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Legal Counsel - Global FinTech - Toronto, Canada

Jameson Legal
Canada, Ontario, Toronto
£100000 - £150000 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2022
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Our client is the world's largest service provider in the cross-border payments industry, using innovative technology-led payment solutions to deliver smarter money movements for its clients all over the globe including SMEs, financial institutions, law firms, NGOs and blue-chip organisations.

This is an incredible opportunity to join and spearhead the legal department as Legal Counsel at this leading institution.

This role, based in Toronto, Canada will involve advising the business on legal requirements relating to MSB registration, derivatives law compliance, anti-money laundering and sanctions. Successful candidates will also have significant experience in cross border-payments, foreign exchange and/or foreign exchange derivatives, while also being able to represent the business before Canadian financial services regulators as well as provide advice on global data security and privacy requirements including GDPR.

In this busy role, you will also be expected to integrate yourself by providing general corporate commercial legal support to cover a variety of topics including HR, corporate secretarial support, and marketing and branding.

The ideal candidate must be a Canadian qualified attorney/lawyer with five or more years of experience working for leading international law firms with excellent reputations in finance law, with an emphasis on foreign exchange and/or derivatives, or in-house legal teams focused on cross-border payments.

Remuneration: 160K CAD - 240K CAD (£100k - £150k GBP) + benefits

For a confidential chat about this or other roles please get in touch!

Jameson Legal acts as an employment business for temporary recruitment and as an employment agency for fixed term contract and permanent recruitment.

Please note: Where a level of experience, such as 'PQE', is indicated, please note that this is a guideline only and represents the amount of time we would usually expect a candidate to accumulate the requisite level of experience. This does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience

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Jameson Legal is a multi award winning international consultancy specialising in the recruitment of lawyers and legal personnel. Our clients include many of the leading international law firms as well as the in-house legal departments of major private companies and publicly listed multi-nationals. 

We have dedicated teams of specialist consultants focusing on:

- Local and international private practice recruitment;

- Local and international in-house recruitment;

- Partner and General/Regional Counsel level recruitment and search.

Jameson Contract Solutions ("JCS"​) is part of Jameson Legal and provides lawyers to work on an interim basis. Through our existing network we can provide clients with a selection of the very best lawyers on the market. These lawyers are carefully vetted to ensure that they are of the highest standard. They are ready to work both nationally and internationally.

Jameson Legal Tech is an innovative new service, where we are working with pioneering legal tech and venture capital companies to expand into new markets. Our initial partnership with App4Legal - Legal Practice Management Software is a ground breaking development for Jameson Legal, giving our clients and candidates the opportunity to employ a "best in breed" legal technology.

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24 Greville Street
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