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Paddle • UK - Remote

Senior Legal Counsel - Regulatory

Employment type:  Full time


Fully flexible hours

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Job Description

What do we do?

Paddle offers SaaS companies a completely different approach to their payment infrastructure. Instead of assembling and maintaining a complex stack of payments-related apps and services, we’re a Merchant of Record for our customers. That means we take away 100% of the pain of payment fragmentation. It’s faster, safer, cheaper, and, above all, way better.

We’re backed by investors including KKR, FTV Capital, Kindred, Notion, and 83North and serve over 3000 software sellers in 245 territories globally.

The Role:

As Senior Legal Counsel you will report to our General Counsel and be a member of our Legal Team. The Legal team is intrinsically integrated into Paddle’s business and you will be required to collaborate and advise cross functionally, empowering the business to achieve its goals.

The role itself will be extremely varied with a particular focus on global regulatory matters impacting Paddle’s operating model. You will be delivering first-rate legal advice in a fast-paced dynamic environment, identifying risk and balancing common sense with legal expertise. You will be an excellent generalist and not afraid of operating within ambiguity.

As Senior Legal Counsel, you will consider the longer-term impacts whilst also being able to react quickly to deliver level headed, creative and context appropriate solutions to ensure the best possible customer experience in the ever changing tech space.

The role will be based in the UK; however this role will be global in scope.

What you'll do:

  • Support the General Counsel in her duties and advise and partner with every team from across the business on a wide range of matters.

  • Advise the business on legislation, regulations and rules impacting Paddle’s operating model as a Merchant, including, without limitation, the Card Network Rules, financial regulations, consumer legislation, AML and Sanctions

  • Advise on global data privacy regulations and draft, negotiate, and advise on data protection agreements, terms of service, privacy policies, and other contracts and disclosures

  • Risk-spot and proactively identify legal solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risk.

  • Work with the business to assess the legal implications of growth opportunities in different jurisdictions.

  • Support the People team with employment related matters

  • Support with corporate and governance related matters.

We'd love to hear from you:

  • You have 5 + years of legal experience as a practising solicitor

  • You have in-house exposure within scaling Tech businesses preferably within the payments sector.

  • You have demonstrable learning agility and bags of common sense and are not afraid of picking up matters you have never dealt with before.

  • You’re excited by the prospect of owning your own projects, while also happy to help pitch in when the team needs you.

  • You will be driven, able to work independently and a pleasure to work with.

  • You are an excellent and persuasive communicator whose advice is actively sought out and heeded.

  • You are skilled at tailoring your legal advice to the recipient, whether they be senior management or a junior contributor.

  • You are commercially minded and able to deliver creative, helpful and practical solutions to a rapidly growing business under pressure and operating within ambiguity

Everyone is welcome at Paddle

At Paddle, we’re committed to removing invisible barriers, both for our customers and within our own teams. We recognise and celebrate that every Paddler is unique and we welcome every individual perspective. As an inclusive employer, we don’t care if, or where, you studied, what you look like or where you’re from. We’re more interested in your craft, curiosity, passion for learning and what you’ll add to our culture. We encourage you to apply even if you don’t match every part of the job ad, especially if you’re part of an underrepresented group.

Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to better support you through the application process and in the workplace. We will do everything we can to support any accommodations needed. We’re committed to building a diverse team where everyone feels safe to be their authentic self. Let’s grow together.

Why you’ll love working at Paddle

We are a diverse, growing group of Paddlers across the globe who pride ourselves on our transparent, collaborative and respectful culture.

We live and breathe our values, which are:

Exceptional Together

Execute with impact

Better than Yesterday

We offer a full suite of benefits, including attractive salaries, stock options, retirement plans, private healthcare and well-being initiatives.

We are a ‘digital-first’ company, which means you can work remotely, from one of our stylish hubs, or even a bit of both! We offer all team members unlimited holidays and enhanced parental leave. We invest in learning and will help you with your personal development via constant exposure to new challenges, an annual learning fund, and regular internal and external training.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Work from anywhere scheme
Unlimited annual leave
L&D budget
Equity packages
Work from home stipend
Mental Health Support
Office disability facilities
Faith and meditation space
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Paddle

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, UK

Funding levels


Hiring Countries




United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
SaaS & Software

SaaS & Software

Industry awards 2023
1st – Medium companies

1st – Medium companies

Flexa100 2023
Saas & Dev Software

Saas & Dev Software

Industry awards 2022

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