Legal Counsel

Date: 02-Dec-2021

Location: London, GB, E14 5LQ

Company: Paysafe

Legal Counsel, Payment Processing (EMEAAP)


Paysafe is currently seeking a new Legal Counsel based in our London office to support the Paysafe Payment Processing business in Europe to add value to our fast paced, growing business.


You will provide legal counsel and support primarily to the Payment Processing division of the Paysafe business and will work closely and collaboratively with the division as a first point of call. You will collaborate with individuals at all levels throughout all parts of the business and across all regions, although primarily in the UK, Ireland and Canada.


If you have 3-4 years of PQE with experience in the payments industry or a real interest in the space and are looking for an opportunity to grow within a supportive and knowledgeable team environment this could be a great opportunity for you.


Right now we are all working from home but we plan to go back into the office on a phased approach offering a flexible mixture of remote and office based working.



Day to day responsibilities


  • Provide general and commercial legal and regulatory advice to a dynamic business operating in multiple jurisdictions, covering our acquiring, payment facilitation, and straight through payment processing businesses
  • Draft and negotiate commercial agreements with existing and potential merchants, partners and suppliers, ensuring that all agreements reflect the approved business case and the standard policies and procedures of the organisation
  • Support and advise the business teams on the applicable legal and regulatory framework in the relevant territories, in particular advising on compliance with PSD2, E-money regulations and GDPR amongst others
  • Support and advise the business on the legal aspects of new product development and new product delivery channels
  • Instruct and manage external legal counsel in a variety of jurisdictions
  • Address any other general or ad-hoc commercial legal queries from internal business stakeholders
  • Manage and develop more junior members of the Legal team
  • Assisting with the know-how, professional development and knowledge management needs of the Legal department
  • Assist in the development of standard departmental procedures designed to facilitate each of the identified responsibilities, while maintaining appropriate internal controls and involving all appropriate departments and areas of responsibility



Your skills and qualifications


You will be a UK qualified lawyer with at least 3 years’ post-qualification experience, ideally including some experience of working in an in-house environment in the payments industry. You will have proven experience of providing commercially focused legal advice. You will have a good ability to build rapport quickly and establish strong working relationships.


We are also looking for:


  • A commercial mindset and ability to think creatively to achieve the commercial objectives of the business and to deliver legal advice in the appropriate commercial context
  • Demonstrated ability to draft clear, professional and legally robust correspondence, advice, contractual documentation, policies and other documentation as required, with appropriate form and style
  • First class interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships at all levels, communicate well and negotiate
  • Experience working with some or all of the following payment offerings would be beneficial: acquiring, payment facilitation, gateway/MSP, direct debit and SEPA
  • Experience in the following areas would also be advantageous: drafting and negotiation of complex commercial agreements; financial services regulation, card scheme rules, e-commerce



Equal Employment Opportunity


Paysafe provides equal employment opportunities to all employees, and applicants for employment, and prohibits discrimination of any type with regard to ethnicity, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other protected characteristics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of recruitment and employment. If you need any reasonable adjustments please let us know. We will be happy to help and look forward to hearing from you.