Optimal Payments’ Elliott Wiseman Wins at European Counsel Awards 2015

LONDON (6 March 2015) -- Optimal Payments (LSE AIM: OPAY), a leading global online payment solutions provider, is pleased to announce that Elliott Wiseman, Optimal Payments’ General Counsel, has won the Regulatory (Financial Services) Individual Award at the European Counsel Awards 2015.  The winners were announced at a gala dinner and awards ceremony in London last night. 

The International Law Office, with the support of the Association of Corporate Counsel, conducted in-depth analysis of in-house lawyers and legal departments worldwide for its eighth annual European Counsel Awards. The European Counsel Awards received over 1,500 individual nominations from corporate counsel and law firm partners in the region in order to clearly identify those in-house counsels, both teams and individuals, who excel in their specific roles. The primary aim was to recognise lawyers for demonstrable achievements across the full spectrum of in-house responsibility, not simply those who have acted on high-profile transactions.

Elliott Wiseman said, “I am very pleased, personally and on behalf of Optimal Payments, to receive the recognition of my peers in the legal sector. The role of in-house counsel in Europe is becoming more widely recognised and these awards have played an important part in that process.” 

Elliott joined Optimal Payments in 2011 and is responsible for the legal and compliance functions, as well as being a member of the Executive Management team. Prior to joining Optimal Payments he served as Senior Legal Counsel at MoneyGram International, responsible for legal affairs in the Central/Northern European and Asia Pacific regions.

About the International Law Office

Launched in 1998, the International Law Office (ILO) is the nexus where global corporate counsel engage with the world's pre-eminent law firms, and each other. The ILO brand encompasses a multifaceted online resource for senior international corporate counsel that provides tailored, quality-assured updates on global legal developments, as well as a series of live events and market-leading awards programmes.

About the Association of Corporate Counsel

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is a global legal association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations through informationeducationnetworking opportunities and advocacy initiatives. With more than 37,000 members in 90 countries, employed by over 10,000 organizations, ACC connects its members to the people and resources necessary for both personal and professional growth. 

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About Optimal Payments Plc

Optimal Payments is a global provider of online payment solutions, trusted by businesses and consumers in over 200 countries and territories to move and manage billions of dollars each year. Merchants use the NETBANX ®platform and services to simplify how they accept credit and debit card, direct-from-bank, and alternative and local payments; and the NETELLER ®service to increase revenues and capture new customers. Consumers use the multi-lingual and multi-currency NETELLER and Net+ ®Card stored-value offering to make secure and convenient payments. In addition, Optimal Payments Card Services, another division of Optimal Payments, provides innovative prepaid products and services to merchants.  Optimal Payments Plc is quoted on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM, with a ticker symbol of OPAY. Subsidiary company Optimal Payments Ltd is authorised and regulated as an e-money issuer by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FRN: 900015).

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