Senior Legal Officer (M/F)

Job description

ABOUT US

Lemonway simplifies complex and regulated payment for marketplaces.🍋

Lemonway provides a dedicated payment solution for investment platforms and B2C/B2B marketplaces in Europe. The SaaS solution accessible via API allows 400 platforms to collect funds in a secure and regulated framework (PSD2, Payment Agent, KYC, AML/CTF).🚀

Based in Paris, London, Madrid, Milan and Hamburg, Lemonway is +150 Lemonheroes from 18 different nationalities.🌎

Lemonway is a regulated French Payment Institution which passports its services through payment agents across Europe. Lemonway has raised €35 million in Series B to finance its continuous growth.


Join a fast-growing scale-up that offers one of the most innovative solutions in a fast-growing market !

  • Join over 150 motivated and talented employees

  • Shape the future of payments in the new digital economy

  • Be part of an expert team, open to sharing knowledge to enable every talent to reach their full potential

  • Work in a hyper-growth tech environment #FrenchTech

  • Enjoy premises in the heart of Paris with a pleasant working environment


ABOUT THE POSITION

As a Senior Legal Officer, you will be supporting the company on all legal aspects. You will disseminate the legal mindset across the firm, by providing advisory services to the different departments and resolving various legal related issues


Responsibilities

Subject matter expert on legal and contractual aspects, you are contributing with your team, and you will provide support to the following missions:


Contracts:

  • Negotiation and drafting of contracts for all aspects of the company’s activity: SaaS services and payment services agreements with our clients platforms (marketplaces, crowdfunding...), suppliers contracts, strategic partnerships agreements

  • Answers to requests for proposals with the sales team

  • Drafting and update of Lemonway’s template agreements

  • Legal training of the company’s operational teams (including sales team) on contractual aspects


Corporate:

  • Fundraising transactions with the finance team and investors, with external advisors

  • Management of general meetings and shareholders meetings decisions

  • Management of supervisory board decisions

  • Follow-up and management on the employees stock-options plans (BSPCE)

  • Management and supervision of all necessary formalities with the commercial register/ACPR

  • Management and follow-up of internal PoAs.


Litigation, risk management and other projects:

  • Pre-litigation and follow-up of litigation with external advisors

  • Management of insurance policies

  • Support cross-departments projects involving the legal team (with the compliance team, the sales team, the finance team)

  • Follow-up on the company’s intellectual property portfolio

  • Internal control reviews

  • Act as a trusted legal advisor, getting to balancing risks and providing advice to the management and support business functions

Job requirements

ABOUT YOU

Desired Skills

  • Subject matter expert on French contractual law, including prior experience with IT services in Saas and payment services

  • Experience in corporate law

  • Knowledge in payments compliance, PSD2, AML/CFT, GDPR regulations, and notions in the overall Payment Institutions regulatory framework are a plus

  • Proficiency in office automation tools: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Suite

  • Good knowledge and appetite for the financial industry world and/or marketplaces and/or payment


Soft skills

  • You are rigorous and autonomous

  • You are curious, with a great will to understand the company’s legal and operational environment

  • You have great communication skills in your relations with both the internal teams and the external clients and providers, that include the ability to support on drafting complex legal briefs and exchanging orally with local business partners

  • You want to limit Lemonway’s risks (legal, financial, reputational, etc.) and protect Lemonway’s interests

  • You are a real team player with a deep sense of collaboration

  • You are well-organized, detail-oriented, and adept in a fast-paced environment

  • You are able to work at high speed and prioritize responsibilities to manage a large workload

  • You have a strong sense of confidentiality


Background

  • French qualified lawyer with 5+ years significant experience in contractual and corporate aspects, ideally in the Financial Industry (reputed law firm or payment service provider internal legal team)

  • You are fluent in French and English. Another European language (Spanish, Italian, German) is a plus

  • In-depth understanding of French contract law and software contract requirements and strong skills in negotiating SaaS agreements

  • Experience in payment service provider regulation is a plus


HIRING PROCESS

1️⃣ HR Interview

During the first round, you will first have a 45 minutes interview with Jean-Baptiste, Senior Talent Acquisition Manager, to better understand your motivations about the role and company.

2️⃣ Manager Interview

If you successfully pass the first interview, you will have a 1 hour interview with Charles, Chief Financial Officer. During this interview, you will have an opportunity to discuss the missions and expectations regarding the role within the company. Also, the hiring manager will ask you to highlight one or two of your past experiences to showcase your skills for success in the role.

3️⃣ Teams Interviews

During this last round of interviews, you will have the opportunity to meet your future colleagues or internal clients to get the final picture of the job and a sneak peak of the Lemonway culture.

4️⃣ Reference and Offer

You have finally arrived at the last stage !

You will be asked for a reference before we make an offer.


WHAT’S IN FOR YOU

  • Flexible working environment and Remote Policy 🏠

  • Enjoy your food allowance with a Swile card 💳

  • 50% reimbursement of your Navigo or Velib pass 🚅

  • Monthly budget allocated to our full remotes to come to the office 💳

  • 25 days holiday and approximately 10 days RTT per year 🏖

  • 4 days of volunteering in partnership with the platform, Vendredi 💪

  • International environment 🌍

  • Health Insurance with Alan 👩‍⚕️