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Legal Counsel – Fintech – Galway, Ireland (12 month contract)

Dublin, Ireland | 12 month Full Time Contract

Reference: EL0028

PQE: 4yrs+

Consultant: Liam Taaffe

Our client is a multinational Fintech business offering its customers an innovative payments service that simplifies complex transactions and is at the forefront of global digital payments innovation. This Fintech leader serves over 600,000 merchants and manages around 800 million transactions, worth in excess of $55 billion.

You will report to the General Counsel and work along with an existing team of 10 lawyers all focusing on a broad range of projects in multi-jurisdictions. This position will play a fundamental role in supporting this business with its unprecedented growth. You will work from the Irish office (Galway City) where expertise in commercial law, contract drafting, and contractual negotiations is required. You will advise on ad-hoc special projects, including new product developments and keep on the constant lookout for possible legal and regulatory issues which might impact the business. This role will expose you to lots of non-Legal related work and you will be required to provide pragmatic advice to stakeholders with regards to applicable laws or regulations that may impact the business.

Candidates will be 4yrs+ PQE and ideally be an Irish or English qualified solicitor (other EU jurisdictions considered) with a focus on commercial contracts, working either in-house or in a leading law firm. The ideal candidate must have strong knowledge of contract and commercial law, with a strong preference for lawyers with previous professional experience of the fintech and financial services sector. This Legal Counsel role is  a 12 month contract however, there is a strong possibility of the position becoming full time.

For further details please contact Liam Taaffe at liam@emea.legal