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Legal Counsel – Global FinTech

Our client is the world’s largest service provider in the cross-border payments industry, using innovative technology-led payment solutions to deliver smarter money movements for its clients all over the globe including SMEs, financial institutions, law firms, NGOs and blue-chip organisations.

This is an incredible opportunity to join and spearhead the legal department as Legal Counsel at this leading institution.

This role, based in Toronto, Canada will involve advising the business on legal requirements relating to MSB registration, derivatives law compliance, anti-money laundering and sanctions. Successful candidates will also have significant experience in cross border-payments, foreign exchange and/or foreign exchange derivatives, while also being able to represent the business before Canadian financial services regulators as well as provide advice on global data security and privacy requirements including GDPR.

In this busy role, you will also be expected to integrate yourself by providing general corporate commercial legal support to cover a variety of topics including HR, corporate secretarial support, and marketing and branding.

The ideal candidate must be a Canadian qualified attorney/lawyer with five or more years of experience working for leading international law firms with excellent reputations in finance law, with an emphasis on foreign exchange and/or derivatives, or in-house legal teams focused on cross-border payments. 

Remuneration: 160K CAD – 240K CAD (£100k – £150k GBP) + benefits

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