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Associate Legal Counsel, LATAM



Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

About Paysafe

Paysafe (“Paysafe”) (NYSE: PSFE) (PSFE.WS) is a leading payments platform with an extensive track record of serving merchants and consumers in the global entertainment sectors. Its core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallet, and online cash solutions. With over 20 years of online payment experience, an annualized transactional volume of $140 billion in 2023, and approximately 3,200 employees located in 12+ countries, Paysafe connects businesses and consumers across 260 payment types in over 40 currencies around the world. Delivered through an integrated platform, Paysafe solutions are geared toward mobile-initiated transactions, real-time analytics and the convergence between brick-and-mortar and online payments. Further information is available at www.paysafe.com.

We are seeking an Associate Legal Counsel for the South America region based in Lima, Peru.

As a Corporate attorney in the South America Legal Department, you will report directly to the Senior Legal Counsel, based in Lima, Peru and will provide legal guidance to Paysafe primarily with respect to contract, commercial, corporate governance, and payment services law.

The successful candidate brings 1 to 3 years of experience as a commercial lawyer or inhouse corporate counsel. The candidate will be bilingual in Spanish and English.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Providing legal advice with a focus on contract, commercial, corporate and payment services law but also providing counseling to internal stakeholders on risks of various business strategies
  • Active management, drafting, negotiation, review and revision of contracts and terms & conditions in Spanish and English to support the growth of the Paysafe business
  • Assisting and coordinating various legal queries from other departments;
  • Providing corporate administrative support, including communicating information on group companies to other departments and updating information relating to group companies in corporate files and databases;
  • Coordinating the authentication and legalization of documents by consulates and embassies;
  • Drafting and review of communications with business partners, consumers and public authorities
  • Assisting internal departments and project teams in achieving corporate objectives effectively and in compliance with applicable laws, procedures and policies (e.g., launch of new countries, product initiatives, marketing and sponsorships, conducting internal education)
  • Collaborating on and leading projects with other departments and functions to ensure compliance due to changes in applicable legal and regulatory requirements
  • Research and monitoring of laws in coordination with outside counsel in various jurisdictions typically covering such matters as anti-money laundering detection and prevention, currency and foreign exchange controls, banking regulations, licensing and other regulatory and legal matters
  • Dealing with litigation matters (consumer and commercial) and responding to external legal inquiries
  • Active collaboration within the Paysafe legal team


  • Degree in legal science or commercial law required. Preference for candidates with overseas post graduate studies (eg, LLM)
  • 1+ years of professional experience in an internationally active law firm or corporate legal department, with demonstrated legal expertise with successful results in one or more complex areas of the law (preferably engaged in the provision and/or regulation of financial services or e-commerce), commercial law/contractual law and general business law
  • Experience in dealing directly with business clients at all levels, both inside and outside of the organization, but in particular in counselling senior business clients
  • Superb drafting and communication skills in both Spanish and English. Candidate must be able to negotiate and draft in Spanish and English without assistance
  • Strong familiarity with financial industry and services regulation and/or e-commerce in Peru and Latin America
  • Proficient MS Office


  • Proactive attitude, self-motivation
  • Ability to work independently and make both practical and timely decisions
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Strong sense of urgency and confidentiality
  • A fast learner with highly developed analytical skills and a strong attention to detail
  • Results-oriented with a strong sense of responsibility
  • Hands-on mentality and an international mind-set
  • Collaborative working style

We offer in return:

- The opportunity to write the history of a leading and growing multinational company

- Tailor-made training and ongoing development to help you enhance your skills in the field of online payments

- Multiple career progression opportunities in a dynamic in-house business

- Environment where product expertise, professional and personal commitment are rewarded

- Competitive remuneration and social benefits package

- Fun and collaborative working atmosphere

Important: attached CV in English.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Paysafe provides equal employment opportunities to all employees, and applicants for employment, and prohibits discrimination of any type with regard to ethnicity, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other protected characteristics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of recruitment and employment. If you need any reasonable adjustments, please let us know. We will be happy to help and look forward to hearing from you.