International Counsel, Dublin

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Full-time

Company Description

We believe the economy is better when everyone has access. When everyone has room to grow. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. We’re empowering the independent electrician to send invoices, setting up the favorite food truck with a delivery option, helping the ice cream shop pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.

Job Description

Square is seeking a highly motivated attorney for its expanding EU legal team to provide legal guidance on product development, regulatory matters and data protection initiatives. You will assist in managing legal risk and ensuring regulatory compliance of our non-U.S. entities, focusing on Europe. As part of Square’s growing European business, your ideas and contributions will have an immediate impact. We’re looking for a highly adaptable, self-motivated individual who can handle ambiguity, fast-paced projects and rapidly evolving priorities.

You will:

  • Provide guidance to product and engineering teams on issues related to new and existing products and features throughout the entire product development lifecycle

  • Provide ideas and insights into how the company can work within the law to create amazing product experiences for our customers and reduce legal risks

  • Provide sound compliance advice on laws and regulations relevant to consumer protection, advertising, IP, data protection, and the software and financial services industries

  • Manage Subject Access Requests, and/ or requests for information from sellers and consumers

  • Draft and negotiate commercial and intellectual property agreements affecting the company’s products and services

  • Draft terms of use, product policies, and disclosures, and implement related processes

  • Effectively collaborate with Square’s U.S.-based counsel team to provide globally aligned legal advice

Qualifications

You have:

  • Qualified solicitor with 2+ years PQE working in a commercial law firm or with an in-house organization

  • Familiar with launching products and advising on the legal and regulatory aspects of product development in the technology space

  • Excellent commercial negotiation and drafting skills

  • Fluent in translating legal advice into actionable guidance for innovative product and business teams

  • Able to organize, prioritize, and manage projects effectively

  • Sound and practical business judgment, intellectual creativity, and problem-solving skills

  • Experienced in financial services (desirable but not essential)

Additional Information

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at)squareup.com. We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.

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