Head of Legal

  • Auka
  • Nordre Aker, Oslo, Norway
  • 02/08/2020
Full time Legal Compliance Executive Management

Job Description

Do you want to be part of an international team, working for a fintech revolutionizing the payments industry? We’re now looking for a new ambitious member to strengthen our team in Oslo and help us build both the future of payments and the future of Auka.

Who We Are

Auka has been making a name for ourselves as leaders in mobile payment and commerce since 2010. From our headquarters in Norway, we’ve spent almost a decade developing an award-winning and world-class financial services platform. We developed the first mobile payments platform in the Nordics and launched the first mobile payments scheme in Norway, impacting the lives of millions of people and helping to fundamentally change the way people pay and get paid in Scandinavia.

Using our unique experience, our competence, technology and license, we have created Settle - the European mobile payment service. Now live in 21 EU markets, Settle enables people and businesses to pay and get paid instantly, manage money and sell more. Auka and our subsidiaries now operate out of Norway, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus and Croatia.

The role

As our Head of Legal, you will be part of the central operations team at our HQ. Operations is in charge of ensuring all our business units, departments, teams and individuals have the support they need to deliver their goals. For legal, this entails developing, maintaining, updating and assisting in the negotiations of agreements, tending to legal and formal matters for our various entities. It also includes dealing with any litigations as well as assisting the compliance and risk team on matters related to law and regulations research and making legal opinions as requested.

Your Primary Tasks And Areas Of Responsibility
  • Ownership of all agreements from developing, monitoring and updating our standard agreements to dealing with custom agreements
  • Legal advice to all functions in the company as requested
  • Ownership and management of our data room (formal agreement, employment, financial etc records archive)
  • Assist Compliance with monitoring of regulatory changes
  • Assist the company and its administration in dealing with investors, fundraising, M&A and formal tasks, including board material, general assembly and related tasks

Required Skills And Experience
  • Master Degree in Law
  • Experience from contractual law preferably in the field of Finance and/or IT
  • International experience is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both writing and speaking
  • You are structured, tidy and self motivated to get on top of your backlog
It would be great, and help you and Auka fit together if you also;
  • Easily can switch between working alone and in multidisciplinary teams
  • Like to find solutions and get shit done, rather than wait for others to help
  • Have the ability to work effectively in a complex, diverse and changing environment
  • Have experience working with fintechs
  • Have the ability to balance being highly analytical and creative
  • Have a love for technology!

What’s In It For You
  • Competitive compensation package including participation in the employee option pool
  • Joining a high-growth startup with career development opportunities
  • Clear ownership and responsibilities
  • Opportunities to further develop responsibilities and skills
  • Work in a fast-paced, growth- and sales oriented international environment
  • Flexibility - we believe in responsibility and trust, no rigid reporting regime