Regulatory Legal Counsel

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Full-time

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

Square is looking for a regulatory legal counsel for its expanding European legal team with a background in providing legal advice on regulatory matters, liaising with regulators, and assisting with data protection initiatives. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys problem solving and getting things done and wants to join an innovative and growing company. As part of Square's growing European business, your ideas and contributions will have immediate impact. This is a full-time role based in our Dublin, Ireland office and will report to the International Legal Lead.

You will:

  • Advise on multiple regulatory matters affecting Square's European business

  • Monitor requirements to maintain relevant licensing standards across Europe

  • Represent Square with regulators and external partners on regulatory matters

  • Keep the business up to speed on how to offer stellar product solutions to our sellers that meet local regulatory requirements

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

  • Help manage data subject requests or requests for information from sellers and consumers

  • Draft terms of service, internal policies and procedures and advise on implementation

  • Draft, negotiate and assist teams with their contracting needs

  • Build working relationships with colleagues across multiple Square business and legal teams in Europe, the US and around the globe

  • Contribute to the continuous development and improvement of the European legal team and related forms, processes and procedures

  • Support the European legal team and the commercial activities of Square in Europe


You have:

  • Solicitor qualification with 5+ years PQE working in an in-house organisation or commercial law firm

  • Excellent commercial acumen and drafting skills

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

  • The ability to meet deliverables on time and work in an evolving and growing environment that is prone to changes

  • Experienced in financial services, payments, fintech or technology (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) 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.


At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources
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