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Holland FinTech

Senior Counsel



Software Engineering, Legal
London, UK
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024

Our Purpose

We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.

Title and Summary

Senior Counsel


The Global Partnerships and Segments (GP&S) organization at Mastercard aims to capture new payment flows in global segments by partnering with global companies, extending our services, and bringing innovative, scalable solutions to new customers. As a key business development arm for commercializing a diverse suite of Mastercard products and services – including commercial solutions, digital payments, cyber and intelligence capabilities, and data-based services – we contribute to the growth and diversification of the company’s business by enabling multi-channel distribution and delivery of holistic solutions across our priority segments.

Mastercard is seeking an experienced attorney to provide leadership, creative solutions, and comprehensive legal support for GP&S.

• Serve as a day-to-day advisor for GP&S verticals by partnering with the business and with legal specialists to support strategy and provide responsive, creative, and commercially-minded solutions.
• Structure, draft, and negotiate various complex cross-border commercial agreements with a diverse set of global partners in finance, healthcare, technology, and other industries.
• Provide strategic guidance on a wide range of commercial and contractual matters, helping to identify and manage risk while enabling business diversification and growth initiatives.
• Coordinate with internal subject matter experts and region or country teams to ensure a comprehensive approach to relevant compliance, regulatory, intellectual property, data privacy, and local law considerations.
• Monitor and evaluate relevant industry, legal, and regulatory trends.
• Assist in the creation and maintenance of training programs and materials to educate clients on key risk areas (e.g., regulatory landscape, changes in laws, etc.) and process improvements.

All About You
• Qualified lawyer with a solid academic and training background (at least 5 years of experience in complex commercial and cross-border transactions, and/or technology, payments and/or financial industries); JD or equivalent from an accredited law school; licensed to practice and in good standing in the relevant jurisdiction.
• Have an entrepreneurial spirit and approach, be able to embrace calculated risk, and work well with ambiguity.
• Have a strategic and agile mindset, and bring a solutions-oriented approach to risk management.
• Work independently to spot issues, and prioritize and multi-task effectively across various projects and demands in a fast-paced-environment.
• Collaborate across functions and regions. Be a confident and effective communicator, who can provide strategic guidance up, down and across the organization.
• Strong drafting and negotiating skills with the ability to understand and simplify complex concepts, issues and deal structures.
• A team player, willing to take on responsibilities and roles that support the team, department, and the company.
• Considered favorably: Candidates with in-house work experience, particularly in payments, finance, or technology industries; and candidates with familiarity with laws and regulations applicable to these industries.

Corporate Security Responsibility

All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

  • Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;

  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;

  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and

  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.