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Date posted 04/12/2023 Location São Paulo | Brazil Company Worldline

Senior Legal Counsel

Sao Paulo - Brazil

We are the innovators at the heart of the payments technology industry, shaping how the world pays and gets paid. The solutions our people build today power the growth of millions of businesses tomorrow. From your local coffee shop to unicorns and international banks. From San Francisco to Auckland. We are in every corner of the world, in every part of commerce.  And just as we help our customers accelerate their business, we are committed to helping our people accelerate their careers. Together, we shape the evolution.

At Worldline we are on a mission to create the most customer-focused payments experience. Join our team as a Business Development Manager

Working for Worldline, you will be working with leading companies and software providers in North America. You will be empowered to be always on the move, looking for new opportunities at every corner. We live in the dynamic world of payments and the exciting ecosystem that comes together to deliver an elegant, simple payment experience. But you already know this. You come from the payments industry and are eager to plug into your existing network to drive growth. You can piece together merchant needs to solutions, and comfortably walk-through key terminology like tokenization, merchant acquiring, and onboarding automation. You are eager to share your knowledge amongst merchants, partners, and peers to drive growth in a culture of openness and collaboration.

The opportunity

At Worldline, our technology addresses persistent challenges of the payment world. We design and operate leading digital payment and transactional solutions that enable sustainable economic growth and reinforce trust and security in our societies. If you are a highly skilled and solution driven Senior Legal Counsel, then get ready to join our company! In this role you will provide guidance, advice, and oversight for legal as well as business decisions and contract negotiations. You will be part of a legal team. You will report directly to the Head of Legal in LATAM.  

We are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve quality, reduce costs, build excellent solutions, and grow customer happiness. We would like to welcome an organized, innovative and process driven colleague to our team. 

Who You Are

  • You excel in drafting, structuring, review and legal analysis of wide range of contracts (Project and framework agreements with our Merchants, SLAs, NDAs, intercompany agreements, outsourcing agreements, lease agreements, etc) with customers (merchants and financial institutions), payment schemes, payment industry partners, acquirers, banks, suppliers in relation to payment services, IT services, regulated fintech services, etc.
  • You provide legal support and advice to all internal divisions for all legal topics with focus on payment related legal matters (senior management, finance, business, operations, risk and compliance, IT, audit, etc) and support with regard to Worldline Group Merchant Services, Growth  and  M&A projects. 
  • Act as the liaison and coordinates with external stakeholders (external lawyers, external auditors, regulators in specific cases and for interpretation of legal and regulatory requirements) and with legal and cross functional colleagues throughout the Worldline group. 
  • Maintain intra-group litigation report and consumer claims in Brazil  

  • Legal research and interpretation of Brazilian and Latin America laws and regulations 

  • Follow up and updates of delegation of authorities and signatory powers and collaborate with corporate matters in Brazil entities.  

  • Focus on the protection and defense of the legal entities in Brazil and the Worldline group’s interests.

You have

  • Law degree (Brazil law).  

  • At least 5 years’ experience in Brazil or in Latin America regional positions as attorney at law in an international law firm, and/or as in-house senior counsel in a bank or regulated Fintech/financial institution.

  • Capacity to identify the roles, obligations and responsibilities of each party, and more generally good understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the actors in the payment industry.

  • Business oriented, bearing in mind the bigger picture. Capacity to search for answers and solve problems, capacity to focus on the final objective.

  • Very good drafting skills. Ability to summarize in comprehensive manner (non-legal language) and provide synthesis to business.

  • Interpersonal skills and relationship management.

  • Strong team player with high self motivation and positive attitude.

  • Perfect fluency (oral and written) in English.  Spanish language will be highly appreciated.  

  • Knowledge in payment industry and payment services.

Shape the evolution

We are on an exciting journey towards the next frontiers of payments technology, and we look for big thinkers, people with passion, can-do attitude and a hunger to learn and grow. Here you’ll work with ambitious colleagues from around the world, take on unique challenges as a team, and make a real impact on the society. With an empowering culture, strong technology and extensive training opportunities, we help you accelerate your career - wherever you decide to go. Join our global team of 18,000 innovators and shape a tomorrow that is yours to own. 

AAP/EEO Statement:

Worldline provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, colour, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.  Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics.  Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.

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