Senior Counsel

Senior Counsel

MasterCard Europe

London, United Kingdom

We are searching for a commercial and products senior counsel to help provide legal support and advice to the New Payment Platforms global product team, with a strong focus on our open banking workstream. Come and join this innovative team, providing strategic and hands-on support to help develop the next generation of Mastercard product solutions focused on enabling the future of payments.

Role

As Senior Counsel, you will be a member of the Law & Franchise Integrity (LFI) team supporting Mastercard’s New Payment Platforms (NPP) business. You will take a major role in handling commercial and product development and support matters for the business on a day-to-day basis, identifying relevant issues and helping the business effectively navigate legal risks and implement appropriate controls, policies and processes. You will:

  • Focus on legal support for the strategic development and daily operations of Mastercard’s global Open Banking products and services, reporting into the Senior Counsel who is responsible for leading this NPP legal support. There may also be opportunities to be involved in other aspects of the NPP LFI team work;
  • Develop strong relationships with product development, business, sales and senior management within Mastercard’s NPP business;
  • Advise from the creation through development to the launch stage and beyond of various Open Banking solutions and services, covering a broad range of commercial and contractual matters, including product and marketing legal review, non-disclosure agreements and bid process support;
  • Draft and review contracts and manage complex contract negotiations with customers, partners and key suppliers;
  • Ensure alignment and compliance of Open Banking and NPP products and services with Mastercard’s policies, procedures and processes and with European and global regulatory and commercial laws;
  • Work in close collaboration with external and internal specialists (including Franchise and regulatory, data privacy and intellectual property counsel));
  • Provide training as appropriate to LFI colleagues, sales and product teams;
  • Instruct and manage external counsel within agreed policy and budget.

This role is based in London, UK but the NPP LFI team supports the business globally and so the role may require some travel and ability to support other time zones.

All About You

  • A qualified lawyer with a solid academic and training background;
  • An interest in the financial services industry and both existing and emerging payment technologies;
  • Exposure to a broad range of commercial and technology law issues;
  • Experience across a range of commercial contracts and the ability to analyze and identify the core legal issues;
  • A working knowledge of data privacy and intellectual property issues;
  • A fast learner who can gain rapid familiarity with complex products, solutions and legal frameworks and maintain knowledge of those changing products,solutions and legal frameworks;
  • Solutions orientated with excellent time management, planning and organizational skills;
  • Able to work flexibly under pressure and with tight deadlines;
  • Strong drafting, writing, oral communication and negotiating skills.

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