Legal Counsel - India (Commercial)

Bangalore /
India – Services · India · Legal /
Digital bank Revolut, valued at $5.5 billion in 2020, is building the world’s first truly global financial super-app. In 2015, Revolut launched in the UK offering money transfer and exchange. Today, more than 15 million customers around the world use dozens of Revolut’s innovative products to make more than 100 million transactions a month.

Revolut continues to grow and is entering India with a multi million pound investment in India over the next few years. Revolut India will look to introduce multiple digitally-enabled products across banking, cards and payments, foreign exchange remittances, investments and other financial services. We will help customers improve their financial health, give them more control, and connect people seamlessly across the world. 
The legal department sits at the heart of Revolut and is a core part of the business. Members of the team provide front-line guidance and support to all areas of the company, contributing to decisions that impact on Revolut’s growth every day. The breadth of work you will encounter (and level of commercial involvement) is pretty unique for an in-house role, from structuring products to launching into new territories and have a large degree of responsibility for Revolut’s ongoing development and growth.

When you join Revolut, it’s not just another job. You’ll have the chance to build something that really matters, with a team that will become like family to you. We’ll give you the freedom and tools to bring your absolute best, and the opportunities will be limitless. 
We are looking for a Legal Counsel for our India operations and to advise on a variety of legal, commercial and employment matters, including payments and remittances along with other operational advisory. The candidate should have some experience working as a banking or securities lawyer at an established law firm or at financial services or fin-tech companies.

Draft, review, negotiate and advise internal stakeholders and negotiate with external counterparts on a variety of commercial agreements, including third party agreements, operations agreements, services agreements, partnerships, and marketing agreements
Develop and implement processes for efficient and streamlined operations surrounding contract negotiation and processes
Develop and maintain precedent agreements, contract management systems, and other databases
Identify and advise on legal risks in connection with the development of new products
Liaise with specialist external counsel in relation to original new products, expansion into new market verticals and areas relating to compliance, privacy, or security
Resolving issues that arise in existing commercial relationships, and handling pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries
Drive and support all ongoing HR compliance review processes, including necessary employment filings, policies and procedures and liaise with external counsel to manage employment matters when appropriate
Provide the necessary employment support to the local HR team in relation with the employee’s lifecycle including recruiting; hiring; employee relations; discipline, compensation, benefits, bonus & equity awards and terminations
Support the business expansion and transformation by advising on various range of collective employment issues including redundancies, transfer of undertaking, acquisition, etc
Monitor changes to regulatory requirements and proactively handle regulatory developments and advisory work related to a broad range of regulated areas including; payments, trading and investments, insurance, plus many more.  .
Provide time-sensitive support on a wide array of legal inquiries in connection with all aspects of India operations
Identify and consult on legal risks in connection with the development of new products

Strong client-service and customer orientation and strengths in forming good working relationships
High degree of independence, initiative and decisiveness
Excellent academic and work credentials  
6+ years of post qualification experience (LLB)
Excellent command over English (written and oral) is a must
An enthusiasm and drive for delivering results
Strong analytical skills and an ability to demonstrate sound legal and business judgment, even in ambiguous situations
Ability to work independently and also contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
Excellent organisational skills, and an ability to manage multiple projects at once, to meet deadlines
Common sense, great judgment, and a good sense of humour
Strong experience in advising clients on commercial contract matters and employment matters (past experience in: regulatory, IP, IT is a plus) across a broad range of areas including Financial Services, Technology and Corporates
Desire to work in a fast-paced, high pressure, entrepreneurial environment
Work hard but have a lot of fun doing it!

You will be working with the India team on initiatives of strategic importance to the Indian territory, and report to the Head of Legal in India directly. You will have full autonomy and ownership of what you’ll do. We want everyone at Revolut to own their story and their successes - working with us means you’re not just another cog in the machine.

We’re looking for people who align with our five core values: we believe that we Get it Done because we Think Deeper and are strongly rooted in the Dream Team. We Never Settle hence why we always Deliver Wow. You want to join a community of forward thinking people - we are here for you. 

Please note that this is a remote role to be hired within the country & the candidates can be based in Mumbai, Bangalore, or Delhi NCR, where we will be opening our physical offices in India.

• You’ll get to work in one of the hottest and fastest growing tech startups in the world right now
• Competitive salary and sign-on stock bonus
• All the latest tech you need, and much more