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Legal Counsel in Madrid at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/9/2020

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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 305 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.

PayPal is seeking a Legal Counsel to join our Credit Legal team. The position is based in Madrid. You will be a key member of the EU Credit Legal Team and the Western Europe Legal Team. You will have the opportunity to work with the business on challenging strategic projects, in support of the Western European Credit Businesses’ growth plans. You will work closely with colleagues in all functions, both in the Madrid office and across the globe. To succeed in this new and challenging role, candidates should be confident, self-motivated, and well-organized. An ability to work in a busy, matrixed environment with multiple senior stakeholders and internal clients is essential. This is a full-time position.

Legal Counsel Western Europe (m/f/d)

Job responsibilities:

Working closely with members of PayPal’s EU Credit Legal team, the Legal Counsel will provide legal advice and support to PayPal’s Western European Credit businesses. Key responsibilities include:

  • Assume the role of main point of contact for the business and key functions in all legal questions relating to Western European consumer credit products.
  • Provide legal input in strategic discussions relating to the development of new credit products or changes to existing ones (both regulated and unregulated).
  • Advise our Western European Credit businesses on applicable laws and contractual terms that regulate the provision of PayPal's Credit products to its German and European customers.
  • Support new product launches and strategic initiatives in Western European countries.
  • Collaborate closely with the compliance team and ensure that governance and control processes are respected.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders.
  • Help to ensure that budget thresholds are respected, and cost controls implemented.
  • Attend meetings within the legal team; represent the “legal voice and the legal ear” in meetings with other functions.
  • Communicate with outside counsel, manage outside counsel and related budget, and ensure that input is understood by the relevant internal stakeholders.   

Job requirements:

  • Recognized Spanish or other Western European law degree.  
  • Experience in credit or financial services.
  • Experience in advising clients, including senior executives, on complex content- and technology-related legal issues and regulatory matters.
  • Ability to collaborate with senior management and cross functional stakeholders and implement policies and processes.
  • Creative thinker with outstanding communication and analytical skills, strong problem-solving capabilities, and the personality to stay calm under challenging circumstances.
  • Ability to take ownership of projects and tasks, handle multiple assignments simultaneously, with effective resolution of conflicting priorities.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish required. French or Italian language skills would be beneficial.

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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