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Commercial and Regulatory Lawyer

Western Union
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Commercial and Regulatory Lawyer – London, United Kingdom


Are you passionate about providing legal counsel and direction for strategic and global initiatives?

Would you like to play a key role in helping a NYSE listed global financial services company navigate commercial and corporate law? Are you ready to unleash your potential in a dynamic organization that is poised to evolve into the next phase of its 172-year history? Join Western Union as Commercial and Regulatory Lawyer.

Western Union powers your pursuit.

Be motivated by our values: Integrity, Respect, Trust & Innovation.

Role Responsibilities

As Commercial and Regulatory Lawyer on our Business Legal team, you will play a key role in providing world-class legal advice and direction for strategic and global initiatives and for all Western Union business units and shared services in the UK and Europe. You will be expected to provide timely and commercial legal and regulatory support for contracts, business-as-usual operations and new initiatives as well as partnering with business leaders to help shape the strategic direction of the company.

You will:

  • Work independently as well as cooperatively, as part of a cohesive regional and global legal team.
  • Review, draft and negotiate agreements for Consumer Money Transfers (Retail and Digital) and various other projects and initiatives, with supervision and support from other legal department team members and in coordination with business leaders and internal stakeholders.
  • Advise on licensing and other regulatory requirements in the region relating to Western Union activities and products.
  • Assist legal counsel in investigating and resolving complaints.
  • Provide clear, usable legal advice to business partners and stakeholders across the organization.
  • Provide legal assistance to senior lawyers in the department.
  • Research and analyse laws as needed.
  • Coordinate with outside counsel.
  • Stay abreast of current legal issues and advise business and senior leadership on pertinent developments.
  • Drive end-to-end customer value and display a customer-first orientation; and
  • Be forward-thinking, adaptable and be able to thrive in a dynamic and high-pressure environment.

Role Requirements

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law and qualified as a solicitor or equivalent.
  • 3-5 PQE years of related/practical legal experience in a law firm or corporate legal department, with experience in financial services and/or payments industries preferred.
  • Experience in drafting legal documents.
  • Knowledge of the UK legal and regulatory environment.
  • Able to perform independently and with minimal supervision and/or in a team environment when required.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to foster collaboration and alignment with key stakeholders.
  • Able to interact and communicate effectively, orally & in writing, with all levels of management.

We make financial services accessible to humans everywhere. Join us for what’s next. 

Western Union is positioned to become the world’s most accessible financial services company —transforming lives and communities.  To support this, we have launched a Digital Banking Service and Wallet across several European markets to enhance our customers’ experiences by offering a state-of-the-art digital Ecosystem. More than moving money, we design easy-to-use products and services for our digital and physical financial ecosystem that help our customers move forward.

Just as we help our global customers prosper, we support our employees in achieving their professional aspirations. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and build a career, as well as receive a great compensation package. If you’re ready to help drive the future of financial services, it’s time for Western Union. Learn more about our purpose and people at


You will also have access to short-term incentives, multiple health insurance options, accident and life insurance, and access to best-in-class development platforms, to name a few ( Please see the location-specific benefits below and note that your Recruiter may share additional role-specific benefits during your interview process or in an offer of employment.

Your United Kingdom specific benefits include: 

  • 25 days annual leave – plus 8 public holidays 
  • Comprehensive life & medical cover – including dependents. 
  • Contributory pension plan 

Western Union values in-person collaboration, learning, and ideation whenever possible. We believe this creates value through common ways of working and supports the execution of enterprise objectives which will ultimately help us achieve our strategic goals. By connecting face-to-face, we are better able to learn from our peers, problem-solve together, and innovate. 

Our Hybrid Work Model categorizes each role into one of three categories. Western Union has determined the category of this role to be Hybrid. This is defined as a flexible working arrangement that enables employees to divide their time between working from home and working from an office location. The expectation is to work from the office a minimum of three days a week.

We are passionate about diversity. Our commitment is to provide an inclusive culture that celebrates the unique backgrounds and perspectives of our global teams while reflecting the communities we serve. We do not discriminate based on race, colour, national origin, religion, political affiliation, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including those with disabilities, during the recruitment process, following applicable laws.

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