Ebury is a FinTech success story, positioned among the fastest-growing international companies in its sector.
Ebury is a Global FinTech: we apply new technologies to enhance and automate financial services and processes. This allows small and medium-sized businesses to trade and transact internationally by eliminating boundaries related to more traditional procedures.
Founded in 2009, we are now positioned among the fastest-growing companies in the sector. Headquartered in London, we have more than 1000 staff covering over 50 nationalities (and counting!) working across more than 27 offices worldwide and serving more than 45,000 clients every day.
Hard work pays off: Ebury has just received a £350 million investment from Banco Santander and has won over 20 internationally recognised awards such as the Growing Business of the Year 2019: Larger Company (Turnover £50m+) and Financial Times: 1000 Europe's Fastest-Growing Companies (which we have been awarded twice: 2017 and 2019!).
In September 2021, Ebury was named one of the top 15 European Fintechs to work for by Glassdoor and AltFi.
None of this would have been possible without our proudest achievement: our great people. Enthusiastic, innovative and collaborative teams, always ready to disrupt and revolutionise the fast-paced Fintech sector.
The Legal Department at Ebury is core to the functioning of the Ebury Group. It provides front-line advice to all parts of the Ebury Group on legal, regulatory and governance matters which contribute to Ebury’s growth every day.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven Corporate Lawyer who is keen to work in a fast-paced, dynamic and growing company which is focused on building the Ebury’s brand. The successful candidate will provide high quality legal advice to key stakeholders in the United Kingdom and overseas and be pivotal to Ebury’s development on a global scale. While advising on corporate matters is key, this role will also enable the person who fills it to turn their hand to a variety of other matters with a view to supporting the development of the person that fills this role. The person who fills this role will report to the General Counsel.
Key responsibilities include:
- Advising on corporate structuring matters, working closely with the Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel to maintain and develop Ebury’s corporate structure given its global footprint in an efficient manner, having regarding to regulatory, tax and other relevant matters;
- Structuring and executing strategic initiatives such as fundraising, M&A activity and transfers of significant equity stakes in Ebury Group companies;
- Managing communications with investors, responding to shareholder queries and supporting the General Counsel and Company Secretary to uphold best in class governance standards across the Ebury Group;
- Drafting and negotiating agreements required to support Ebury’s business and operational activity with third parties and on an intragroup basis;
- Supporting the Front Office, Risk Department HR Department and others in efficiently resolving disputes;
- Working with HR, Operations and other departments to resolve day-to-day queries;
- Assuming responsibility for IP matters, including registration of trademarks and keeping registers up to date;
- Contributing to the design and implementation of new products and expansion into new markets;
- Representing Ebury in interaction with clients, counterparties, banking partners, industry bodies and other third parties;
- Preparing templates, playbooks, procedures and self-service material and participating in the provision of relevant training and awareness programmes; and
- Supporting the General Counsel in delivering the Legal Department’s objectives generally, sharing knowhow and training and development of less experienced members of the team.
Key skills requirements include:
- A proactive mindset and an ability to communicate effectively in practical terms with stakeholders at all levels of the Ebury Group;
- 2-4 years of professional experience, either in private practice or in house, practising as a qualified lawyer with corporate and commercial experience in the UK;
- Preferred experience of advising private equity-owned companies, fundraising, cross-border M&A and aspects of IPOs; and
- An ability in a fast paced environment to prioritise and manage a wide range of competing priorities (with support from other team members and external counsel where necessary).
This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a genuine interest in the regulatory aspects of finance and technology to join a growing business with the backing of multiple leading private equity houses, venture capital funds and financial institutions, including Banco Santander as its well-known and supportive majority shareholder.
We believe in inclusion. We stand against discrimination in all forms and have no tolerance for the intolerance of differences that makes us a modern and successful organisation. At Ebury, you can be whoever you want to be and still feel a sense of belonging no matter your story because we want you and your uniqueness to help write our future.