Product Counsel, Verse

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Full-time

Company Description

Verse is a financial brand within the ecosystem of Square, located in Barcelona. Our goal is to take the friction out of spending and sharing money through peer-to-peer transactions. Our digital wallet allows you to share payments instantly, safely, and free of charge in select European countries.

We are collaborating closely with the Cash App organization to build a product that refines the world’s relationship with money by making it universally accessible. This partnership will enhance support and continued investment in our company’s growth across the European Union.

We want to hire the best talent to join our team, headquartered in Spain. Interested in learning more?

Job Description

Square is proud to welcome Verse to our ecosystem of payment products. Verse is building the future of payments, and we are looking for a thoughtful and strategic lawyer as the first member of our legal team in Barcelona! 

Verse is growing fast, and growing smart. You get to be at the center of it. 

Who you are

Verse is looking for a Product Counsel to provide legal guidance and direction on all aspects of Verse’s business. This includes the main areas of law applicable to our products (i.e. financial and payments regulation, licensing, data privacy), as well as general business matters like marketing, corporate governance, partnership and vendor contracts, and litigation. You will have support from Square’s global legal team and outside counsel but will be able to provide legal deliverables and advice independently. You will report into Square’s legal team but will have significant autonomy to make legal decisions for Verse. 

Qualifications

You will:

  • Provide legal guidance to product and engineering teams throughout the entire product development lifecycle

  • Draft and negotiate all forms of commercial agreements (including key partnerships and vendors)

  • Manage regulatory relationships and  inquiries

  • Remain up-to-date on relevant industry, consumer protection, advertising, IP, and privacy laws and regulations to provide sound compliance advice

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

  • Work closely with other stakeholders (tax, compliance, accounting, outside counsel) to provide seamless support to business partners

  • Actively cultivate creative ideas and insights into how legal frameworks can support new product developments and customer experiences 

You have:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience at a top law firm or in-house legal department, preferably with experience at a high-growth startup or tech company

  • Experience interpreting complex legal topics into understandable and actionable guidance for non-lawyers

  • Project management experience

  • Familiarity with contract and legal management tools 

  • Actively licensed to practice law in Spain

  • Fluent in both Spanish and English

Additional Information

Verse treats all employees and job applicants equally. Every decision is based on merit, qualifications, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, political ideas, ethnicity, origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, social status, union states, kinship status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with each office’s corresponding local guidelines and applicable regulations.

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