Senior Lawyer

Visa Europe

London, United Kingdom

Job Description and Responsibilities

What's it all about?

This role sits within a fun, supportive and hard-working Commercial Legal Team, who manage the strategic partnerships, innovations and intellectual property division of the European business. This Team is part of a larger Legal and Regulatory Division (including, competition, UK regulatory, EU regulatory specialists), which has consistently had some of the highest engagement scores and prides itself on a creative, can-do approach.

This team works at the cutting edge of new payment technologies, innovation and the fintech industry in an increasingly regulated environment, which brings unique and novel challenges in the commercial/technology law space.

What we expect of you, day to day...

  • Provide legal advice and support relating to matters such as client and supplier agreements, business innovation and digital product initiatives (such as mobile payments and data products), product development, licensing arrangements, the development of template contracts, and other general commercial matters.
  • Draft, review, negotiate and advise on a wide range of contracts relating to the matters above.
  • Provide legal support in relation to acquisitions and strategic alliances, including legal due diligence, contract drafting and negotiations.
  • Identify competition/anti-trust, data protection and other regulatory issues, and liaise when necessary with internal members of the Legal and Regulatory Division, and/or external counsel.
  • Identify the need for external legal advice and engage appropriate outside counsel on a range of legal issues across Visa’s European region. Management of outside counsel, including budgets.
  • Work with other Visa departments across the globe to ensure contracts and advice accurately reflects business needs and policies as they develop.
  • Responsible for management of day-to-day legal queries and business deals, taking the lead on all relevant legal activities.
  • Manage, develop and maintain relationships to facilitate the effective delivery of legal advice and assistance.
  • Provide training, to identified business areas, on law, processes and policies.
  • Proactively contribute to the Legal and Regulatory Division’s planning, cohesion, consistency in advice, and the general efficiency and effectiveness of the division as a whole.

Qualifications

What we're after:

  • Qualified lawyer with previous experience in a commercial legal environment (ideally mid-senior level PQE). We will consider candidates who have qualified in other jurisdictions.
  • Demonstrable experience at a recognised law firm and in-house environment.
  • Strong academics and training, including legal drafting and negotiating, and relationship management.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills along with a demonstrated ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as on own initiative.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage a varied and busy workload.
  • Positive attitude, high level of integrity and intellectual curiosity.
  • Fluent in English.

Desirable Skills:

  • Previous experience of working within a technology and digital legal environment.
  • Knowledge of fintech and payments industry (and applicable regulation).
  • Previous experience of cross-border and multi-jurisdictional contracts.
  • Additional European language.

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