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Legal Counsel - Business – London

TransferWise was founded in 2011 with a clear mission: money without borders - so people and businesses can send, spend and receive any currency effortlessly, whenever, wherever.

We’re already Europe’s most valuable fintech company but we will still have ambitious growth plans in the pipeline and we can’t do it alone! We’re looking for an exceptional Legal Counsel to join our Legal Team in Shoreditch, London and be at the forefront of our Business customer growth and our mission.

You’ll undertake a wide range of legal matters relating to our day to day and strategic initiatives. You'll be helping build the Enterprise product and Bank Partnership product which are growing business lines for TransferWise. Alongside a primary focus on the Business teams and products, you will also provide support on global matters.

Your mission:

  • Structuring, drafting, and negotiating commercial agreements with Bank Partnerships, API users and enterprise customers. Localising these agreements to meet the regulatory requirements in the jurisdictions TransferWise operates (Americas, APAC, MEA).
  • Understanding the real risks to the business and advising on the operational impact and practicalities of those risks.  Building contract processes and negotiation playbooks.
  • Working closely and building relationships with multiple business units across the Company and across markets, to advise on a wide range of legal matters and ad hoc problem as they arise, including financial regulation and consumer protection, privacy, marketing standards, market entry, partnerships.
  • Reviewing current practices and developing and maintaining templates.
  • Staying up to date on legal developments and advising on future-looking initiatives.
  • Mentoring and upskilling the business teams, making life simple and easy.
  • Ensuring proper processes and document retention.
  • Working with the Legal Team to support the wider needs of the company, for example training.

A bit about you:

We’re looking for someone passionate about payments, fintech or finance and with an eye on the future.  You’ll have:

  • Previous firm or in-house financial services experience, focusing on payments and card processing.
  • EU/UK qualified or equivalent legal/regulatory experience.
  • Proven aptitude for commercial contract structuring, drafting, and negotiation.
  • Strong interest and experience in financial services regulation including PSD2, consumer protection, data privacy and payments.
  • A focus on impact, through trusted relationships and attention to detail.
  • Clear communication, project coordination, and management skills, including for partner relations.
  • An understanding of how start-ups work - how to balance between maturity in corporate governance and operations, and the practical considerations of fast growth and scaling.
  • A sense of camaraderie and good humor while under pressure or tight deadlines.
  • Wisdom, a world view and talent for thinking outside the box.
  • Professionalism and high integrity.

What we offer in return:

  • Competitive base salary plus a generous stock options package.
  • 25 days’ holiday and an all-expenses-paid annual company holiday in Europe.
  • Peace of mind with medical cover, pension and parental leave.
  • Many social events, including free team lunch every Friday.
  • The chance to be part of one of THE companies of our time.
  • Plus much more!

A bit about TransferWise:

Since 2011, we’ve had a clear mission: money without borders. Built by and for people who live global lives, we’re the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders.

We’re just at the beginning of our story and we’re growing at an incredible pace. We won’t stop until anyone, anywhere can send, spend and receive money wherever they are, whatever they’re doing. There’s still heaps to do and we can’t do it alone.

Our People:

At TransferWise, you’ll be joining a movement of people who believe in a better, fairer, more transparent way of moving money around the world. You’ll collaborate to do your best work and take on problems that no one has looked at before.

If you’re keen to learn, grow, try new things and aren’t afraid of a bold plan, you’ll fit right in.

How we work:

At TransferWise our strategy emerges from the collective brainpower of all our people, who are organised in dozens of independent, autonomous teams. Teams stay closest to our customers, so they choose what problems to solve and where to spend the most time.

You’ll experience radical levels of ownership and empowerment within your role. Plus the opportunity to see the direct impact of your work on our customers.



Some important stuff we would like you to know

To meet our regulatory obligations as a licensed financial services company, TransferWise needs to take background checks on all new hires, which may include Criminal and Credit checks. Please discuss with the Recruiter if you have any concerns regarding this process.

At TransferWise we believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Therefore, we want to make sure that our recruitment process is accessible to everyone. So if you need any reasonable adjustments – at any point in the process – we’ll do our best to help. Just let us know what you need on your application form or reply with your request to the email we send you after you have applied. You might need a reasonable adjustment if you’ve got a disability. Or maybe you live overseas, and you’d prefer to meet us over Skype.

Please don’t send anything to the adjustments address if you’re a recruiter, or if you’re making a speculative application. We do work with recruiters from time to time – but only through LinkedIn. And we only accept job applications when a position is actually open. So you’re better off just checking the recruitment pages regularly.