Corporate Lawyer - Level 4

  • London, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Fascinated by the future and captivated by technology?

Smart, driven and want to make a difference in the world?

You’ll fit right in.

Join a diverse team at Visa, where your individuality fits right in. We can provide the opportunity to shape the payments experience globally. Together, let’s transform the way the world pays.

Think you know us?

Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure digital payment network that enables individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.

Individuality fuels our brand and our global team – we’re proud that we are a talented team of 15,000 individuals with unique backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. Therefore, we understand that you are much more than your day job. We encourage quality of life outside of the office, whether it’s taking advantage of agile work schedules or our wellness programs, Visa respects and encourages meaningful work/life balance for everyone.

So, if you’re not satisfied with the status quo, we can satisfy your desire to explore new territory, giving you the runway to really make an impact, whilst connecting you with teams around the world in a truly inclusive culture that celebrates our uniqueness.


Job Description

If you think you could support Visa as a Corporate Lawyer, we want to hear from you – together, let’s make Visa a great place to work.


What’s it all about?

We are seeking an experienced corporate lawyer to support the organisation’s corporate development strategy and a variety of strategic and internal projects, reporting to the Head of Corporate Law. 

This role sits within a fun, supportive and hard-working team who work closely with other legal functions as part of the Legal & Regulatory Division which has consistently had some of the highest engagement scores and prides itself on a creative, can-do approach.

The Legal & Regulatory Division 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.


What we expect of you, day to day.

  • You will provide legal advice and support relating to a wide range of corporate ventures, including mergers & acquisitions, minority investments, joint ventures, strategic partnerships, corporate finance and governance

  • You will provide legal support to the Innovation and Strategic Partnerships team as they assess and implement strategic investments in FinTech opportunities

  • You will provide legal advice and support relating to general commercial matters and projects

  • You will draft, review and negotiate a wide range of contracts relating to the matters above

  • You will identify competition/anti-trust, data protection and other regulatory issues, liaising with internal and external specialists where necessary

  • You will generally manage all legal requirements throughout the corporate transaction life-cycle, including due diligence and outside counsel

  • You will be responsible for management of day-to-day legal risk, taking the lead on all relevant legal activities

  • You will develop, manage and maintain relationships to facilitate the effective delivery of legal support working with other Visa departments across the globe to ensure full alignment with business needs and policies

  • You will provide training to identified business areas on law, processes and policies

  • You will proactively contribute to the Legal & Regulatory Division’s planning, cohesion, consistency in advice, and the general efficiency and effectiveness of the division as a whole


What we’re after…

  • Qualified lawyer with mid-level post-qualified experience

  • Demonstrable experience of corporate transactions at a leading City or large regional firm

  • Strong academics and training, including legal drafting and negotiating, and relationship management

  • Appreciation of cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions and working with venture capital

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills along with a demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders

  • Passion and knowledge of FinTech and payments industry (and applicable regulation)

  • An active interest in improving the delivery of legal services within a large organisation and a record of successfully driving change

  • Experience of general commercial contracts such as client and supplier agreements, consultancy agreements, product development agreements and licensing arrangements

  • Previous experience of working within a technology and digital legal environment and ability to speak European languages are a plus


Think you have what it takes?

If you are interested in a career that will challenge and inspire you – we’d love to hear from you!

Additional Information

Diversity & Inclusion

Universal acceptance for everyone, everywhere, is not only our brand promise, it’s the foundation of our company culture. We foster a feeling of connectedness in the workplace, support diversity of thought, culture and background, fight for important initiatives like Equal Pay and actively work to eliminate unconscious biases that hold us all back.

By leveraging the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our worldwide teams, Visa is a better place to work and a better business partner to our clients.

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