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Senior Legal Counsel, Employment

Checkout.com

Checkout.com

Legal
Paris, France
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Company Description

Checkout.com is one of the most exciting fintechs in the world. We process payments for companies that shape the digital economy. Using flexible and scalable technology, we help businesses around the globe to boost acceptance rates, reduce processing costs, combat fraud, and turn payments into a major revenue stream. Headquartered in London, with 16 offices worldwide, Checkout.com is trusted by leading brands such as Sony, Shein, Sainsbury’s, Wise, Patreon, GE Healthcare, Rail Europe, and The Financial Times.

We empower passionate problem-solvers to collaborate, innovate and do their best work. That’s why we’re on the Forbes Cloud 100 list and a Great Place to Work accredited company. And we’re just getting started. We’re building diverse and inclusive teams around the world — because that’s how we create even better experiences for our merchants and our partners. And we need your help. Join us to build the digital economy of tomorrow.

Job Description

The role

Checkout.com is looking for an experienced global employment lawyer, with expertise in French employment law. This role will be based in Paris adding to a strong employment law team, with one lead and two experienced employment attorneys on the team.

This role will provide you with a great opportunity to grow your skills as a global employment attorney, supporting a successful company with employees in 20+ countries as we grow and mature.You’ll be responsible for leading employment law advice in France, as well as in other countries.

How you’ll make an impact

  • You’ll advise the company on a full range of employment-related issues, including recruiting, hiring, compensation and benefits, leaves, performance management, misconduct investigations, employee relations and separations.
  • You’ll develop processes, practices and templates which will help the company address employment issues in a practical and efficient way.

Qualifications

What we're looking for

  • Eight or more years of experience as a practicing lawyer, excluding any traineeships or time spent outside the practice of law.
  • At least five years’ experience as an employment lawyer.
  • At least three years’ experience providing French employment law advice and the ability to comfortably provide this advice without a lot of outside counsel support.
  • Experience working on matters across multiple countries.
  • Living within a commutable distance from our London or Paris offices.
  • Willingness to work flexibly to accommodate international time zones where needed and occasional travel

You'll need

  • A license to practice law in the U.K. and/or France.
  • To be a self-starter who can work independently, with minimal supervision.
  • Strong analytical skills, with a business-centric focus on risk.
  • Excellent time management skills and comfort managing a diverse and heavy workload and competing stakeholder demands.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to articulate and explain complex legal issues clearly and concisely.
  • Enthusiasm for new challenges and working with a range of different stakeholders.
  • Excellent level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Proven abilities for process improvement and simplification.
  • Ability to speak French and/or read or write in French

Additional Information

Apply without meeting all requirements statement

If you don't meet all the requirements but think you might still be right for the role, please apply anyway. We're always keen to speak to people who connect with our mission and values.

We believe in equal opportunities

We work as one team. Wherever you come from. However you identify. And whichever payment method you use.

Our clients come from all over the world — and so do we. Hiring hard-working people and giving them a community to thrive in is critical to our success.

When you join our team, we’ll empower you to unlock your potential so you can do your best work. We’d love to hear how you think you could make a difference here with us.

We want to set you up for success and make our process as accessible as possible. So let us know in your application, or tell your recruiter directly, if you need anything to make your experience or working environment more comfortable. We’ll be happy to support you.

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