Legal Counsel

Job description


We are the leading one-stop-shop for branded payments, making online recharge possible for anyone, anywhere at any time — whether you or someone you love needs credit for calling, gaming, entertainment or money. This is your chance to join an ambitious scale up in a state of rapid growth; we’ll push you to develop yourself and help you create a real impact in your role. Put simply: we could write history together.

We won’t bore you with a corporate spiel about how we might be taking on the world of branded payments (spoiler: we are). Instead, we’ll let the numbers speak for themselves: $70 million in funding (and counting!), 40%+ growth in 2021, projected $560 million in sales in 2022, 3.0+ million active customers, a presence in 180 countries and 25 markets, a team of 140+ employees and 35+ nationalities, and 1 person missing — you.

We’re on the hunt for the hungriest and most passionate talent out there. If at any point your brain screams “I want in!” while you’re reading this, then consider this the sign you’ve been looking for: we want you too.

The Role

We are looking for a talented, dedicated and energetic Legal Counsel for our Legal & Compliance team and report to Ilse Westerhof.

Job requirements

What you'll do...

  • You will get the opportunity to learn and gain experience in the exciting and dynamic world of FinTech.

  • As a Legal Counsel at a scale-up, a truly international and digital company, you will be challenged to work on a broad spectrum of exciting matters on a daily basis.

  • As our business is exploring and navigating uncharted digital space, you may be challenged to creatively apply your legal expertise to unique and complex aspects of the law. Also, you will need to have good business insight and be committed to delivering high-quality and pragmatic advice under time pressure.

  • You will operate independently, proactively, and cross-functionally with technical and non-technical teams across the company.

  • As we expand our products and services globally, you will play an important role in building our legal function.

  • Your initiatives and contributions will make an immediate impact and you will be responsible for your own projects and activities.

  • Your daily work will range from reviewing, negotiating, and drafting high-end contracts to dispute resolution and corporate housekeeping.

  • Projects where you will be working on include activities relating to our global expansion and supporting the business with new products or initiatives.

  • You will report into and be a sparring partner of the Head of Legal & Compliance, and you will be working closely together with the Senior Legal Counsel and other stakeholders in the company.

What you’ll bring...

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Law from a Dutch university;

  • A Master’s degree in Law;

  • At least 3-5 years of relevant experience in a law firm, in-house or consulting environment, including drafting and negotiating contracts;

  • Familiarity with the payment and/or financial services industries and knowledge of associated, regulatory frameworks (PSD2, AML, EMD), issues and challenges;

  • Knowledge of EU/global privacy and e-commerce laws is considered a plus;

  • Excellent written and verbal skills in both Dutch and English with the ability to present complex matters comfortably, clearly and to the point;

  • A hands-on, self-propelling approach. Someone who likes to take the initiative but is also able to timely ask for help when needed;

  • Consistent good judgment and ability to help create pragmatic business solutions;

  • The ability to get the job done under pressure and constructively adapt to change;

  • A digital mindset, you are excited and passionate about exploring digital innovation and technology and feel comfortable working in an informal and fast-changing tech environment;

  • A down-to-earth (‘no ego’), positive and personable approach. You are a proactive, inspiring team member with a flexible attitude, with great influencing and communication skills.

What we offer

  • 30 days of holiday, a great pension scheme, and one of the best relocation packages in Amsterdam

  • Flexible working hours and an office overlooking the Amstel

  • MacBook Pro or PC

  • Budget for noise-cancelling headphones, travel to and from the office, working-from-home and self-learning

  • Free healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks by our in-house chef

  • Weekly yoga, bootcamp and guided meditations

  • Free Dutch classes to help out with daily life in the Netherlands

  • Regular parties, pub quizzes, bingo sessions, celebrations and other events

Find out more about our company culture, values and big wins at and our Instagram Page at Lifeatrecharge.

The process

1. Apply: Want in? Let us know! Apply for a role and help us get to know your best self.

2. Phone interview: One of our recruiters will get in touch to help you both understand if Recharge is the right next move for you.

3. First interview: You’ll meet with your future line manager (either in person or online) and someone from HR to talk about you, our culture, and whether you're a fit for the job.

4. Assignment & Second interview: Some roles involve a case study. Great! It’s your chance to shine and show us you have what it takes. You’ll present your case study to the Hiring Manager and someone from the team

5. Third Interview: You’ll meet with a key member of the management team

6. Offer: You did it! There are only a few tickets available, and this one has your name on it. Welcome to the team.

Find out more about our company culture, values and big wins at, our Instagram Page on Lifeatrecharge or meet some of our team in the video below.