply now
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  • Job Reference: 706062000-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Trust Payments
    Trust Payments
  • Location: Bromley, Kent
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent