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Vice President (VP) Legal & Compliance

full-time MODIFI GmbH Berlin
  • Right from the start, you take full ownership and responsibility as the leader of MODIFI’s Legal & Compliance Team
  • Hands-on build and manage the Legal & Compliance Team so that core processes will be established quickly and run smoothly
  • Be the trusted advisor to the Founders and other senior management from day-to-day operations to strategic decisions
  • As legal business partners you and your team make an impact across product development and strategy, governance, compliance matters, capital raises, and more
  • Partner with the design, business, and engineering teams to creatively push the boundaries
  • Lead MODIFI’s applications for regulatory licenses and maintain trustful relationships with regulators
  • You are willing to assume roles such as Data Protection Officer
  • Help recruit, retain, develop and lead a world-class team within a performance and people driven culture
  • Be part of MODIFI’s Senior Management and shape the future of Digital Trade Finance
  • You are an experienced lawyer with more than 4 years of practicing law and compliance at an international law firm or as an inhouse counsel at a bank or a (FinTech) start-up in Europe (preferably Germany or UK), or the US. You were among the top 20 percent of the graduates (university, state examination or bar exam)
  • You have expertise in financial products and contracts (ideally, b2b lending, factoring and trade finance), financial regulation, anti-money laundry, data protection and/or corporate law. As a quick learner you are able to build up expertise in fields new to you
  • On top of being a legal expert, you are a strong operator and communicator to effectively manage our customers, your team, non-legal staff, external legal counsel and other stakeholders such as regulators or investors
  • You have a strong business sense combined with good commercial judgement in a wide range of tasks from executing MODIFI’s geographical expansion to developing and monitoring our products
  • You are comfortable taking decisions with imperfect information in a fast-paced business environment
  • You are confident to work in English. Knowledge of German is a plus
  • More than a job! We are driven by our purpose to change Trade Finance for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and to foster international development
  • Building a truly global FinTech from scratch together with passionate and experienced founders who successfully built and sold one of Europe’s most successful FinTechs. Live those magical moments of starting something big of which people will talk about years later
  • Exciting challenges every day with lots of opportunity to learn and to develop both personally and professionally. Finally, you will make a difference
  • Exposure to latest technology in hot fields such as data science, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain
  • A vibrant work environment at Berlin’s coolest WeWork at Sony Center with views tourists pay for and with all the perks WeWork has to offer such as free coffee, water or beer, lectures and lots of networking with other start-up teams from all over the world
  • A strong culture revolving around our customers, growth, straight talking and taking responsibility to make things happen
published: July 27, 2018

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