Regional Counsel - Bucharest or Warsaw
Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
‎în urmă cu 4 ore

Job Description

This role sits within a fun, supportive and hard-working Commercial Law Team, who manage a wide range of commercial, technology, marketing, sourcing, product and intellectual property legal matters.

This Team is part of a larger Legal, Government Engagement & Compliance Department (including, Competition law, Regulatory law, Corporate law, Data Privacy and Employment law, Government Engagement and Compliance specialists), which has consistently had some of the highest engagement scores in the company and prides itself on a creative, can-do approach.

The role supports Visa’s Central & Eastern Europe Cluster, headquartered in Warsaw. This role can be based in either Bucharest or Warsaw.

The Commercial Law 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.

Key Accountabilities :

  • Provide a wide range of legal support and assistance to Visa’s regional business in Central & Eastern Europe Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Croatia.
  • Provide legal advice and support relating to matters such as Marketing campaigns, Sourcing Agreements, the roll out of new Products, client agreements, licensing arrangements, the development of template contracts, and other general commercial matters.
  • Draft, review, negotiate and advise on a wide range of contracts and legal issues relating to the matters above.
  • Identify competition / anti-trust, data protection and other regulatory issues relating to Financial Crime, and liaise when necessary with internal members of the Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Department 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 European 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 contribute to the Legal, Government Engagement & Compliance Department’s planning, cohesion, consistency in advice, and the general efficiency and effectiveness of the department as a whole.
  • Essential Skills :

  • Qualified lawyer in Romania or Poland with ideally 5-7+ years PQE. We will consider candidates who have qualified in other jurisdictions.
  • Previous experience of working within a regulated business.
  • Demonstrable experience at a recognised law firm and / or 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 Romanian or Polish and in English.
  • Desirable Skills :

  • Knowledge of the payments industry (and applicable regulation) or financial services environment.
  • Previous experience of cross-border and multi-jurisdictional contracts.
  • This position is open to locations in Bucharest, Romania and Warsaw, Poland.

    Additional Information

    Visa is an EEO Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

    Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

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