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Senior Legal Counsel

Posting Country:  Luxembourg
Date Posted:  16-Oct-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.


Senior Legal Counsel (FinTech)
Location Luxembourg or London Manager Francesco Valente Ortale, Recruiter Pascal van Benschop

Vodafone is a Purpose led company with a vision to become a new generation connectivity and digital services provider for Europe and Africa enabling an inclusive and sustainable digital society. The Senior Legal Counsel will be responsible for supporting the Vodafone Group’s Products & Services team on legal issues relating to its Fintech product portfolio and championing Vodafone’s FinTech in Telco strategy.   In this role you will manage legal risk and provide legal advice and support to the Product and Services team on relevant areas of financial services law and regulation and insurance relating to the development, enhancement and rollout of existing and new products.
You will
•    Support the Fintech and legal teams in the day-to-day work in relation to legal matters arising in the Responsible Areas, taking into account the commercial environment
•    Drafting and negotiating relevant agreements end-to-end and provide legal advice on matters in relation to the Responsible Areas ensuring key risks are identified and mitigated
•    Develop, embed and ensure compliancy with Vodafone’s new Product Operating Model and Trust By Design processes into the Fintech products, platform and process design and lifecycle management
•    Support the Lead Legal Counsel – Financial Services and Lead Legal Counsel – Products & Services and Consumer Strategy and co-ordinate with legal colleagues in Group and in local markets
•    Understand business strategy and serve as liaison between the legal department and senior business stakeholder to protect the best interest of Vodafone contractually
•    Assist in the development of know-how and digitalization process and embedding the Product Operating Model and Trust By Design processes
It would be nice if you have…
•    Experience in Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) and financial services and insurance regulation 
•    Excellent communicator and ability to give specialist advice to commercial colleagues in order to drive decisions and resolve complex issues whilst innovating to drive efficiencies 
•    Highly experienced in reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts in English under EU law
You must have…
•    Legally qualified with significant experience gained in-house or within leading law firm
•    Solid experience in financial services and insurance regulatory work across Financial, TMT and insurance sectors
•    Strong knowledge EU financial and insurance regulations, commercial and consumer laws
•    Experience of commercial and technology law and managing multi-jurisdictional projects
•    Knowledge of EU consumer protection legislation and intellectual property
•    Excellent drafting and negotiation skills and in dealing with the Supervisory bodies and Regulators
•    Fluency in written and spoken English language #groupresourcing


Legal Negotiation
Legal Innovation
Legal and Regulatory Knowhow
Advice and Solutions
Risk and Compliance

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.