Legal Counsel, Product & Regulatory

Checkout.com

  • Full Time

We’re Checkout.com

Checkout.com 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 Patreon, Dashlane, Udacity, Binance, Wise, Sony Electronics, 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.

We’re proud to be certified as a Great Place to Work in the USA, with 89% of colleagues agreeing that this is a great place to work. That’s 30% above average.

Legal Counsel, Product and Regulatory at Checkout.com: 

Checkout.com is seeking a talented Legal Counsel with a keen interest in product development and payments/fintech regulation to join our legal team in either London or New York!

As our Legal Counsel you’ll report directly to our Associate General Counsel and work closely with all areas of the business around the world, taking a collaborative approach to solving sophisticated legal and regulatory challenges.

You’ll be expected to advise on the development of new products (and the evolution of existing ones) as well as complex regulatory matters including compliance with regulations and our contractual commitments. You’ll support and guide our regulatory expansion by assisting with new license applications or helping to expand our existing licenses.

Success in this role is being able to handle a busy workload, demonstrating excellent critical judgement, attention to detail, 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’ll be joining a high-achieving legal team in one of Europe’s most valuable 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.

 

What you’ll be doing

 

  • Collaborate and advise on new product development – including with respect to regulatory compliance with payments regulations globally.
  • Provide advice and support to our commercial, product, and compliance teams on issues related to global payments laws and regulations. Work with outside counsel to help advise when required.
  • Advise on novel and sophisticated issues and provide clear advice on legal and commercial issues and risks.
  • Help the business continue to expand internationally; researching and evaluating new territories and applying for new licenses or expanding existing licenses.
  • Advise key business functions on new global regulatory and legal developments impacting our operations, products and contractual commitments.
  • Carry out research on various multi-jurisdictional regulatory issues.
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    About you

     

  • Qualified lawyer with 3-6 years of post-qualification experience with a developed foundation gained by training private practice or in-house.
  • Self-starter eager to learn about and become an expert in payments regulation and excited to advise our product teams in building the future of payments.
  • Excellent time management skills and experience managing a diverse workload and competing colleague 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 the desire to upskill yourself in different areas of law.
  • Previous fintech, regulatory, 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.
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    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 Checkout.com, everything starts with our values, including the experience we offer our people.
     
    #Aspire
    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.
     
    #Excel
    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.
     
    #Unite
    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 Checkout.com
    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. Checkout.com 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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