Provide commercial/IP legal advice and support relating to matters such as strategic alliances, client agreements, technology licensing arrangements, pilot agreements, tokenisation, the roll out of new Products, the development of template contracts, and other general commercial matters.
Draft, review, negotiate and advise on a wide range of contracts and legal issues relating to the matters above.
Identify competition/anti-trust, data protection and other regulatory issues relating to Financial Crime, and liaise when necessary with internal specialist members of the Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Division, and/or external counsel.
Identify the need for external legal advice and engage appropriate outside counsel on a range of legal issues across Visa’s European region. Management of outside counsel.
Work with other Visa departments across the globe to ensure contracts and advice accurately reflects business needs and policies as they develop.
Responsible for management of day-to-day legal queries and business deals, taking the lead on all relevant legal activities.
Manage, develop and maintain relationships to facilitate the effective delivery of legal advice and assistance.
Provide training, to identified business areas, on law, processes and policies.
Proactively contribute to the Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Division’s planning, cohesion, consistency in advice, and the general efficiency and effectiveness of the division as a whole.
Qualified lawyer in England or Ireland. We will consider candidates who have qualified in other jurisdictions.
Previous experience of working within a regulated business or in a technology and digital legal environment.
Demonstrable experience at a recognised law firm and/or in-house environment.
Strong academics and training, including legal drafting and negotiating, and relationship management.
Excellent written and oral communication skills along with a demonstrated ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to work in a team environment as well as on own initiative.
Ability to prioritise and manage a varied and busy workload.
Positive attitude, high level of integrity and intellectual curiosity.
Fluency in English required and in other European languages an advantage but not required.
Knowledge of the payments industry (and applicable regulation) or financial services environment.
Previous experience of cross-border and multi-jurisdictional contracts.