Associate Legal Counsel

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 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. CyberSource, a Visa company, has been and continues to be a pioneer within the e-Commerce Payment Management world. Our VisaNet network is capable of handling over 65,000 transaction messages 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

Job Description

Visa is seeking a commercial attorney to support Visa’s business operations in the Sothern Cone region, comprising Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay.  Position is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and reports to the Senior Director, Legal, Southern Cone.


  • Provide legal support to the Southern Cone team, based in Buenos Aires and Santiago, Chile.  Develop solutions and guide the team along the path to implementation by performing a structured legal analysis for each problem presented; proactively identifying and escalating key roadblocks to stakeholders early in the process; and applying sophisticated strategies and creative approaches to achieving satisfactory negotiated outcomes.

  • Leverage a deep knowledge of the Southern Cone geographic markets; familiarity with local electronic payment systems environment; expertise in relevant areas of the law, including commercial, antitrust, payments regulations, privacy, intellectual property, antibribery, and employment; and understanding of Visa’s business to generate practical and business-focused legal advice.

  • Draft, review, and negotiate a broad range of commercial agreements, such as client incentive agreements, advertising and promotion agreements, memoranda of understanding, technology agreements, consultancy and contractor agreements, and confidentiality agreements. This also includes development of template/standard documents or adapting U.S. documents to local requirements.

  • Determine when external legal advice is required and manage external associate counsel efficiently cos effectively.


  • Admitted to practice law in Argentina.
  • 8+ years of commercial and international legal experience in private practice and/or in-house with multinationals.
  • Experience in the payments industry a plus; knowledge of U.S. or common law ideal.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Experience working with regulatory bodies desirable.
  • Some travel may be required.

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