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Commercial Lawyer – French Speaker

United Kingdom » London

Job description:


Are you interested in being part of a market-leading, dynamic and successful global business? Would you like to play a key role in helping to navigate the complexities of European commercial and financial law, while learning something new every day? Join Western Union as a Commercial Lawyer.


Motivated by our values: purpose driven, globally minded, and trustworthy & respectful

We’re a FinTech that’s using insight from customers and colleagues worldwide to improve financial services for families, small businesses, multinational corporations, and non-profit organizations. We’re a team of over 10,000 people spanning 200 countries and territories. We believe when money moves, better things happen.


Relentless pursuit of better

As a valued member of our Business Legal Affairs Team, you will play a key role in providing world-class strategic commercial legal advice and support to our money transfer and payments business in the UK and Western Europe. You will be responsible for drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial agreements in respect of new and existing products. You will provide expert, strategic, and creative legal advice to business leaders. As part of your role, you will research, analyze and monitor new and existing laws that are relevant to our business in the UK and Western Europe, in coordination with other legal colleagues, and you will help to manage outside counsel wisely. You will be part of a global but closely connected team of hard-working lawyers in an open, diverse, and friendly environment.


For you to be successful in this role, you need to be a qualified lawyer with around 4-6 years’ post-qualification experience in delivering strategic business legal support within the financial services industry. For this role, we need you to be fluent in French and English.  You may have qualified and/or practiced in France or Belgium, or you may be UK / Irish qualified with fluent business French abilities. You will have gained your experience in a leading law firm, possibly in combination with a role in a corporate legal department. You will be customer-focused, collaborative, proactive, and innovative. You will have previous experience of working in a multinational environment in corporate and capital markets. Previous experience with agile working methodologies is also desirable.


Join us, and let’s move money for better

Western Union is transforming its business and shaping the financial services sector by driving quality, convenience, and customer service to new levels of excellence. It’s an exciting time for our organization, as the largest cross-border money transfer operator, trusted by millions of consumers around the world. If you’re ready to unleash your potential to help drive change through bottom-up innovation, apply now.


We’re a company on the move, and we want our people to grow and develop. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and build a career, as well as a great salary and benefits package.


We are passionate about our 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 on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, political affiliation, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status.

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