Senior Legal Counsel - Payments Specialist

Legal & Compliance Stockholm, Sweden


Position at LeoVegas Group

ABOUT THE ROLE             
Due to our continued growth, we’re now looking for a Senior Legal Counsel specialised in payments to join our high performing team. You will work closely with our payments teams in order to assist in all legal matters related to the engagement of, and maintaining business relationships with all of our payment service providers. 


  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts with our payment providers, for a variety of different payment related products (such as card acquirers, electronic money wallets, payment gateways, open banking solutions etc ).
  • Working with the payments team and other relevant stakeholders to create and implement new processes related to the onboarding of payment providers, and to iterate over and improve existing processes, identifying gaps and opportunities for optimization.
  • Assist with and advise on any disputes with or legal proceedings involving PSPs working with our internal litigation team as well as external counsel.
  • Ensuring appropriate recording keeping setups in respect of legal documentation related to Payment Providers (contracts, due diligence documents etc).
  • Assessing and advising the business on risks related to the use of payment methods or setups (in various jurisdictions), specific payment providers or contracts and working with our AML Risk Governance and Compliance teams in relation to such risks.
  • Identifying any existing and historical legal risks related to payments, and implement appropriate remedial and mitigation measures.
  • Providing internal training in relation to laws and best practices related to payment provider contracts.
  • Monitoring the regulatory landscape as it relates to payment services in all territories in which LeoVegas Group accepts customers and ensuring key stakeholders in the business are updated and informed of developments. 

Essential skills:

  • A law degree in an EU jurisdiction, however a masters level degree is preferred;
  • 5 to 7 years of previous experience in a similar role (or roles) (experience with a payment services provider whom services the gambling industry is preferred);
  • In-depth knowledge and expertise on laws and regulations related to payment services (including all relevant EU Payment Services Directives and other EU legislation). 
  • Evidence of extensive experience drafting and negotiating contracts for payment services, and detailed understanding of the relevant legal principles underlying such contracts. ; 
  • Able to follow through all assigned tasks and projects to completion independently, and also to take direction and also take full ownership of the responsibilities assigned.

Nice to have skills: 

  • Knowledge of and experience in gaming law. 

At the core of LeoVegas Group, is Team Leo. Our culture is our foundation and is what enables us to innovate, build, and lead as we trailblaze our way through the igaming industry. We’re a team of over 1400 innovators, initiators, and groundbreakers working in a fast-paced and agile environment across 11 offices world-wide


  • Life-Occupational injuries & sickness insurance 
  • Possibility to enrol in an attractive private health care insurance for both you and your partner 
  • 3,000 SEK wellness contribution p/a
  • 30 annual vacation days 
  • 1,500 SEK tech allowance 
  • Occupational Pension - Details on request 
  • Benify - A benefits portal with lots of attractive discounts 
  • Parental pay after 6+ months employment 
  • Plenty of great company events
  • Mobile phone & laptop of your choice
  • If you are not based in the job location we will also provide you with a relocation package including flights and accommodation support
  • Flexible hybrid working model
JOIN US!                 
In our pride, we like to empower our teammates to find their roar and run with their wildest ideas. We don’t wait around for things to happen, we pounce and make it happen!                 
If you think you would be a good fit for the Leo pride - give us a roar!                  
**As our company working language is English we’d like to see your CV in English please**