Regulatory Counsel

Job Description

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 over $130 billion in 2022, and approximately 3,300 employees located in 12+ countries, Paysafe connects businesses and consumers across 100 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.


Paysafe is currently seeking a Regulatory Counsel (possible part-time option) based in our London or Dublin office.


Key Responsibilities


  • Legal analysis and impact assessment of existing and upcoming regulation
  • Detailed analysis of existing and upcoming regulation on national, European and international level in the fields of
  • financial regulation
  • gambling regulation
  • AML regulation
  • Assess the impact of regulation on the various business lines of the Group and translate the impact analysis to the business (including gathering of relevant business data etc)
  • Monitoring of legislative changes
  • Review of industry related publications, newsletters etc
  • Effectively manage external counsel for updates on new legislative developments
  • Participation in industry specific conferences
  • Strategic positioning and governmental affaires
  • Draft position papers, responses to public consultations and attending Represent the Group in national and international industry bodies
  • Participate in industry bodies, like e.g. EMA
  • Represent the Group’s position
  • Preparation of internal regulatory reports
  • Assist in the preparation of internal reports relating to regulatory developments
  • Topic related work
  • E.g. Brexit, answer questions around PSD2


Essential Skills


  • Keen interest in regulation
  • Knowledge of the online payments landscape
  • Strong legal and analytical skills, a quick mind and the ability to assess and understand the impact of regulation on the business
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills as well as the ability to effectively communicate regulatory developments to relevant parties in a timely manner
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop solid relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, German language ability an advantage
  • Ability to effectively manage outside counsel and political advisors
  • Willingness to travel


Experience Required


The role will suit a 5+ year PQE lawyer with enthusiasm for working with a major provider of payment services. Ideally you will have:


  • experience in a top tier firm and/or experience in legal and compliance issues within a regulated business
  • experience in and understanding of the domestic and international regulation in the field of payment services or gambling regulation
  • an international profile and experience (internship in one of the European institutions would be a nice add-on)
  • strong academic credentials
  • Hours to be discussed should you be successful for an interview


Location and Travel


The position shall be based in London or Dublin and will require willingness to travel.


Equal Employment Opportunity


Paysafe is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to providing a work environment of mutual respect to everyone without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.


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