Legal Counsel

Legal · Lagos, Lagos State
Department Legal
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

About Unlimint

Founded in 2009,  Unlimint (formerly Cardpay) provides fast-growing innovative tech businesses with a convenient and simple business interface that enables payments to flow freely and invisibly. From London to Singapore and from San Francisco to Sao Paulo, we help local clients enter new markets, and global businesses to explore new industries and reach new milestones.

Following the highest banking industry standards, we are dissolving the borders that have previously limited international expansion.  Our constantly evolving business interface – made by innovators for innovators – is designed to make the financial world of tomorrow closer to businesses here and now.

About the job


Unlimint is a holder of various regulatory permissions in the banking and payment industry in multiple regions, including Europe, Latin America and Asia. Further to that Unlimint is an active member of worldwide and regional payment card associations, alternative payment methods and networks.  


As a reflection of our continued growth on global market, we are hiring a new Legal Counsel to join our global legal team.


The main responsibility is to ensure comprehensive and ongoing in-house legal and related compliance coverage of Unlimint’s business in Nigeria and related interests in all locations where we operate or plan to work in, as well as in all business sectors of our interests.



The Legal counsel within his/her functions is expected to:

  • Research and advise the relevant legal and compliance issues in Nigeria, as well as various jurisdictions and regions across Africa
  • Identify applicable requirements and ensure compliance with them
  • Structure and plan projects, deals, collaborations, applications etc 
  • Provide ongoing coverage and support for legal, compliance, business and operational purposes of various significance levels
  • Draft (create) agreements, templates, internal documents, procedures 
  • Draft & review agreements (including complex agreements, subject to special regulations)
  • Communication and cooperation with competent authorities including CBN etc. 

Your experience and mindset:

  • Law degree is required
  • At least 5 years of diversified & broad legal experience as in-house lawyer in Nigeria, Africa, or International payments, fintech business
  • Experience in the payments industry, regulated businesses, e-commerce IT (Acquiring, Issuing, payment methods, neobank, banking), regulatory affairs, card schemes etc.
  • Experience in Nigerian and African regulatory matters 
  • Legal coverage of local & international projects (including ones that are subject to special regulations)
  • Experience in the companies with rapid growth 
    • Open mind to new ideas
    • Strong communication skills
    • Comfort with low and high level tasks
    • Flexible for startup environments
    • English (excellent communication skills)

    We offer:


    • Attractive monthly salary paid in line with experience
    • Vacation, sick, and paid holidays
    • Full-time: 5/2 
    • A team of top international professionals to learn from
    • Multicultural working environment



    Join Unlimint Team now!


    Unlimint is an equal opportunity employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

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      Lagos, Lagos State
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