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Legal Counsel - Data Protection

Posted: 6 Apr 2022 Closes: 5 Jun 2022
London, England Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -2084673610

We're is one of the most exciting and valuable fintechs in the world, with our Series D taking our valuation to $40 billion. Our mission is to enable businesses and their communities to thrive in the digital economy. We're the strategic payments partner for some of the best known fast-moving brands globally such as Wise, Hut Group, Sony Electronics, Homebase, Henkel, Binance, Klarna and many others. Purpose-built with performance and scalability in mind, our flexible cloud-based payments platform helps global enterprises launch new products and create experiences customers love. And it's not just what we build that makes us different. It's how.

We empower passionate problem-solvers to collaborate, innovate and do their best work. That's why we're number 9 on the Forbes Cloud 100 list and on Glassdoor's list of Top 10 fintechs to work for. And we're just getting started. We're building diverse and inclusive teams around the world - because that's how we create even better experiences for our merchants and our partners. And we need your help. So, join us to build tomorrow, today.

Legal Counsel, Data Protection at : is seeking a talented Privacy Counsel with a developed data protection background. As the Legal Counsel, Data Protection, you'll sit within the regulatory, product and data team within our Legal department. You'll work closely with all areas of the business and take a collaborative approach to solving complex legal challenges.

To be successful in this role, you will be able to handle a busy workload with autonomy, demonstrating excellent critical judgment, quick thinking and agility. This is a great opportunity to work on a broad range of projects across multiple jurisdictions and play a key role in supporting the company's rapid growth.

You will be joining an expanding team in one of Europe's most valuable global fintechs. Our mission is to be a legal team that exceeds expectations across the board, providing pragmatic and commercially focused advice, finding creative solutions to manage risk and becoming trusted advisers to our colleagues in the business.

About you:
    • Qualified lawyer (2-5 PQE) with a strong foundation gained by training in private practice or in-house.
    • Background advising on the GDPR and global data protection matters.
    • Excellent time management skills and experience managing a diverse workload and competing stakeholder demands.
    • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively as needed, flexing the approach as the matter requires.
    • Strong communication skills and the ability to articulate and explain complex legal issues clearly and concisely.
    • Enthusiasm for new challenges and skilling up in different areas of law.
    • Previous fintech, payments, software, e-commerce and/or bank experience would be beneficial.
    • Experience working in a start-up or other fast-paced and dynamic environment is desirable but not essential.

      Extra marks if you have:
    • Experience working internationally and on a variety of cross-border matters.
    • Additional language skills, French in particular.
    • Dual qualification in an overseas jurisdiction.

What you'll be doing:
    • Advise on regulatory matters including compliance with the GDPR, European payments regulations and their equivalents.
    • Produce and maintain a variety of internal policies and compliance related documents.
    • Collaborate with all core functions within the company and with the Data Protection Officer.
    • Produce and maintain a variety of internal policies and compliance related documents.
    • Help put in place and improve existing processes and support the business in launching new products.
    • Advise on novel and complex issues and provide clear advice on legal and commercial issues and risks.
    • Monitor new legal and regulatory developments and consider their impact
    • Carry out research on various multijurisdictional regulatory issues.
    • Help the business continue to expand internationally; researching and evaluating new territories and providing creative, proactive and results orientated advice.

If you don't meet all the requirements but think you might still be right for the role, please apply anyway. We're always keen to speak to people who connect with our mission and values.

What we stand for

At, everything starts with our values, including the experience we offer our people.


We supercharge your professional growth with career development programs and leadership training. You can learn your way, with tailored pathways and online platforms. And be inspired at relevant conferences.


We don't stop at 'good' here. We strive for excellence amongst our teams every day and recognize colleagues who take it to the next level through our quarterly peer-nominated Hero awards.


We're proud of our global connections and inclusive environment. So we champion this through our colleague-led community groups and celebrate many cultural events together.

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More about

Our technology makes payments seamless. We provide the fastest, most reliable payments in more than 150 currencies, with in-country acquiring, world-class fraud filters and reporting, through one API. And we can accept all major international credit and debit cards, as well as popular alternative and local payment methods. launched in 2012, and we now have a team of 1800 people across 19 international offices. To date, we've raised a total of $1.8 billion, with our Series D valuing us at $40 billion.

We believe in equal opportunities

We work as one team. Wherever you come from. However you identify. And whichever payment method you use.

Our clients come from all over the world - and so do we. Hiring hard-working people and giving them a community to thrive in is critical to our success.

When you join our team, we'll empower you to unlock your potential so you can do your best work. We'd love to hear how you think you could make a difference here with us.

We want to set you up for success and make our process as accessible as possible. So let us know in your application, or tell your recruiter directly, if you need anything to make your experience or working environment more comfortable. We'll be happy to support you.
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