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Senior Legal Counsel
Legal and Compliance

Why is this your next step?
In this senior role you will, provide on the ground consistent legal advice, policy and direction to the eCommerce business in London.  Critical to this will be interfacing effectively across time zones with the eCommerce General Counsel, to whom this role will report and seemless working with the rest of the Legal & Compliance team globally. Critical to the success of this role will be the ability to rapidly build personal credibility and ensure effective stakeholder management across the ecommerce business group.

How you will contribute?
Provide high quality, business focussed legal support directly to a growing and developing business. You will also work on large regulatory matters such as licensing applications, analysing complex business models, and liaising with regulators in the payments and financial services industry.
Commercial contracts negotiation, liaising with customers, suppliers and senior management in respect of negotiations, transaction structuring and contributing to debates outside of the legal remit will be key factors in this role.

Why you?
To excel in this role you will have a strong understanding of payments, financial services and regulation as well as broad ranging corporate, commercial and IT experience. You will be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of core legal concepts, particularly in contract law, with strong drafting skills and an ability to supervise junior members of the team. You will also be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the legal issues affecting the payments industry, including
    • Data Privacy including GDPR, PCI DSS
    • PSD2, IFR and FCA Regulation
    • Intellectual Property
    • Financial Crime and Anti Money Laundering Requirements
    • Taking Security
We require you to have experience at recognised high quality commercial law firm (Magic/Silver Circle preferably) – solid training and some post qualification experience in private practice. Ideally,  several years of experience in an in-house role (whether on secondment or after leaving private practice). Managing relationships with senior lawyers, customers and internal stakeholders.

Join the Team.
We lift economies and communities by advancing the way the world pays, banks and invests.
Since our two companies came together, Worldpay has formed the Merchant Solutions division of FIS. We call it “Worldpay, from FIS”. In the time you’ve taken to read this one sentence, our platforms have processed over 8,000 transactions and this number grows daily. Join us now to realise your own future growth and success.
FIS stays ahead of how the world is evolving to power businesses, across merchants, banking and capital markets, to outpace today’s fast-changing competitive landscape and help our clients run, grow and achieve more for their business.
We want all our people to bring their very best self into work, and that means balancing priorities and passions, at work and at home. We create teams without barriers, fostering creativity and innovation - behaviours that we value in everything we do.

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Who Is Worldpay?

Our purpose is to be the partner for connected commerce for businesses around the world. We do the right thing by providing the best possible service and helping our customers to prosper.

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How Do We Do It?

We provide the essential financial tools necessary to support businesses. As our customers approach the new order of commerce, we aim to connect dots the world over, so that whether it requires them to make one connection or fifty, they only need to connect once, through us. This means they’re free to focus on their growth and development while we make it happen.

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What Do We Do?

We simplify payments by breaking through borders and obstacles to help businesses grow. So it’s essential we keep ahead of the curve. This means utilising and developing online payments, merchant apps, mobile, contactless and other technological advancements. We’re proud that we lead the way in creating forward thinking, elegant solutions.

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No. 1

We are the number 1 acquirer globally.

146 countries

We operate globally and serve merchants across 146 countries with 25 office locations in our key markets.

31 million

And we process 31 million transactions every day across the world.

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