Associate General Counsel, EMEA

The Opportunity

As an Associate General Counsel, EMEA for Featurespace, you’ll work on the some of the most innovative and interesting artificial intelligence, machine learning, and financial technology transactions in the world. Our company invented Adaptive Behavioral Analytics and Deep Behavioral Analytics, and you’ll help us to negotiate and deliver those innovations to some of the largest banking and payments companies in the world. You’ll create the contracts that, when used by our customers, make the world a better place. We’ll challenge you to think big and differently, to look at case law as much as clauses, and to focus on what the business drivers and risks are that have created the need for an agreement.

In your role, you will help us achieve our goals and deliver success on behalf of our customers by:

  • Creating and negotiating complex machine learning services, licensing, partner, and vendor agreements.
  • Registering IP, advising HR, advising, and assisting our CFO team with procurement and oversight, and advising on how to safely navigate regulations and risk while providing our products and services to our customers.

This role can be based out of either our London or Cambridge Office, with regional and international travel expected.

Day to Day

  • Negotiating, revieing, and drafting a wide variety of agreements supporting Featurespace’s expanding range of Risk, Fraud and AML products
  • Working with clients and Legal colleagues in throughout EMEA
  • Building positive relationships with business clients globally
  • Developing expertise with Featurespace products and advising best approach to ensure legal compliance
  • Building complex and highly accurate understanding of Featurespace business, with ability to be able to think quickly and proactively to recommend the best business solution
  • Advising and Assisting with Regulatory compliance and Privacy matters both internally and in our communications and contractual commitments to customers
  • Advising the CLO and members of senior management, business clients, and Featurespace teams on various aspects of Law in the EMEA region, with assistance from outside counsel where appropriate
  • Advising on legal issues and risks, complex agreement structures and company policies
  • Assisting with other legal and compliance functions as needed, including transactions in the Americas and APAC as requested by the CLO
  • Supporting and developing the legal department and other key stakeholders within the business, helping them to gain understanding of the importance and changing nature of various legal matters
  • Liaising with outside counsel where appropriate to meet business goals in a timely manner
  • Creation of internal templates and guidance
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About you

Must haves:

  • In-house transactional experience, preferably within the EMEA regions, and related to cards, Payments, AML, and/or Financial Services
  • Practicing Certificate from the SRA in the United Kingdom
  • Qualifying Law degree
  • Experience in developing, drafting, negotiating and advising clients on commercial and technology contracts, including multi-jurisdictional transactions, with a focus on UK and EEA law jurisdiction, with significant UK experience
  • Experience with advising on payment-related regulatory issues a sound understanding of associated compliance matters in the UK and EEA
  • Good business judgement and ability to handle multiple projects at one time

Great to haves:

  • Experience at our customers or within the cards, payments, or AML industry


Personal Qualities

The work is often challenging and fast paced. We are looking for someone who has the following qualities:

  • Highly organised, calm, communicative, with great attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A can-do attitude, positive outlook and good energy
  • Reliable and trustworthy

And most importantly, a small-company attitude: willingness to adapt to a variable role and a great can-do attitude.

How to apply

If you think you’re a good fit for the role above, we would love to hear from you.

Fill out the short application form, upload your CV and one of the team will get back to you.

If you have any questions or queries regarding this role, or life at Featurespace, please contact [email protected]

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