Latam Legal Counsel – Dublin (Fintech)

Dublin, Ireland | Full Time

Reference: EL0012

PQE: 4yrs+

Consultant: Liam Taaffe

A leading Fintech business requires an experienced Latam Lawyer to work within the EMEA legal team in Dublin where you will report to the General Counsel. You will act as the primary lawyer for the Latam/South American business and will have regular interaction on global legal projects. The ideal candidate will have 5yrs+ PQE (Ideally Brazilian qualified) and must be fluent in native Portuguese whilst Spanish would be advantageous.

The Role
You will provide strategic legal advice to the EMEA General Counsel (based in Dublin) and assist in establishing an effective Board structure and company secretary function in Brazil including the LATAM region. The successful candidate will be required to establish controls for corporate compliance obligations and to prepare statutory filings whilst dealing with queries from all parts of the business including corporate development, finance, tax, compliance as well as external queries from auditors, potential investors, etc. There is a considerable level of Company Secretary work required as part of this role where you will manage the administration of all Board meetings including the board pack, agenda and maintain the minute book along with statutory registers and records. In addition, you will assist with establishing new group entity formations and incorporations.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate will be already based in Dublin working for a Latam / South American Desk and be Brazilian Qualified. Alternatively, EU qualified lawyers (ideally Portuguese Qualified) with thorough evidence of Latam Legal experience gained from a leading international Law Firm or tech corporation would suffice. Candidates must have a good understanding of new technologies and their relationship with legal clauses and regulations in Latam, whilst be capable of handling complex legal issues. Applications from candidates with additional EU languages i.e. Spanish and/or French is advantageous. Lawyers with team management experience on an international level are required as you’ll work as part of a culturally diverse team of super talented legal professionals.

*Candidates MUST be eligible to work in the EU – NO VISA Sponsorship is being offered*

For a confidential conversation, please contact Liam Taaffe at EMEA Legal on +353 (0) 1 290 90 60 or email