Legal Counsel

4 days left

May 02, 2024
May 30, 2024
Contract Type
About the role

We are looking for an ambitious and pro–active lawyer to become a key member of the Group Legal Team, with a focus on Corporate and Commercial matters. The role will report to the Director of Legal, who is based in the UK.

This is a great role for someone with significant experience advising on corporate and commercial legal matters, who is commercially minded with an ability to find solutions to complex problems. This role will include working autonomously as well as part of a collegiate and supportive international and local cross–functional team.

As a member of the Zepz Group Legal Function, you will aim high, embrace challenge and always do what's right; acting with integrity and building trust as you contribute to the company's strategic direction and terms decision making.

Reporting to the Legal Director, you will:

  • Support on corporate transactions for the Company including equity and debt fundraisings, M&A, secondary share sales, group restructurings and asset transfers, and implementation of share incentive schemes.
  • Managing day to day corporate work including relationships with investors, responding to shareholder queries, drafting board, shareholder and investor majority resolutions and memoranda for directors, investors and the executive committee, as well as minutes of board meetings and support for the Company Secretariat Function as may be required from time–to–time.
  • Ongoing management of existing debt facilities together with the treasury and corporate development teams
  • Be responsible for supporting the legal intellectual property strategy, including managing the registrations of global trademarks, maintenance of IP registers and liaising with external counsel on IP–related dispute resolution
  • Advise and collaborate with stakeholders from many areas of the business (e.g. Network and Growth, Finance, Compliance, Data Protection, Customer Service and Operations Teams) to support on company growth initiatives.
  • Draft, review and negotiate intra–group agreements, and other general commercial contracts as well as advise on general ad–hoc queries so that the business can move forward at pace, while protecting our interests.
  • Liaise with regulators in various jurisdictions, including the UK, Belgium, US, Hong Kong and Tanzania to obtain various consents and approvals in a transactional context.
  • From time to time, and depending on your experience, advise on complex matters and special projects e.g. product launches, litigation, regulatory and licensing matters, or other strategic projects.
  • Help develop appropriate legal templates and processes. Actively work to align the legal objectives and business objectives collaboratively.
  • Build and manage relationships with external stakeholders, including external counsel.

What we're looking for from you

  • Recent experience of working with businesses in the Payments/Financial Services sector.
  • Experience working on corporate or banking transactions, either with supervision of a GC in–house or a partner in private practice
  • A commercial mindset and ability to think creatively to achieve the commercial objectives of the business and to deliver legal advice in the appropriate commercial and regulatory context and within tight timeframes.
  • Strong negotiation skills: experience negotiating complex commercial contracts and ability to influence and persuade in decision–making processes both internally and externally.
  • Excellent technical skills: demonstrated ability to draft clear, professional and legally robust correspondence, advice, contracts, policies and other documentation as required, with appropriate form and style.
  • First class interpersonal and communication skills: able to, and enjoy, building and maintaining good relationships both internally and externally at all levels.
  • Comfortable working in a fast–paced environment and juggling multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work independently, but also a team player: fostering knowledge sharing and involved in the day–to–day.