Legal Counsel

London, England, United Kingdom | Full-time | Allows remote

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About Us

Taptap Send is VC-backed (including by Reid Hoffman), rapidly growing and a great place for those looking for both impact and a fast-paced tech startup environment. Read more about the journey in Reid Hoffman’s words.

Our product is an app-based solution that lets immigrants send money back home to emerging markets instantly and at very low prices. Since launching in summer 2018, we’ve already moved tens of millions of dollars and reached tens of thousands of customers. We’re live in seven European countries, and we support payments into Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Madagascar and Bangladesh; with lots more countries launching soon.

Global remittances account for over $500 billion annually, most of which moves back into developing countries. But the market is dominated by traditional services that are expensive, can take days to arrive, and have limited reach in rural areas. We're helping people to send that money instantly and securely at a fraction of the cost.

In addition to Reid Hoffman, we are backed by Canaan, Flourish Ventures, Helios and others. Our team is based across London, New York, Paris and Brussels and we pride ourselves on hiring exceptional talent -- our team members come from a wide variety of top-tier tech companies, professional services firms, and industry leaders, including Twitter, Yahoo, Amazon, McKinsey, Bain & Co, KPMG, Cravath, Slaughter and May and Vodafone.

To continue our rapid growth, we're looking to bring on people who are passionate about our mission and excited to work in a small start-up environment.  We have competitive salary and stock options and great benefits, and we were recently rated one of the best companies to escape to by Escape the City's "Escape 100". 

The role

We are looking to hire two results-oriented, generalist lawyers to support the next phase of our growth: launching multiple new markets. Each lawyer will lead regulatory applications and new market launches, working closely with external counsel and regulators to unlock new markets. Alongside that, each legal counsel will be responsible for certain areas of in-house legal that suit their background, e.g. commercial contracts, data protection, employment, intellectual property, and capital raising.

 

Requirements:

  • 1 - 4 years’ PQE at a premier firm
  • In-house experience
  • Strong organisational skills, able to autonomously lead multiple deliverables in a fast pace environment
  • Outstanding communication skills across multiple partners (incl. regulators)
  • Comfort operating outside of comfort zone and solutions-minded
  • Experience of working with financial regulators, regulated businesses and/or payments businesses a bonus
  • Experience in some of employment, data protection, commercial contracts, intellectual property
  • Right to work in UK, US or EU
  • Fluency in English (other languages a bonus)

 

Taptap Values represent the core of who we are: 

  • Impact first.
  • Team next.
  • Accept reality, propose solutions.
  • Win with grit.
  • Be proactively candid, with yourself and others.
  • Love the particular.
  • Own it.
  • Create positive energy. Maybe, even have fun.

 

Benefits

  • Competitive salary (based on experience)
  • 25 days + public holidays
  • Flexible hours
  • Employer pension contributions
  • Regular team events
  • Professional development opportunities (e.g. language lessons, trainings, etc.)
  • Buy whatever tech equipment you need