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In-House Legal Counsel

GSS UK Services Limited
London (hybrid) or remote UK
Competitive salary plus benefits
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Practice area
Company and commercial
Contract type
Part time
7 years+
Legal counsel

Job Details

This is an exciting opportunity to join our legal team. We are looking for an experienced Legal Counsel, on a part-time basis, who has experience in working in fintech. You will be responsible for drafting, negotiating and advising on client and vendor agreements as well as working with wider project teams to deliver legal support to the business. This is a stand-alone role within the company as it starts to scale globally.

This role is on a part-time basis, with circa 20 hours a week across 4 or 5 working days. Flexibility will occasionally be required, to support calls or meetings with clients outside of these hours.


What you’ll do

Key responsibilities in this role will include (but not be limited to):

  • Reviewing and negotiating GSS client agreements (these are global banks and you will need to be comfortable working with in-house and external legal teams supporting the bank);
  • Reviewing and negotiating vendor agreements and NDA’s;
  • Working with the GSS privacy and compliance team to ensure that all GSS contracts and practices comply with regulation as it stands and is updated from time to time;
  • Developing/maintaining GSS standard contract templates and know-how material;
  • Anticipating, identifying and advising on IP, competition, employment issues and advising on disputes as they may arise;
  • Developing and providing training and legal updates to the business on various areas of the law and regulatory matters; and
  • Being a trusted advisor to the executive team and working with the business as a whole to provide a legal resource available for ad-hoc queries that may arise.


About you

What you’ll need

  • To be a qualified solicitor, with ideally 8+ years’ PQE, with strong experience with commercial and technology contracts within a fintech environment;
  • To be able to take a Pragmatic and customer focussed approach to risk management;
  • To be able to work alone and as part of a team as required.


Why GSS?

Opportunity to join a growing start up and have real impact

30 days holiday (not including bank holidays)

A generous Employee Share Option Plan (ESOP)

Generous pension scheme

Private medical insurance

Virtual GP

Life assurance

Flexible hybrid working environment

The option to ‘Work Elsewhere’ whether abroad or elsewhere in the UK for up to 4 weeks per year

EAP and holistic wellbeing support


About GSS

Our Purpose

  • Why we are here - To support a safe and efficient global financial system
  • What we are doing - We are developing partnerships and platforms that have a positive impact globally. Our first solution addresses the friction in the global payment system caused by sanctions. This friction is greatest in the international payments system. Getting this right represents a material commercial opportunity for the industry
  • How we do this - We bring together people and organisations from around the world to develop and deliver market leading solutions that solve complex industry challenges.

Are you ready to be part of the revolutionary organisation that will solve one of the most critical challenges facing the financial services industry?

Our Values

  • Take Ownership - Seizing the moment and being proud of what we do.
  • Be Respectful - Creating and cultivating a culture where everyone feels safe, included and respected.
  • Be Bold - Our attitude and conviction drive our success; with motivation, we can achieve anything.


Diversity statement

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.


GSS brings together people and organisations from around the world to develop and deliver market leading solutions that solve complex industry challenges. Starting with sanctions transactions screening, GSS changes the way financial crime is managed by partnering with leading financial institutions and trusted industry partners to deliver effective and efficient watchlist screening. ‍As well as promoting excellence in compliance, GSS’ sanctions screening solution significantly removes the friction in the customer experience, whilst reducing the information that needs to be shared on individuals. The solution will perform state of the art, real time watchlist screening using the most advanced technology solutions for list management, alert generation and disposition. Working with leading international financial institutions and harnessing a leadership team with over 100 years of direct experience, GSS will redefine how compliance can be delivered effectively and efficiently.

Company info
40 Holborn Viaduct
United Kingdom

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