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Job TitleSenior Counsel, Commercial Attorney - NorwayOverview
Leveraging Mastercard's global payments network, our New Payments Platforms division provides domestic and cross-border solutions to enable the frictionless future of payments. We help our customers leverage rich messaging functionality and applications to capture business and consumer payment flows both domestically and cross-border; offer solutions to connect, enable, and safeguard the payments ecosystem, and protect banks and their customers from financial crime.
Masteracrd and its subsidiaries run critical national infrastructures that power account to account payment systems, and ATM networks. Our real-time payments infrastructure fuels the digital agenda and payments innovation globally.
We are searching for a commercial senior counsel to join the New Payment Platforms legal team to support our Nordic payments businesses, providing strategic and hands-on support to help deliver the next generation of Mastercard product solutions focused on enabling the future of payments.
As Senior Counsel, you will be a member of the Law & Franchise Integrity (LFI) team supporting Mastercard's New Payment Platforms business. You will take a major role in handling commercial and product development and support matters for the business on a day-to-day basis, identifying relevant issues and helping the business effectively navigate legal risks and implement appropriate controls, policies and processes. You will:
• Focus on legal support for the strategic development and daily operations of Mastercard's global NPP products and services, reporting into the Senior Managing Counsel.
• Develop strong relationships with product development, business, sales, finance and senior management within Mastercard's NPP business
• Advise from the creation through development to the launch stage and beyond of various solutions and services, covering a broad range of commercial and contractual matters, including product and marketing legal review, non-disclosure agreements and bid process support
• Draft and review contracts and manage complex contract negotiations with customers, partners and key suppliers
• Ensure alignment and compliance of NPP products and services with Mastercard's policies, procedures and processes and with global regulatory and commercial laws
• Work in close collaboration with external and internal specialists (including Franchise and regulatory, data privacy and intellectual property counsel))
• Provide training as appropriate to LFI colleagues, sales and product teams
• Instruct and manage external counsel within agreed policy and budget
This role is based in Oslow, Norway but the NPP LFI team supports the business globally and so the role may require some travel and ability to support other time zones.
All About You
• A qualified lawyer with a solid academic and training background
• Fluent in Norwegian (Danish is a plus)
• Licensed to practice law in Norway
• An interest in the financial services industry and both existing and emerging payment technologies
• Exposure to a broad range of commercial and technology law issues.
• Experience across a range of commercial contracts and the ability to analyze and identify the core legal issues.
• A working knowledge of data privacy and intellectual property issues.
• A fast learner who can gain rapid familiarity with complex products, solutions and legal frameworks and maintain knowledge of those changing products,solutions and legal frameworks.
• Solutions orientated with excellent time management, planning and organizational skills
• Able to work flexibly under pressure and with tight deadlines.
• Strong drafting, writing, oral communication and negotiating skills
• Exceptional interpersonal skills with proven experience in relationship building and partnering. Must work well in both team and individual settings
• Strong business acumen
• Previous experience working as in-house lawyer, preferably at a multinational company, desirable but not essential.
Due to COVID-19, most of our employees are working from home. We've implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video and are onboarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we're all in this together.
Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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