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Legal Counsel & Compliance Officer (m/f) | Madrid Office

Enterprise Risk Management
Risk Management


A day in this job
  • Provide advice to various stakeholders within the organization on all things legal with a particular emphasis on Consumer Credit Law, AML and Data-protection.
  • Act as a compliance officer by owning the compliance checklist and compliance assurance routines for the Spanish market, with a particular emphasis on AML, Data Protection and Consumer Credit Law. This entails implementing the Group’s Compliance program (and ensuring adherence to the Group’s Compliance policy) in the spanish credit operation.
  • Ensure adequate resolution for all disputes concerning Kreditech’s operation in Spain.
  • Ensure adequate response to any and all regulatory inquiries concerning Kreditech’s operation in the Spanish market.
  • Review commercial agreements and advice in the negotiation of same.
  • Maintain a risk inventory and keep track of all potential changes in regulation that affect financial technology/ consumer credit providers.
  • Carry out legal research and document findings in the internal knowledge wiki.
  • Carry out company secretarial work as needed from time-to-time.
  • Perform annual Risk Inventory Process.
  • Monitor changes in regulation of Risk Management and other internal documents.
  • Coordinate interactions between local entity units and employees on risk management issues within the competence in accordance with the procedure established by the Regulation on Risk Management and other internal documents.
Desired skills and experience
  • Admission to practice Law in the Spanish jurisdiction.
  • You have completed a law degree at a reputed Spanish Law School, a LLM is highly desirable.
  • 3+ years experience in a legal/compliance role in a bank, consumer credit or similar financial institution, previous experience in consumer credit is highly desirable.
  • Experience in enterprise risk management, internal audits, corporate governance and compliance.
  • Good grasp of Consumer Credit Law, AML, Data Protection Law and demonstrable expertise in at least one of these three disciplines.
  • Ability to translate complex legal materials/regulatory guidelines into actionable legal advice for non-lawyers.
  • Professional fluency and very strong communication skills in English and Spanish.
  • Strong literacy and familiarity with technology, ideally with a demonstrable affinity for IT Law.
  • Experience working in a matrix setting and a strong inclination for collaboration and deliberation.
  • Interest and good understanding of the Fintech space and the credit business.
  • High integrity and ability to prioritize.
What is in it for you?
  • You will join a highly international team;
  • Together with a great team you will work on exciting topics;
  • You will work in an awesome office in the heart of Madrid.

At Kreditech, we like to constantly challenge the status quo and improve our ways of working. We are a data driven company who are enthusiastic about agile methodology. Diversity is in our DNA and we strongly believe that having different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds will lead to the best environment for our employees and better products to our customers. If this sounds like the kind of company you’d like to work with, please apply below!


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