• Location
    • Mexico City
  • Date Posted
  • Dec. 13, 2021
  • Function
  • Legal
  • Sector
  • Fintech

We are looking for a Legal Counsel to advise on our Mexico launch and operations and advise on a variety of legal and regulatory matters. This role will be based in Mexico, and report to the CEO in Mexico. This position requires partnering with our legal team at our London headquarters and our business teams on the ground.

What you’ll be doing

  • Draft, review, negotiate and advise internal stakeholders and negotiate with external counterparts on a variety of commercial agreements, including third party agreements, operations agreements, services agreements, partnerships, and marketing agreements
  • Identify and consult on legal risks in connection with the development of new products
  • Liaise with specialist external counsel in relation to original new products and expansion into new markets, include relationship with regulators and licenses application process
  • Drive all ongoing compliance review processes, including necessary filings, policies and procedures
  • Develop and implement processes for efficient and streamlined operations surrounding contract negotiation and processes.
  • Monitor changes to regulatory requirements and proactively handle regulatory developments
  • Provide time-sensitive support on a wide array of legal inquiries in connection with all aspects of your country’s operations
  • Identify and consult on legal risks in connection with the development of new products.
  • Recruit and lead a small team of highly capable, self-directed individuals

What you’ll need

  • Strong client-service and customer orientation and strengths in forming good working relationships
  • High degree of independence, initiative and decisiveness
  • An enthusiasm and drive for delivering results
  • Strong analytical skills and an ability to demonstrate sound legal and business judgment, even in ambiguous situations
  • Ability to work independently and also contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
  • Excellent organizational skills, and an ability to manage multiple projects at once, to meet deadlines
  • Common sense, great judgment, and a good sense of humour
  • Strong experience in advising clients on commercial contract matters (past experience in: regulatory, IP, IT is a plus) across a broad range of areas including Financial Services, Technology and Corporates
  • Thrives working in a fast-paced, high pressure, entrepreneurial environment
  • Work hard but have a lot of fun doing it!

Minimum qualifications

  • Excellent academic and law firm credentials
  • Hold a current practicing certificate
  • Experience in working at major law firm for financial service industry clients and/or in house lawyer at financial service firm
  • Data protection is a plus
  • Excellent English (written and oral)