Legal Counsel

  • Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
  • Full-time

Company Description

Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity. Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind – making sure that Visa is the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do: Our VisaNet network processes over 13,000 transactions per second for people and businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks. We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy. Visa's sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA™ World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world. If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all over the world. Join our team and find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.

Job Description

Visa is seeking an attorney to support Visa’s business operations in Mexico, as well as support other Central America and Caribbean markets as needed.  Position is based in Mexico City, Mexico, and reports to the Senior Director, Legal, Mexico, Central America & Caribbean. 


  • Provide legal support to the business teams in Mexico.  Develop creative solutions and guide the team along the path to implementation by performing a structured legal analysis based on current complex payments regulatory landscape; proactively identifying and communicating legal risks; and acting as a proactive partner in achieving business goals and objectives with sense of urgency but at the same time, protecting Visa’s assets and interests.

  • Deep understanding of local payments regulatory environment; expertise in relevant areas of the law, including commercial, payments regulations, fintechs, antitrust, intellectual property, privacy, antibribery, and employment; and understanding of Visa’s business to generate practical and business-focused legal advice, particularly in connection with (i) Visa’s regulated activities as card brand owner and card payments clearinghouse in Mexico; and (ii) deployment of innovative technological payments solutions, such as digital wallets, fast funds payments, IoT, mobile payments, contactless etc.

  • Draft, review, and negotiate a broad range of commercial agreements, such as client incentive agreements, advertising and promotion agreements, sponsorship agreements, technology agreements, consultancy and contractor agreements, and confidentiality agreements. Ability to create templates and processes to expedite agreement drafting and improve time to market. This also includes development of template/standard documents or adapting U.S. documents to local requirements.

  • Review marketing materials, press releases and public communications to ensure legal protection of Visa’s assets, including its prestigious brand.

  • Coordinate and supervise outside counsel for timeliness, cost-effectiveness, and excellence of service and work product.

  • As needed, provide similar legal support in other markets of Central America & Caribbean.


  • Admitted to practice law in Mexico with LL.M or equivalent degree in Mexico or abroad.
  • 10 to 12 years of commercial legal experience in private practice and/or in-house with multinationals.
  • Experience with Mexican banking, payments and fintechs regulation; knowledge of U.S. or common law ideal.
  • Experience working with regulatory bodies, particularly with Banco de México, Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores y Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica.
  • Excellent legal analytical skills with the ability to untangle and analyze complex legal issues and to integrate legal advice and business knowledge, while providing balanced, strategic advice regarding risks and benefits.

  • First class written and verbal communication skills in Spanish and English, including ability to lead or participate in conference calls to negotiate agreements in both languages.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to build strong working relationships with internal clients at all levels of management and work collaboratively with LAC regional and global teams to ensure effective management within matrix organization over multiple geographical locations.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines.

  • Extremely dedicated, organized, and a team oriented.

  • Some travel may be required.

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