Checkout.com

Privacy Counsel

1 week agoLondon, United Kingdom

We're Checkout.com

We're building the connected finance businesses deserve. Unleashing them with tomorrow's technology, today. Our flexible payments solutions help global enterprises - like Samsung, Deliveroo and Adidas - launch new products and create experiences customers love. And it's not just what we build that makes us different. It's how.

We liberate smart, passionate people to collaborate, innovate and do their best work - faster. That's why we're one of the most valuable fintech firms around. But we're just getting started. By cutting through financial complexity, we'll empower companies to change the world. Join us. Unlock your potential.

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Privacy Counsel at Checkout.com:

Checkout.com is seeking a talented Privacy Counsel with strong data protection background. This role is based in London at our global head office and sits within the regulatory, product and data team within our Legal department. As Legal Counsel you will work closely with all areas of the business and take a collaborative approach to solving complex legal challenges.

The successful candidate will be able to handle a busy workload with minimal supervision, demonstrating excellent critical judgement, quick thinking and agility. This is a great opportunity to work on a broad range of projects across multiple jurisdictions and play a key role in supporting the company's rapid growth.

You will be joining an expanding team in one of Europe's most valuable fintechs. Our mission is to be a legal team that exceeds expectations across the board, providing pragmatic and commercially focused advice, finding creative solutions to manage risk and becoming trusted advisers to our colleagues in the business.

About You:

    • English Qualified lawyer (2-5 PQE) with a strong foundation gained by training in private practice or in-house
    • Background advising on the GDPR and global data protection matters
    • Previous fintech, payments, software, e-commerce and/or bank experience would be beneficial
    • Experience working in a start up or other fast-paced and dynamic environment is desirable but not essential


    • Extra marks if you have:
    • Experience working internationally and on a variety of cross-border matters
    • Additional language skills, French in particular
    • Dual qualification in an overseas jurisdiction


    • You will need:
    • Excellent time management skills and experience managing a diverse workload and competing stakeholder demands
    • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively as needed, flexing the approach as the matter requires
    • Strong communication skills and the ability to articulate and explain complex legal issues clearly and concisely
    • Enthusiasm for new challenges and skilling up in different areas of law

What you will be doing:
    • Advise on regulatory matters including compliance with the GDPR, European payments regulations and their equivalents
    • Produce and maintain a variety of internal policies and compliance related documents
    • Collaborating with all core functions within the company and with the Data Protection Officer
    • Produce and maintain a variety of internal policies and compliance related documents
    • Collaborating with all core functions within the company
    • You will help put in place and improve existing processes and support the business in launching new products
    • You will advise on novel and complex issues and provide clear advice on legal and commercial issues and risks
    • You will monitor new legal and regulatory developments and consider their impact on Checkout.com
    • You will carry out research on various multijurisdictional regulatory issues
    • You will help the business continue to expand internationally; researching and evaluating new territories and providing creative, proactive and results orientated advice

What we stand for

At Checkout.com, everything starts with our values, including the experience we offer our people.

#Aspire

We supercharge your professional growth with career development programs and leadership training. You can learn your way, with tailored pathways and online platforms. And be inspired at relevant conferences.

#Excel

We don't stop at 'good' here. We strive for excellence amongst our teams every day and recognize colleagues who take it to the next level through our quarterly peer-nominated Hero awards.

#Unite

We're proud of our global connections and inclusive environment. So we champion this through our colleague-led community groups and celebrate many cultural events together.

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More about Checkout.com

We empower businesses to adapt, innovate and thrive with the connected payments they deserve. Our technology makes payments seamless. We provide the fastest, most reliable payments in more than 150 currencies, with in-country acquiring, world-class fraud filters and reporting, through one API. And we can accept all major international credit and debit cards, as well as popular alternative and local payment methods. Checkout.com launched in 2012, and we now have a team of 1000 people across 17 international offices. To date, we've raised a total of $830 million, with our recent Series C valuing us at $15 billion.

We believe in equal opportunities

Checkout.com is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion, or belief. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience, skills and personality. We believe that employing a diverse workforce is the right thing to do and is central to our success.