People Matter

Regulatory Legal Counsel

SquareUp

SquareUp

Legal
Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

Square is looking for a regulatory legal counsel to join its European legal team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys problem solving, getting things done and wants to join an innovative and growing company. As part of Square's European business, your ideas and contributions will have immediate impact. This is a full-time role based in Ireland and can be fully remote, reporting to the European Legal Lead.

You will:

  • Advise on multiple regulatory matters affecting Square's European business
  • Monitor requirements to maintain relevant licensing standards across Europe
  • Represent Square with regulators and external partners on regulatory matters
  • Keep the business up to speed on how to offer stellar product solutions to our sellers that meet local regulatory requirements
  • Provide sound advice on laws and regulations relevant to corporate governance, consumer protection, advertising, IP and the SaaS and financial services industries
  • Draft terms of service, internal policies and procedures and advise on implementation
  • Present regulatory updates to senior management and local entity boards
  • Build working relationships with colleagues across multiple Square business and legal teams in Europe, the US and around the globe
  • Contribute to the continuous development and improvement of the European legal team and related forms, processes and procedures
  • Support the European legal team and the commercial activities of Square in Europe

Qualifications

You have:

  • Solicitor qualification with 5+ years PQE working in an in-house organisation or commercial law firm
  • Excellent commercial acumen and drafting skills
  • Fluent in translating regulatory requirements and legal advice into actionable guidance for business and product teams
  • The ability to meet deliverables on time and work in an evolving and growing environment that is prone to changes
  • Experienced in financial services, payments, fintech or technology (desirable but not essential)

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, based solely on the core competencies required of the role at hand, and without regard to any legally protected class.

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page.

Perks

We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.