In-House Legal Counsel (3-8 PQE) • FinTech / Payments • 🇩🇪 Munich / Berlin / Cologne

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In-House Legal Counsel (4-8 PQE) – FinTech Payments – Munich, Berlin or Cologne. Rechtsanwalt, Rechtsanwältin.


This B-to-B business is an electronic payment technology and services provider = an international payment facilitator platform that connects merchants and payment methods providers. The company offers a highly attractive business model ensuring robust revenues and growth. 

Now is a great time to join the FinTech and Payments Industry. Across Europe’s largest markets 80% of shoppers are making at least 1/2 of their purchases online. With offices in Europe, UK, the Americas and Southeast Asia, our client is at the forefront of the payments sector and is an innovative and exciting place to join and develop yourself. 


A dynamic and innovative business, it has been operating for 15 years, so you will benefit from some established processes. Yet the company is agile and keeps the innovative spirit of a start-up. You will be able to share your ideas, leave your foot print and shape how the business is run.


German qualified lawyer / legal counsel (2nd State Exam)
3-8 years of experience in the financial services, banking, payments, FinTech or technology sector
Fluent German and English speaker
Location and hours
Preferably either Munich or Berlin, Cologne is also possible. 3 days in the office, 2 days from home. Typically 9.00 – 16.00 but hours can be flexible – travelling outside of rush hour, picking kids up etc is possible.

Manager and team

You will report directly to the global Head of Legal of this organisation. They are a caring and committed manager who looks after and supports their team. The team like each other, they are open, friendly, collaborative and supportive.
People stay here for a long time – there is a great balance of cutting edge work, professional development, great colleagues and flexibility. The team is multicultural and is based across Germany, the UK, the rest of Europe and Americas. The company’s Legal Director, CFO and its executive and corporate functions are based mainly in Germany so you will have exposure to senior management which should benefit your career.


This is a varied in-house legal role within an innovative, successful and growing organisation. You will collaborate with internal stakeholders including commercial, customer facing and supply chain departments, as well as the finance, marketing, product development, technology, HR etc. You will report to the global Head of Legal.

The position focuses on commercial activities in the Continental Europe and the UK, Americas, Middle East etc. This generalist role handles contractual matters including high value complex contracts and big ticket projects, as well as some corporate and regulatory work (let us know of your preferences – there is an opportunity to influence how the work is structured). 

You will: work closely with the business supporting the development of new products and services from the legal perspective, draft, negotiate, optimise and review (both bespoke / unique and templated) commercial agreements including software, supplier, business customer contracts and other types of agreements; advise on the EU and UK laws and regulations relevant to the business; develop and improve existing legal framework and interact with external counsel.


This is a fantastic company for you to grow and develop yourself. The roles and responsibilities are not set in stone; you will have a say in how the team is organised and how work is distributed. You will be able to follow your interests and carve a role that meets your professional goals. 


  • You are a German qualified lawyer / legal counsel (2nd State Exam) with 3-8 years of experience in the financial services, banking, payments, FinTech or technology sector who is fluent in German and English.
  • You are proactive, intelligent, open minded and enjoy taking on responsibility and developing professionally.
  • If you have experience working with the German BaFin or the British FCA, this is great (but not mandatory). 

What you can expect in return

  • Attractive above market remuneration + 30 day annual leave
  • Professional development and career progression
  • Influence how the legal team is organised and how the work is structured
  • Global experience whilst supporting international expansion of the business in the Middle East and Asia

Other opportunities

Found Legal focus on placing lawyers into Tech / FinTech companies. Reach out for attractive 2-10 PQE in-house legal roles (FinTech, Regulatory, Technology) with exciting global employers across the UK, Germany / Europe and the Middle East. Your contact is Mila Read at Found Legal, feel free to get in touch via our website.