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Legal Counsel

Mollie is one of Europe's fastest growing Fin-Tech companies. We're looking for an enthusiastic ambitious Legal Counsel to be part of our Amsterdam Legal & Compliance team. 


Mollie briefly explained

Mollie is one of Europe’s fastest growing fintech companies. We provide a simple and clear payment API, that enables webshops, platforms and app builders to implement various payment methods in one go.

Tinkering, disruption, and inclusivity are Mollie core values. In the first few years of existence, Mollie was a developer-only endeavour, and 14 years later devs and techs still comprise roughly 35% of all staff. As a natural consequence, a lot of things that enterprise businesses or pretend-to-be-start-ups are trying too hard to mimic, come quite natural to Mollie.

Job description

As a legal counsel you will be part of the Compliance, Legal and Risk Department, Mollie’s second line of defense. This department is responsible for ensuring Mollie acts in compliance with all prevailing laws, regulations, internal policies, procedures and codes of conduct.

Mollie aims to grow rapidly in Europe, which means that Mollie will be entering many new markets and jurisdictions in the years to come. As a result Mollie will be subject to new and specific regulations, guidelines and market best practices that need to be interpreted and translated to Mollie’s business. Furthermore, Mollie will be entering in new partnerships, for example with resellers, outsourcing service providers, partners that are part of the payment chain, and so on.

It is your responsibility to assess the impact of these specific regulations and to draw up, assess or negotiate the (often major) contracts that provide the framework for these partnerships.

In this position you’ll be working closely together with our Compliance Officer and Security Lead. You report directly to the Manager Compliance, Legal & Risk.

What will you do?

  • Assessing the relevance and impact of (changes in) local and international laws and regulations for the jurisdictions in which Mollie is active, or intends be active;
  • Assessing the relevance and impact of (changes in) scheme-rules, guidelines and market best practices;
  • Advising Mollie’s Management Team and the Board about the relevance and impact of (changes in) prevailing or forthcoming legislation;
  • Establishing and maintaining a state of the art register for contracts that is available for both Mollie’s legal and operational department(s);
  • Drafting and assessing all types of contracts, including user agreements, partner agreements, outsourcing agreements, commercial contracts, terms and conditions, and so on;
  • Negotiating contracts, alone or as part of a team of specialists;
  • Providing periodic reports/analyses about supervisory themes, consultation announcements on possible legislation, upcoming legislation, changes in prevailing legislation, scheme rules, guidelines, and so on;
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining strong relationships with local law firms and supervisory bodies in the jurisdictions where Mollie is active.

    Desired skills and experience
  • You have an analytical mind and eye for detail; the result of your work is characterised as well thought-out and accurate, but you are also able to distinguish essentials from side-issues;
  • You are friendly, honest, approachable, service minded and a team player;
  • You have excellent communication and relationship building skills which enables you to advise people across all levels of the organisation;
  • You are known for your representable appearance and persuasive power;
  • You are ambitious, eager to learn, open to new ideas, suggestions and constructive feedback;
  • You have a good feeling for commerce;
  • Advanced law degree, preferably obtained in the Netherlands via an accredited University, with a specialisation in Dutch (corporate) law, contract law or an equivalent specialisation; 
  • Three to five years of working experience in the legal domain, preferably gained in an internationally operating company, financial institution or law firm; 
  • Experience with e-commerce companies is a plus;
  • Proven experience in drafting and assessing different types of (comprehensive) contracts;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of current developments in the financial sector;
  • Fluent in both Dutch and English (written and spoken); fluency in German, Spanish or French is a plus.

What do you get?
  • Excellent employment terms, including competitive salary.
  • 25 days of annual leave.
  • A position in a unique, young and fast growing fin-tech company.
  • Autonomy to develop solutions and implement them.
  • Best possible tech setup that you need to do your job.
  • Freedom and flexibility.
  • Daily fresh lunches and Friday afternoon drinks

Our selection procedure in a nutshell:

Apply by clicking the button below. The more you share about yourself and the reason you apply at Mollie, the better!

Let's first have a 'coffee chat' to introduce Mollie, the role and get to know you. This can be at our office, but this could also be via phone, Hangouts or Skype.

During the interview phase (of max. two rounds), we'll inform you as soon as we've decided whether we'd like to proceed with you.

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