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Qonto // alternative banking service for entrepreneurs & startups
 
Product, Internship    Paris    Posted: Monday, May 09, 2022
 
   
 
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Our mission? To create the finance solution that energizes SMEs & freelancers, so they can achieve more. We simplify everything from everyday banking & financing, to bookkeeping & spend management. At Qonto, we are passionate about creating the best product, one with a strong impact & a great user experience. So, if you're looking for an ambitious team that's modernizing a dusty industry thanks to design & technology combined with great customer care, get in touch! Find out more about the Qonto Way here.

Alexandre and Steve launched Qonto in July 2017, & the team has achieved great things since then:
- Market leader for online SME banking in Europe
- 250,000 SME clients
- Outstanding customer satisfaction (App Store | Google Play | TrustPilot)
- Recognized as one of the best startups to work for (LinkedIn | Glassdoor)
- €622 million raised so far with a €4.4 billion valuation after Series D
- International investors including Valar, Alven, Tencent, DST Global, Tiger Global, TCV, Alkeon, Eurazeo, KKR, Insight Partners
- 4 offices in Paris, Berlin, Milan, & Barcelona
- And 500+ happy Qontoers building a finance solution businesses love to use

Our values:
Ambition | We tackle big challenges. No matter what
Teamwork | We create momentum by working together, at the same speed
Mastery | We pursue excellence through continuous learning. We face challenges with humility. Every day
Integrity | We're open. We're honest. And we earn the trust of our clients & each other

Your mission? as the Legal Intern - Product & Strategy you will have a global overview from a legal standpoint of all aspects of Qonto's business which are linked to the products & strategic projects we work on.

You will join the Legal Team, under the supervision of the VP of Legal, Alexia, & Senior Lead, Luke. You will also work closely with Legal Counsel, Gauthier, & the rest of the Legal team, as well as the Product, Strategy, Operations, & Risk & Compliance teams.


‍‍As a Legal Intern - Product & Strategy at Qonto, you will

Product legal advice: Work hand-in-hand with our Product, Strategy, Risk & Compliance, & Operations teams, providing day-to-day legal advice on the products & features that make Qonto Europe's leading business finance solution!
Draft & Manage T&Cs: Draft & manage terms of service for our clients & external partners involved in bringing Qonto's product to life
Coordinate legal support: Manage & coordinate external legal support (such as our attorneys & counsels) as well as internal inputs from stakeholders as well as other functional teams
Anticipate Product Developments: Collaborate & develop proactive relationships with all teams across Qonto (esp. Strategy, Product, Regulatory, Growth, Ops, Risk & Compliance) to anticipate product developments. Strengthen the collaboration with the Product team & Regulatory team including reviewing & updating all existing processes & implementing new processes as needed
Build for scale: Build processes to streamline our work with Product & Tech teams & enable us to scale at speed, while still delivering work that is ‘right first time' (in line with one of the principles of the Qonto Way)
Track Legal Updates: Keep the Product & Strategy Legal team informed of significant laws impacting the products we offer our clients, as well as regulatory rulings that may affect the company's business or policies for the 4 European countries (FR, IT, ESP & DE)


What you can expect

• Work in a fast-paced & scaling environment
• Work with diverse & inclusive teams
• Work in an international company, with teams in 4 European countries
• Have access to legal tech tools to facilitate your work


About You

Experience: You have prior experience as an intern or apprentice with a top-tier law firm or bank/fintech & you have a strong interest in fintech product issues. Experience in another fintech or tech company is a big plus
Academic Background: Degree in French law and, ideally, Masters's in Business / Finance / Banking / Corporate / Tech law
Business-oriented: You are able to apply your legal expertise very practically to Qonto's business & always provide recommendations that are business-oriented
Communication: You have strong oral & written communication skills & a good sense of diplomacy
Analytical mind & rigorous: You have excellent organization & planning skills, with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. You are able to deliver consistently rigorous & well-reasoned, practical solutions to business problems
Curious mindset: You are intellectually curious, open-minded, adaptable, a fast learner, & excited by a dynamic startup environment. You are happy with working in a constantly evolving & unsettled technological & legal landscape. You want to have an impact & contribute actively to the payment solution energizing SMEs & entrepreneurs across Europe
Mastery: You will need to master legal issues related to digital platforms, banking law, & business finance tools during your internship. You are able to justify your conclusions to stakeholders & are constantly searching for improvement
Languages: You are fluent in both French & English. Speaking Spanish, German, or Italian is a plus
 
 
 
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