Sanctions and Trade Controls Counsel



5,001-10,000 employees

Financial infrastructure platform for business payments

Data & Analytics
Financial Services


London, UK

Required Skills
  • At least 3 years of post-qualification experience at a leading law firm, in-house legal department, or agency focusing on trade controls
  • Experience in EU or UK trade controls matters, and the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Controls and U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security regulations is also strongly preferred
  • Experience advising compliance programs, including on the development of compliance policies and procedures and risk mitigation frameworks
  • Experience engaging directly with trade controls competent authorities
  • Excellent skills in issue spotting, risk assessment, and problem-solving
  • Strong strategic thinking capabilities to enable business partners to make decisions that are grounded in a practical application of the law, technology, and business goals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Integrity and sound judgment
  • Qualification in a member state of the European Union, with the ability to practice in Ireland, or in the UK
  • Provide legal advice and support to Stripe’s business and compliance teams on issues related to trade controls, as well as anti-bribery and corruption and anti-money laundering regulations as needed
  • Provide transactional support, including advising on contractual provisions pertaining to trade controls across Stripe’s various products, and reviewing and advising on transactional due diligence pertaining to trade controls
  • Counsel the Financial Crimes Compliance team on trade controls-related filings and other regulatory submissions
  • Be responsible for responding to regulatory exams and other inquiries, and internal audits, including supporting document productions, regarding trade controls matters
  • Work with outside counsel as necessary, including in representing Stripe before regulatory authorities in matters related to trade controls legal issues
  • Advise on advocacy in connection with contemplated and proposed laws, rules and regulations
  • Regularly report to senior management to ensure they are appropriately apprised of matters of legal and regulatory risk
  • Develop content for and deliver training to internal audiences on trade controls legal issues
  • Identify and evaluate business and legal risks, and find creative ways to mitigate them while achieving business goals

Company Stage

Series I

Total Funding



South San Francisco, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Inclusive coverage - We provide a thoughtful and balanced set of benefits that allow Stripes to be their best selves and do great work. Whether that means offering comprehensive mental, physical, and medical health plans, supporting Stripes’ financial futures, providing fertility benefits and parental leave, or making sure Stripes have access to healthy food at the office, our robust programs put Stripes and their families first.

Growth by way of learning - We are voracious learners and teachers. Our Education team delivers an onboarding and product training curriculum for all new Stripes, and hosts expert-led courses on things like project management fundamentals and macroeconomics. Beyond the formal program, Stripes are constantly sharing knowledge with each other through conversation, documentation, reading groups, and informal talks.

A principled approach to food - The food program holds a special place in Stripe’s history and future. These Stripes come to our kitchen from a breadth of backgrounds and experiences, and focus on one proposition—respect. This is apparent not only in the local ingredients they work with or in the gracious, teamwork-driven buffet lines, but also in their approach to growing a global team through sustainable food practices and minimal waste.