Senior Regulatory Lawyer

Senior Regulatory Lawyer

Experian

Dublin, Ireland

JOB PURPOSE

The Products and Regulation team supports the UK business and provides ‘central’ support to the EMEA business. This role will be dedicated to supporting the EMEA business and based in Ireland. As the central point of contact across EMEA, you will support the delivery of legal services focussing on products (both business-2-business and consumer) throughout the lifecycle of the product. Working closely with cross-functional teams across the EMEA you will provide regulatory legal advice on both consumer, business and product regulatory issues either on an ongoing basis or as part of a project team while having support of the wider UK team. Some travel to the UK will be required.

KEY Responsibilities

  • Advising on data protection matters where required by the business. This could include some or all of the following:
    • Client facing matters e.g. responding to data protection requirements that a client has included in commercial contractual negotiations for existing Experian products and services;
    • Internal data protection support e.g. supporting internal projects in respect of data processing and/or international data transfer requirements as needed by Experian divisions, including but not limited to, HR and Finance;
    • Advising on the data protection position relating to proposed business-to-business deals and contracting arrangements, and in relation to direct-to-consumer matters such as consents, notifications and permissions, and privacy policies;
    • Advising on digital marketing services, including on matters such as mobile advertising and email marketing.
  • Advising on the implementation of data protection and related legislation, and on the implications of changes to the privacy environment (e.g. Brexit or Safe Harbor).
  • Advising on risks associated with new products/enhancements to existing products, including support where appropriate, to Experian’s TouchPoints sign-off processes and other compliance documentation (such as Records of Compliance, Product Impact Assessments, Legitimate Interest Assessments and Data Protection Impact Assessments;
  • Ability to interpret and advise on all aspects of Payment Services Regulation with a working knowledge of European and Member States guidance including EBA, OBIE and Member State regulator guidance in relation to payments and Open Banking ( with specific focus on Account Information Services);
  • Training Legal, Compliance and business colleagues on aspects of European Law where there is cross over and/ or conflict particularly where new or updated laws or guidance are due to, or have, come into effect;
  • Assisting in the provision of EMEA legal support to Experian’s Government Affairs team;
  • Liaising with other Legal Department specialists in relation to areas such as regulatory requirements, IP and Litigation;
  • Obtaining external legal advice on specialist areas.

INITIATIVE AND INDEPENDENCE OF ACTION

  • Provision of data protection and Open Banking advice to Experian’s EMEA business.
  • Centralised coordination of legal advice across EMEA to ensure, where possible, consistency of approach.
  • Liaising with and supporting in country lawyers and compliance colleagues.
  • Ability to identify efficiencies, streamline processes and effectively manage legal risk.

EDUCATION AND SPECIFIC TRAINING

Minimum: Qualified UK Solicitor or Barrister with strong academic background and professional training with a reputable law firm or business working in a regulated environment. Good organisational and communication skills are essential.

Experience in advising on aspects of European legislation including but not limited to:

  • Payment Services and Open Banking (such as Payment Services Directive and Payment Services Directive 2 interaction with local implementing Regulations).
  • GDPR and Data Protection (including E-Privacy Directive/The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations (or local country equivalents)).
  • Consumer Protection (Consumer Rights Directive /Unfair Terms in Consumer contracts Directive).
  • Experience of passporting regime is highly desirable but not essential, training can be provided.

Must demonstrate a commitment to the use of IT and automated systems to assist in the delivery of legal services, and an understanding of the importance of knowledge management.

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