Commercial Lawyer at Zopa
London, GB
At Zopa, we’re shaping the future of finance.
 
We offer simple loans and smart investments that help people take control of their finances and do more with their money. In the 12 years we’ve been in business, we’ve helped more than 60,000 people lend over £3 billion to 246,000 UK consumers.
 
And our journey’s only just beginning. In November 2016 we announced our plans to build a next generation bank so that we can bring a greater range of smart, ethical finance products to even more people.
 
Zopa is radically transforming the way consumers borrow and save money. We are the leading peer-to-peer lending company in Europe, delivering better value than traditional banks. More than 80,000 people have lent over £3 billion through Zopa since our launch in 2005, and we are regularly featured in the press as an innovator in the Fintech sector. Zopa announced in late 2016 that it was planning to launch a bank, so it is an exciting time in the business as it prepares for this new opportunity. 
 
If you're a highly skilled lawyer who can deliver innovative solutions to complex legal issues we've got a superb opportunity for you to take on this role in a company that continues to break down boundaries. This role is right in the middle of the action, where you can solve a wide variety of issues and initiatives that support the continued growth of Zopa.
 
 

Requirements:

      • General commercial contracts, including services agreements, product terms & conditions, adviser engagement letters and NDAs
      • IT contracts such as cloud hosting agreements, software licences (including development and maintenance) and hardware purchase agreements
      • Data protection and GDPR, including data transfer agreements and general DP regulatory advice
      • Intellectual property and copyright, including brand protection and advertising
      • Agreements connected with our customer acquisition channels such as broker agreements and partnership agreements
      • Consumer credit and financial services regulation, including broker and partnership agreements
      • Driving efficiencies and consistent practices, helping to build know-how and maintaining templates and frameworks
      • Staying abreast of legal developments affecting us, our customers and our products.
      • 4-8 years PQE
 
 

What you can expect:

    • As is to be expected in the context of a growing fintech company, the role is diverse, adaptable and full of opportunity as you will be supporting the entire business. The role will definitely offer stretch into other areas which you may not have had experience of such as retail banking products and employment law.
    • The successful candidate will come equipped with excellent drafting and research skills and a strong sense of commerciality and pragmatism. You must have the ability to recognise issues of strategic, legal or reputational importance. You should be confident in your ability to help resolve issues, with a mixture of commercial awareness, analytical skills, and up to date knowledge of legal and market developments.

You will need to demonstrate:

    • Passion, drive and enthusiasm
    • Excellent judgement and analytical skills
    • Natural problem solving abilities
    • Ability to anticipate legal issues or risks and to “see around the corner”
    • Inclusive and open approach
    • Interest in technological developments
    • Commercial acumen
    • Openness to taking risks and admitting mistakes
    • Strong ability to manage and deliver multiple projects simultaneously
    • Excellent communication skills