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Senior Legal Counsel, Product

Berlin, Germany · Legal & Compliance

About SumUp

At SumUp, we believe in the everyday hero.

Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we create powerful, easy-to-use financial solutions to help them run their businesses--from card readers to remote payments to e-commerce to liquidity solutions. With a founder’s mentality and a 'team-first’ attitude, our diverse teams across Europe, South America and the United States work together to ensure that the merchants we partner with can be successful doing what they love.

About the team

As Senior Legal Counsel, Product, you’ll provide legal guidance to our teams developing financial technology products--including e-wallet, invoicing, and lending services--to meet the expanding needs of our merchants. You’ll be an integral part of dynamic and fast-growing segments of SumUp’s business, working with smart, creative people and innovative technology to create amazing product experiences.  You’ll be a part of our global Legal Team, reporting to the General Counsel.  And as our product offerings grow, you will build a team around you to support them.

What you’ll do

  • Work closely with product and engineering teams to provide legal guidance related to new and existing products and features throughout the entire product development lifecycle

  • Negotiate key commercial and intellectual property agreements affecting the company’s products and services

  • Draft terms of use, product policies, and disclosures and implement related processes

  • Remain up-to-date on relevant laws, regulations, and industry practices so as to provide the best possible legal advice and strategic input on product development initiatives

  • Help develop SumUp’s global product strategy

  • Collaborate with legal, compliance, and privacy colleagues around the world

You’ll be great for this role if

  • Are a fully qualified attorney in Germany, eligible to practice as an in-house counsel

  • Have 6+ years of relevant post-qualification experience at a global company or law firm

  • Are familiar with launching products and advising on the legal and regulatory aspects of product development in the technology space

  • Understand the structure and regulatory framework of payments, lending or related financial services

  • Have excellent commercial negotiation and drafting skills

  • Can translate legal advice into practical, actionable guidance for innovative product and business teams

  • Can work independently, manage multiple mission-critical projects, and contribute successfully to cross-functional, international teams

  • Are fluent in spoken and written English

  • Bring common sense, sound judgment, and a can-do attitude to your work

Why you should join SumUp

  • We’re a truly global team of 2000+ people from 60+ countries, spread across 3 continents.

  • Locally, we get together regularly for breakfasts, team events, office parties and sports.

  • You’ll receive a budget for attending conferences and external training. 

  • We offer a corporate pension scheme, 28 days’ paid leave, free German and yoga classes, subsidised Urban Sports Club membership and other great benefits.

  • We offer visa and relocation support for you, your family and even your pets.

  • You’ll be based in the heart of Berlin, a leading tech hub and one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, colour, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

SumUp will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate.