Director, Legal Counsel - EU & UK Reg

Director, Legal Counsel - EU & UK Reg
Regio: Luxembourg
Vereiste ervaring: 10 jaar
Werkomgeving: Onderneming
Contract: Onbepaalde duur (Voltijds)


The PayPal group provides regulated payment and related services inthe European Union from its European headquarters, PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A. (PayPal Europe), a credit institution in Luxembourg, supervised by the Commission de Surveilance du Secteur Financier; and the UK from PayPal UK Limited, an electronic money institution regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic lawyer to join our growing team with responsibility for regulatory legal matters in the EU and UK.

The Regulatory Legal team provides regulatory guidance to PayPal Europeand interpretation and advises on enforcement of European laws and regulations relating to payments, digital services, consumer protection, anti-money laundering, among others.

A successful candidate should have a deep knowledge of the EU and UK regulatory regimes and extensive experience dealing with regulatory authorities and industry associations.

You will be based in Luxembourg or in our EU offices and will report into the Head of EU, UK and ICE Regulatory, Product and Corporate Governance Legal. To succeed in this role, you should be mature, self-motivated, independent and well-organised with excellent interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills. An ability to work in a matrixed environment with multiple stakeholders is essential.

Job Responsibilities: 

Lead legal advisor on: 

  • regulatory change, including changes to PayPal’s products and services to take advantage of and comply with regulatory change 
  • legal aspects of regulatory interactions, including inspections / exams 
  • regulatory aspects of PayPal’s online terms and conditions  

Job Requirements: 

  • Admitted as a lawyer, with at least ten years’ post-admission experience in a law firm or as in-house counsel 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment and matrixed organisation 
  • Expertise in banking, payments, financial services or fintech, consumer protection and anti-money laundering regulations in the region 
  • Skilled at dealing with senior management and regulators 
  • Experience with UK supervisory authorities  
  • Experience with European supervisory authorities 
  • 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 with the ability to manage team members directly or indirectly 
  • Lead and manage a team of legal professionals, fostering a collaborative and high-performance work environment 
  • Proven leadership experience, with the ability to lead and develop a high-performing legal team. Strong decision-making skills and the ability to influence key stakeholders. 
  • A strategic thinker with the ability to provide proactive legal advice aligned with business objectives and risk mitigation.  
  • Organised, with a keen attention for detail and an ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously. 
  • Able to design and implement efficient processes. 
  • Flexibility to work with colleagues in the United States and Asia and on occasion accommodate calls and deadlines aligned to their time zones  
  • A talent for drafting legal documents in clear and plain English 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills: perfect English is a necessity, and other European languages may be useful 

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