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MasterCard Senior Counsel, Europe Region Counsel (C&I) in Waterloo, Belgium

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Job Title

Senior Counsel, Europe Region Counsel (C&I)


Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments business, connecting cardholders, customers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses worldwide.

Mastercard’s Cyber & Intelligence Solutions team is part of Mastercard’s global product and services group, and provides strategic and cutting edge safety, security, identity, authentication and fraud solutions to Mastercard’s customers and cardholders.

Mastercard is searching for a technology and transactional lawyer to provide commercial sales legal support and counsel to the C&I EU product team.


This full-time role based in London or Waterloo will support the sales opportunities in various new and emerging technologies, relating to cyber and intelligence. Reporting into the Vice President for Mastercard’s C&I Legal team for Region Counsel, Security and Cyber Intelligence and Integrations, you will take a major role in providing commercial and product support for the business. You will:

• Work with business in bringing to market and/or scaling various products

• Provide support to the C&I global and EU regional and sales teams to support product sales initiatives.

• Provide legal advice to the business on a wide range of commercial and contractual matters.

• Create, draft and negotiate technology sales and reseller agreements

• Manage contractual negotiations with financial institutions, service providers, merchants and vendors.

• Work with internal and external regulatory counsel relating to the impact of local laws, government regulations and directives on C&I solutions.

• Provide legal and business risk assessment and analysis on matters from new product constructs sales agreements and go to market strategies; specific to the EU region;

• Take responsibility for special projects while continuing to handle a steady stream of day-to-day matters.

• Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures.

• Manage external counsel within agreed policy and budget.

• Develop strong relationships with product development, business, sales, and senior management within the company.

• Provide applicable training to the LFI, sales and product teams.

All About You

• Qualified European lawyer with a solid academic and training background.

• Extensive legal experience, preferably including in-house experience; government contracting and/or government cyber experience would be a specific plus

• Experience in technology, security and/or payments agreements is a distinct advantage.

• Strong business acumen, and a keen interest in technology.

• Strong drafting and negotiating skills across a range of complex commercial contracts and the ability to analyze and identify core legal issues.

• Fast learner who can gain rapid familiarity with complex and evolving products and solutions.

• Exposure to a broad range of transactional, commercial and technology law issues.

• Strong working knowledge of data privacy and intellectual property issues.

• Team player and great attitude.

• Self-starter and ability to work independently.

• Experience working on global agreements, across multiple jurisdictions and time zones.

• Solutions-orientated and able to work flexibly, under pressure, and with tight deadlines.

• Lively interest in the business of Mastercard and an enjoyment of working in a fast-paced environment.

COVID-19 Considerations

We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together. In many locations, which may change over time, we’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by video or phone. In addition, in some locations, only individuals who have been fully vaccinated will be permitted inside Mastercard offices until further notice.

In the US, Mastercard is a government contractor, which may legally require most Mastercard employees to be vaccinated unless a verified approved medical or religious exemption is granted. Further, we are currently making every effort towards having employees return to work in the office 2 days per week, if that makes sense for their team. Everyone must be vaccinated to enter Mastercard offices at this time. Therefore, we expect all candidates to be vaccinated or to be approved for a medical or religious accommodation prior to commencing work at Mastercard.

Corporate Security Responsibility

All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

  • Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;

  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;

  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and

  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.

Requisition ID: R-168687