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Copy of Senior Lawyer - Level 5

  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract hours: FullTime

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Fascinated by the future and captivated by technology?Smart, driven and want to make a difference in the world?You’ll fit right in.Join a diverse team at Visa, where your individuality fits right in. We can provide the opportunity to shape the payments experience globally. Together, let’s transform the way the world pays.Think you know us?Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure digital payment network that enables individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.Individuality fuels our brand and our global team – we’re proud that we are a talented team of 15,000 individuals with unique backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. Therefore, we understand that you are much more than your day job. We encourage quality of life outside of the office, whether it’s taking advantage of agile work schedules or our wellness programs, Visa respects and encourages meaningful work/life balance for everyone.So, if you’re not satisfied with the status quo, we can satisfy your desire to explore new territory, giving you the runway to really make an impact, whilst connecting you with teams around the world in a truly inclusive culture that celebrates our uniqueness.Job Description

If you think you could support Visa as a Senior Lawyer, we want to hear from you – together, let’s make Visa a great place to work. What’s it all about?This role sits within a fun, supportive and hard-working Commercial and Corporate Legal Team, who manage commercial, corporate, employment, data protection and intellectual property legal matters.This Team is part of a larger Legal and Regulatory Division in Visa’s Europe region (including, competition, UK regulatory, EU regulatory specialists), which has consistently had some of the highest engagement scores and prides itself on a creative, collaborative, can-do approach. The Commercial and Corporate Legal Team works at the cutting edge of new payment technologies, innovation and the fintech industry in an increasingly regulated environment, which brings unique and novel challenges in the commercial/technology law space. What we expect of you, day to day.Provide legal advice and support relating to matters particularly in relation to critical suppliers, strategic sourcing arrangements, a wide range of supplier agreements and the development of template contracts and other general commercial matters.Take a lead role in a change programme to empower Visa’s Europe Sourcing team to manage a greater number of high volume, low complexity supplier agreements without reference to the Legal team by developing appropriate templates, playbooks and associated processes.Support the wider department with the drafting, review and negotiation of a wide range of commercial contracts and legal issues.Work closely with the legal teams that support clients, business innovation and digital product initiatives (such as mobile payments and data products), product development and licensing arrangements.Identify competition/anti-trust, data protection and other regulatory issues, and liaise when necessary with internal members of the Legal and Regulatory 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 Europe region. Management of outside counsel, including budgets.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 collaborate with relevant Global Legal colleagues to ensure that Visa’s Europe region is aligned with Global strategy in relation to Sourcing and related matters.Proactively contribute to the Legal and Regulatory Division’s planning, cohesion, consistency in advice, and the general efficiency and effectiveness of the division as a whole. Qualifications

What we’re after…Qualified lawyer with previous experience in a commercial legal environment. We will consider candidates who have qualified in other jurisdictions.Previous substantial and demonstrable sourcing and commercial subject matter expert experience.Demonstrable experience at a recognised law firm and 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.Fluent in English. Desirable Skills:Previous experience of working within a technology and digital legal environment.Knowledge of PFMI requirementsKnowledge of fintech and payments industry (and applicable regulation).Previous experience of cross-border and multi-jurisdictional contracts.Additional European language. Think you have what it takes?If you are interested in a career that will challenge and inspire you – we’d love to hear from you!

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Diversity & InclusionUniversal acceptance for everyone, everywhere, is not only our brand promise, it’s the foundation of our company culture. We foster a feeling of connectedness in the workplace, support diversity of thought, culture and background, fight for important initiatives like Equal Pay and actively work to eliminate unconscious biases that hold us all back.By leveraging the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our worldwide teams, Visa is a better place to work and a better business partner to our clients.

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