Senior Regulatory Counsel

Checkout.com

  • Full Time

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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 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.

Senior Regulatory Counsel at Checkout.com: 

Checkout.com is seeking a Senior Regulatory Counsel to join our Legal team in London. As Senior Regulatory Counsel you’ll work closely with the Finance, Product, Commercial and Operations teams and take a collaborative approach to solving complex legal and regulatory challenges.

You’ll be expected to advise on complex regulatory matters including compliance with regulations and our contractual commitments. You’ll support and guide on our international expansion by assisting with new license applications or helping to expand our existing licenses.

Reporting to our Deputy General Counsel, VP. you’ll be able to handle a busy workload with minimal supervision, demonstrating excellent critical judgement, 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 an expanding team in one of Europe’s most valuable fintech’s. Based in London at our global head office, you’ll sit within the regulatory, product and data team of our legal department.

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:

 

  • Lawyer with 8+ years of post-qualification experience, with strong background advising on complex financial regulatory matters.
  • Previous fintech, software, e-commerce and/or bank experience.
  • Previously worked in-house (including on secondment).
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to handle a high volume of work.
  • Phenomenal communication skills and can explain sophisticated legal issues clearly and simply.
  • Able to work autonomously and collaboratively as needed, flexing the approach as the matter requires.
  • Forward-thinking, adaptable and willing to accept new challenges.
  • Extra marks if you have:
  • Strong payments experience either in-house or in private practice.
  • Experience working internationally and on a variety of cross-border matters.
  • Additional language skills.
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    What you will be doing:

     

  • Provide regulatory advice and support to our commercial, product, and compliance teams on issues related to payments laws and regulations.
  • Help the business continue to expand internationally; researching and evaluating new territories and applying for new licences or expanding existing licences.
  • Advise on regulatory matters including compliance with European payments regulations and other payments regulations across our different geographies, working with outside counsel to help advise when required.
  • Support the business and our product lawyers with regulatory analysis and drafting when we launch new products.
  • Advise key business functions on new regulatory developments impacting our operations, products and contractual commitments.
  • Improve and enhance our processes for legal review of new regulatory developments.
  • Lead staff training and regulatory briefings to the business.
  • Advise on novel and complex issues and provide clear advice on legal and commercial issues and risks.
  • Carry out research on various multi-jurisdictional regulatory issues.
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    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
    We empower businesses to adapt, innovate and thrive with the connected payments they deserve. 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 1000 people across 17 international offices. To date, we’ve raised a total of $830 million, with our recent Series C valuing us at $15 billion.
     
    We believe in equal opportunities
    Checkout.com is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion, or belief. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience, skills and personality. We believe that employing a diverse workforce is the right thing to do and is central to our success.
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