Legal Counsel

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Full-time

Company Description

As the world's leader in digital payments technology, Visa's mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company's dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions of unbanked and underserved consumers.

You're an Individual. We're the team for you. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.

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.
  • 10+ 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.

Additional Information

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

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