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Legal Counsel Italia

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Date posted 11/15/2022 Location Milan | Italy Company WorldLine

Worldline is looking for a Legal Specialist with experience in payment services, financial services and IT technology, to join the Group Legal and Contract Management Department Team.

This position will be full-time, based in  Milano and will report to the Head of Legal Italy.

The ideal candidate shall have at least 4 years' experience within the legal department of financial institution, fintech and/or or large international IT companies or Law Firms, should be self-motivated, independent and well-organised with excellent interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide support in legal, compliance and corporate governance matters (Board of Directors Meetings and General Meetings) relating to the Italian entities within Worldline Group;
  • ensure compliance with all applicable laws including data privacy and regulations (with particular focus on banking and payments laws and regulations);
  • negotiate and manage commercial legal work (contracts for clients, suppliers, partners, etc.);
  • support the business on the negotiations of legal aspects of M&A processes, strategic partnership, key commercial agreements and other corporate and business development initiatives;
  • act as legal business partner to various departments; build strong relationships across the organisation; liaise with outside counsel;
  • manage regulatory complaints processes (reclami) and enquiries from authorities affecting the Italian entities ;
  • manage and foresee business risks and opportunities by regularly reviewing changes in the regulatory/legal environment;
  • support the rest of the Worldline’s Group Legal Team, and senior management;
  • provide proactive, timely and business-focused legal advice on payments services regulation;
  • providing general legal assistance and performing legal tasks including legal research and analysis of key issues

Job Requirements:

  • At least 4 years post-qualification experience in a Law Firms or as in-house counsel
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment and matrixed organisation
  • Expertise in payments, financial services or fintech, banking regulation
  • Skilled at dealing with senior management and regulators
  • Capacity to take ownership of matters, knowing when to take decisions and when to escalate
  • Creative problem solver who remains calm under pressure and who can effectively prioritise
  • Highly resourceful and collaborative team player
  • Organised, with a keen attention for detail and an ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • A talent for drafting legal documents in clear and plain English
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills: fluent English is a must, and other European languages may be useful
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