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Commercial Counsel (EMEA)



Tallinn, Estonia · Tartu, Estonia · Barcelona, Spain
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024
The Legal & Compliance team empowers Veriff’s innovation and scalability from a legal front. We advise on best operational practices to deliver a world-class service, ensuring responsibility, compliance, and legal risk mitigation. Our team is a network of knowledgeable and supportive professionals who work as a unit, bringing bold ideas to the table and providing collaborative problem-solving.
As a Senior Legal Counsel, you will report to the Head of Commercial Legal, and be responsible for various legal-related matters and projects involved with supporting the teams that sell and build our products, including negotiating service agreements and DPAs with prospective customers, building agreement templates, and using your expertise to add to our negotiation playbooks.

You’ll work closely with our Sales, Marketing, Partnership, Finance, Business Operations, and Go-To-Market teams. Veriff has a diverse and supportive culture, and we’re looking to hire a positive teammate and a leader to help shape the future of the commercial legal team at Veriff!

You’ll help us protect honest people online by:

  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements to support sales, partnerships, and our purchase of software and services from vendors. Your primary focus will be on our service agreements, software licenses, data processing agreements, and NDAs. We’ll ask you to draw from the experience you’ve gained from supporting hundreds or thousands of commercial transactions to help define business terms and structure deals in an optimal way.
  • Advising on a variety of areas ranging from intellectual property, data privacy, data security, software licensing agreements, and go-to-market strategy.
  • Providing input on processes and policies to help scale the organization and make our team more effective and efficient.
  • Providing effective advice by staying up-to-date on relevant industry, commercial, open source, IP, privacy, employment, and other laws, regulations, and developments.
  • Developing the company’s knowledge in areas of special interest, including intellectual property, data protection, financial services, healthcare, biometric data processing, AML/KYC, and other regulatory matters.
  • Operating independently and providing practical, decisive guidance to our business teams that balances business objectives with legal risk, taking into account our company policies and negotiation positions.

You are the right future Veriffian for the job if you are/have:

  • Fluent in English
  • 4+ years of post-qualification experience working on different kinds of commercial transactions (e.g., strategic alliance, SaaS, IP licensing, software licensing, product resale, and distribution, working with contractors, outsourcing, facilities, etc.), including with large enterprise companies, companies in regulated industries (e.g., financial services, healthcare, etc.), government, and edu companies.
  • Experience working in an in-house legal department, ideally in the tech sector.
  • Comfortable negotiating data processing agreements, including a working knowledge of GDPR and CCPA as they relate to commercial contracts.
  • Clean and concise drafting of documents, policies, Slack messages, emails, and other communications in a manner that is digestible for non-lawyers.
  • Able to practice in the United Kingdom, Spain, or Estonia.
  • Experience negotiating with customers in regions across EMEA
  • Understanding of cloud services, technology, and professional services contracts
  • Knowledge of non-legal business processes gained in-house relating to sales operations and revenue recognition.
  • Experience managing workload on tight timelines with multiple competing demands

You’re an especially awesome match if you have:

  • Experience negotiating contracts with public sector customers
  • Spanish language skills
  • Effective project management skills that can drive cross-functional alignment with different departments and build consensus through creative problem-solving.

Why Veriff?
We are the preferred identity verification platform partner for the world’s most innovative growth-driven organizations helping conveniently verify and safeguard users anywhere in the world. We support the broadest number of identity documents from nearly every country and territory in the world - and this is continually increasing! With a diverse team and offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, and Estonia, as well as robust backing and funding from investors including Accel, Alkeon, IVP, Tiger Capital, and Y Combinator, we’re dedicated to helping businesses and individuals build a safer and more secure world. We strive to be the benchmark for trust online, and we take pride in being a positive force.When you join Team Veriff, we offer you the opportunity to have a real impact and advance your career, whilst looking after you along the way with a range of benefits designed with you in mind. Some of our favourites include...

  • Flexibility to work from home
  • Stock options that ensure your share in our success
  • Comprehensive relocation support to Estonia
  • Extensive medical, wellness coverage to ensure you’re feeling great physically and mentally
  • Learning and Development budget that you are free to tailor for your own needs
  • Six weeks of fully paid sabbatical leave after reaching your 3rd work anniversary
We are an Equal Opportunities employer committed to a diverse and representative team. Different opinions, perspectives and personalities push us forward. We want to hear from people who are passionate about their work and align with our values. Regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. We also know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates - so rest assured, whoever you are, we want to hear from you!

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