Sr Counsel, Product and Regulatory Legal

Sr Counsel, Product and Regulatory Legal

PayPal

London, United Kingdom

Job Description:

This position is based in London and will dual report to the Head of EU Regulatory & Product Legal and the Head of Legal, UK. To succeed in this challenging role, candidates should be mature, self-motivated, independent and well-organised with excellent interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills.

An ability to work in a matrixed environment with multiple stakeholders is essential. PayPal is a global company and the successful candidate will need to have flexibility to work with and occasionally accommodate colleagues in different time zones (particularly Europe, the United States and Asia).

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing regulatory advice to PayPal Europe’s business and product teams with a particular focus on the UK. This is a business facing role with key exposure to senior stakeholders.

The primary role responsibilities are:

  • Acting as a trusted advisor to PayPal Europe’s management and business teams on UK regulatory issues impacting the business and its products;
  • Advising on, identifying opportunities from, and driving regulatory change, particularly in the context of Brexit, as well as cross-border, complex regulatory matters in response to legislative and policy developments in the UK and the EU;
  • Responsibility for updating PayPal’s terms and conditions in the UK market particularly in regards to new products and regulation;
  • Providing clear, timely and actionable legal advice to cross-functional stakeholders on products and features being developed for and launched in the UK and the EU;
  • Maintaining and creating repeatable, efficient legal advice processes;
  • Identifying productivity improvements and helping to drive and direct process changes to ensure continuing efficiency;
  • Providing training on relevant topics;
  • Helping to effectively manage legal budget and cost controls where required.

Job Requirements:

  • Admitted as a solicitor with several years post-admission experience in a law firm or as in-house counsel;
  • Expertise in UK banking, payments or financial services regulations;
  • Ability to identify relevant business and legal issues proactively, evaluate the risks and find creative solutions particularly to novel situations;
  • A strong communicator who is able to explain complex legal concepts and requirements to a range of audiences;
  • Ability to take ownership of matters, knowing when to take decisions and when to escalate;
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment and matrixed organisation;
  • Creative problem solver who remains calm under pressure and who can effectively prioritize;
  • Highly resourceful and collaborative team player, adept at working with cross-functional teams;
  • Organized, with a keen attention for detail and an ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously;
  • Flexibility to work with colleagues in Europe, the United States and Asia and on occasion accommodate calls and deadlines aligned to their time zones;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills: perfect English is a necessity, and other European languages may be useful.

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