General Counsel

London
Operations – Legal
Permanent Full-time
About us

Launched in 2012, Checkout.com is a leading international provider of online payment solutions. Checkout.com is built on 100% proprietary technology and handles every part of the payment process, providing complete transparency across the entire payment value chain.

We currently process 150+ currencies and offer access to all international cards and popular local payment methods to merchants through one integration.

Customers in our portfolio include international businesses like Samsung, Transferwise, Hopper, Virgin and Adidas. Our mission is to partner with smart businesses to optimise their payments, increase revenue and meet the dynamic needs of their customers. 

We are building a unique work environment where our people aspire to solve complex problems and deliver valuable solutions. We believe that excellence can be achieved through a dynamic culture driven by collaboration and teamwork.

In May 2019, we raised $230m in what is Europe’s largest ever fintech Series A round, and globally the third largest fintech Series A round of all time. This fundraising round gave us a valuation of around $2 billion.

About the role

Checkout.com is seeking a seasoned and talented General Counsel to join and lead our global
Legal Team to support the business growth and expansion.
The General Counsel’s main responsibility will be to supervise and advise on the drafting and
negotiation of a broad range of commercial agreements with suppliers, partners and customers.
The General Counsel will be responsible for providing assistance and guidance to various
internal clients across a diverse range of Regulatory (e.g. Financial Crime, Data Protection,
Competition etc.), Commercial (including Intellectual Property such as trademark registration
and protection), Corporate and Compliance related issues across multiple jurisdictions.
Reporting directly to our Chief Operating Officer and collaborating with all core functions within
the company, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a broad range of
projects and play a key role in supporting the company’s rapid growth.

Key responsibilities

    • Key responsibilities
    • Flag new legal and regulatory developments and consider their impact on Checkout.com.
    • Draft, review and negotiate a wide variety of commercial agreements, including strategic partnerships, complex business transactions, and bespoke services agreements.
    • Resolve legal issues and contract interpretation matters that arise during negotiations.
    • Conduct research on various multijurisdictional legal issues.
    • Advise on Regulatory and Compliance issues and risks, including matters such as
    • AML/CFT, data protection, and financial services regulations.
    • Advise on special projects as needed, including new product developments, while taking into consideration their legal and regulatory impact.
    • Support the Company’s strategic projects and initiatives by providing creative, proactive and results orientated advice.
    • Mentor team members

About You

    • Qualified Solicitor/Lawyer in the UK or France (in addition, US qualification would be an advantage), with 8+ years PQE in a leading law firm
    • In addition, prior in-house experience in the Finance and/or FinTech industry (specifically a payment institution, e-money institution, or a bank) would be an advantage
    • Excellent time management skills and ability to manage a high volume of work
    • Ability to work autonomously and independently with minimal guidance
    • High level of written and interpersonal communication skills
    • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
    • Be open-minded and willing to accept new challenges
    • Fluency in English
Checkout.com is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience, skills and personality. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. Due to the numerous amount of application received, only the ones corresponding to this job profile will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within 3 weeks please deem your application as unsuccessful.

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We will only process and retain your information as necessary for the purposes of progressing your application or as required by applicable laws and regulations. We may also collect personal information about you through the application and recruitment process, either directly from you or from third-parties (employment agencies, recruitment websites, former employers, credit reference agencies or other background check agencies). In limited circumstances, we may transfer your information to the following countries outside the EU, while making sure your personal data is treated with the same level of protection offered in the EU. Please refer to our Privacy Policy (https://www.checkout.com/legal/privacy-policy) for further information about how your data is being collected, processed and retained at Checkout.com.