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Legal Counsel [Payments]

  • Location

    London, UK

  • Sector:

    Financial Services and Banking, Legal

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  • Contact:

    Yaingy Chan

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  • Published:

    19 days ago

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Hamlyn Williams is working with an innovative Fintech client with an intelligent payment platform and accompanying prepaid payment apps. We're looking for a Legal Counsel to join their team in London.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Structure, draft and review a wide variety of contracts involving the group's businesses including customer, vendor, and partner agreements, as well as agreements with financial institution partners
  • Work cross-functionally with the sales, account management, finance, operations, IT and compliance teams to ensure that contractual terms are compliant with company policies and are within legal and regulatory risk tolerances
  • Advise on contract status, legal risks, and legal liabilities associated with different deals
  • Research, anticipate, and guard company against legal risks
  • Serve as an in-house legal expert providing guidance on legislation and regulation impacting the payments industry
  • Maintain knowledge of changes in relevant payment industry laws and industry trends, as well as international compliance with laws and regulations
  • Carry out other duties as assigned


  • Law degree in the UK or equivalent from the EEA
  • 3-5+ year experience, ideally both at a law firm and in-house
  • Must be able to work autonomously
  • Possess sound legal/business judgement, and have a demonstrated ability to find creative solutions to complex problems
  • Payments industry or financial services experience are essential
  • Excellent negotiation and communications skills
  • Able to contribute to a professional work environment by demonstrating integrity, promoting teamwork, and fostering positive communication