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Legal Counsel

Rapyd

Rapyd

Legal
Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Posted on Monday, April 1, 2024

Description

Africa is at the cusp of an economic revolution. 1.5 billion people are embracing electronic payments, mobile everything, and racing towards a digital transformation that will change the world for the next two decades. While Internet- and banking-penetration have come late to Africa, a youth-driven tidal wave of change is hitting the continent, and global businesses and local champions are in a race to unblock its potential.

In partnership with Rapyd, the fastest growing Fintech as a Service platform, and Multichoice, the largest entertainment platform on the African continent, we are building the payments platform that is big enough to unlock the ambitions of a generation.

This is truly the Moment for Africa.

Responsibilities:

● Review, draft, negotiate, and interpret a wide variety of commercial agreements including SaaS agreements, NDAs, vendor contracts, and partnership agreements, and ensure that all commercial agreements adequately protect the company’s interests

● Review, draft, and negotiate employment agreements and maintain the Company’s employee equity schemes

● Review, draft, and negotiate data privacy agreements with the Company’s vendors and partners, and assist in developing the Company’s privacy policies

● Manage multiple deals and support colleagues internationally, with sound business and legal judgment and a clear sense of company priorities

● Provide general legal support to our global business on an as-needed basis

Requirements

● Ability to communicate effectively with cross-functional stakeholders such as compliance, finance, and sales teams

● Excellent legal, business judgment and strategic thinking, team-player with outstanding attention to detail and organizational skills

● Exceptionally strong communication and interpersonal skills across all channels

● Efficient and creative problem-solver, comfortable with ambiguity, complexity, and nuance

● Able to take ownership of fast-paced projects with rapidly shifting priorities, managing them through to completion with patience, flexibility, and poise

● Experience in data privacy preferable

●Experience in M&A deals and financing rounds preferable

● Ability to manage several simultaneous projects under deadline pressure

Education and Previous Experience:

●LLB or equivalent

● 4-6 years of relevant legal experience (preferably in the fintech sector) or 2+ post-qualification experience as an in-house lawyer or in a commercial/finance department of a top-tier law firm

● Lived, worked or studied in - or simply have a passion for - Africa