Counsel / Sr. Manager, Caribbean & Central America
Panama, Panama, PA
hace 2 días

Company Description

As the world’s trusted engine of commerce and a network working for everyone, Visa’s mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable, and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive.

Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second.

The company’s dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere.

As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace.

We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions of unbanked and underserved consumers.

You’re an Individual. We’re the team for you. Together, let’s transform the way the world pays.

Job Description

Visa is seeking an attorney to support mainly Visa’s business operations in Caribbean & Central America ( CarCAm ), as part of Visa’s Legal & Compliance team for the Latin America & Caribbean region.

The position will be based in Panama City, Panama; San Juan, Puerto Rico; or San Jose, Costa Rica. The attorney will report to the Senior Managing Counsel, Legal, Central America & Caribbean.


  • Provide legal support to the business teams in CarCAM. Develop creative solutions and guide the team along the path to implementation, by performing a structured legal analysis based on current complex payments regulatory landscape;
  • proactively identifying and communicating legal risks; and acting as a proactive partner in achieving business goals and objectives with sense of urgency but at the same time, protecting Visa’s assets and interests, and minimizing risks to Visa.

  • Draft, review, and negotiate a broad range of commercial agreements in English and Spanish, such as client incentive agreements, advertising and promotion agreements, sponsorship agreements, technology agreements, consultancy and contractor agreements, and confidentiality agreements.
  • Ability to create templates and processes to expedite agreement drafting and improve time to market. This also includes developing template / standard documents or adapting U.
  • S. documents to local requirements.

  • Review marketing materials, press releases and public communications to ensure legal protection of Visa’s assets, including its prestigious brand.
  • Coordinate and supervise outside counsel for timeliness, cost-effectiveness, and excellence of service and work product.
  • Deep understanding of local payments regulatory environment in one or more territories in the CarCAm.
  • Expertise in relevant areas of the law, including commercial, fintechs, antitrust, intellectual property, privacy, antibribery, and employment;
  • and understanding of Visa’s business to generate practical and business-focused legal advice, particularly in connection with (i) Visa’s regulated activities in CarCAm;
  • and (ii) deployment of innovative technological payments solutions, such as digital wallets, fast funds payments, IoT, mobile payments, and contactless payment products.

  • Drafting and coordination of corporate-governance documents of Visa’s legal entities in one or more territories in the CarCAm, including board and shareholder meeting minutes, and powers of attorney;
  • As needed, provide similar legal support in other subregions of Latin America, including Andean, Mexico and Southern Cone.
  • Some travel may be required, although no travel is expected.
  • Qualifications

  • Admitted to practice law in Panama, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and / or a U.S. state. If admitted to practice law outside of the U.
  • S., LL.M or equivalent degree.

  • 7 or more years of commercial legal experience in, either or both, private practice or in-house with multinationals.
  • First-class written and verbal communication skills in Spanish and English, including ability to lead or participate in conference calls to negotiate agreements in both languages.
  • Experience with banking, payments and / or fintechs regulation in one or more territories in CarCAm; knowledge of U.S. or common law ideal.
  • Experience working with regulatory bodies, particularly with Central Banks and Financial Superintendencies in Latin American countries, ideally in CarCAm, is a plus.
  • Excellent legal analytical skills with the ability to identify, untangle and analyze legal issues within a business context, and provide clear, concise, and actionable advice to non-lawyers.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to build strong working relationships with internal clients at all levels of management and work collaboratively with country, regional and global teams to ensure effective management within a matrix organization headquartered in the U.
  • S., but working in multiple geographical locations.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in teams.
  • Extremely dedicated, organized, and a team oriented.
  • Additional Information

    Visa is an EEO Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

    Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

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