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Legal Counsel in Moscow at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/22/2021

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Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 392 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

Our Legal professionals strive to deliver exceptional and responsive service by providing solid legal advice and risk management expertise in a clear, solution oriented and commercially focused manner. We promote risk mitigation in product, technology and policy development, and help our business act within the law, even when the law is unclear. We strive to open markets and reduce barriers to trade between our users and work to proactively foster a positive regulatory environment for our business.


  • To provide effective and business oriented legal advice and support to all PayPal business and functional units and country teams including Merchant Services, Financial Products, Strategy, Operations, Risk, Finance, Compliance, Marketing, Core Payments, Mobile and M&A activity in Russia and other territories as required.
  • To manage the provision of legal advice from external lawyers and other specialists.
  • To manage commercial legal matters and corporate secretarial matters (meetings of the governance bodies and required resolutions).
  • To be an integrated member of the PayPal global legal team; and to provide appropriate input to legal team initiative and policy development.  

Knowledge / Qualification

  • Approx 6 PQE
  • Experience with financial and payments regulatory work as an inhouse legal counsel in an international financial institution (including banks and payment systems) or as external counsel in an international law firm.
  • Specific focus on payments and interactions with the Central Bank of Russia will be a bonus.
  • Russian qualified lawyer; LLM or other international qualification will be a bonus

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at



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