In-House General Counsel, Payments

Jun 21, 2024
Jul 16, 2024
Contract Type

NetCents Technology is a leading player in the cryptocurrency payment space. We are currently looking for in–house legal counsel to join our team in Canada. Qualified candidates must be detail–oriented, flexible, have strong multi–tasking, organizational and problem–solving skills, work well in a team atmosphere and thrive in a fast–paced, dynamic environment.

As our in–house legal counsel, you will serve as the primary lawyer responsible for counselling the business on a broad range of commercial and regulatory matters, including structuring, drafting, and negotiating commercial transactions. You will work directly with the business serving as lead counsel on strategic deals, providing day–to–day advice, resolving issues that arise in existing commercial relationships, and handling pre–litigation legal disputes and inquiries.

This is a senior–level role within NetCents and is responsible for structuring, drafting, and negotiating complicated payments, licensing, and other commercial agreements and providing ongoing legal counselling in a wide range of legal areas, including regulatory compliance and intellectual property. The successful candidate will have a strong transactional background and be hard–working, proactive, entrepreneurial and able to apply sound, pragmatic judgement in ambiguous situations.

  • Provide legal advice and support to the business while keeping in mind NetCents' strategic and business objectives
  • Provide direction and guidance to facilitate NetCents' compliance with all applicable international and domestic laws, rules, and regulations
  • Establish, disseminate, and implement NetCents' legal policies
  • Support NetCents' subsidiaries by providing general legal oversight on legal risks associated with payment products and services
  • Supervises and is responsible for the management of litigation or disputes between NetCents and external parties in Canada and abroad
  • Represent NetCents to resolve matters in the best interest of NetCents
  • Drafts, reviews, and negotiates contracts and other legal documents to maximize NetCents' legal protections while minimizing legal risk
  • Produces and regularly updates standardized legal agreements, contracts, and standard terms for NetCents in compliance with international best practices and applicable legal requirements
  • Managing all outside legal counsel
Experience and Qualifications
  • JD degree or foreign equivalent and membership in at least one of the following regions UAE, EU, UK, Canada
  • Significant years of post–qualification legal experience preferably gathered in–house as well as in an international law firm
  • Experience in payments and financial services industry and in–depth knowledge of associated regulatory requirements
  • Strong transactional background dealing with commercial contracts
  • A high degree of independence, initiative, and decisiveness but also a desire to be challenged and think outside the box
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to act as a business partner to senior management
  • Great business judgement in ambiguous situations
Bonus Experience and Qualifications
  • Experience with alternative payments, emerging payments technology, and the payments/fintech industries
  • In–house experience at a fintech company