The Paysafe Group has hired Christopher Fischer, the former VP & Associate General Counsel, Head of Legal Europe & CIS Region at Western Union, as the new Vice President Legal Affairs (Head of Legal) at paysafecard.com in Vienna.
Fischer joins paysafecard following a year as a solo strategic advisor. Before that he was with Western Union for almost 14 years, becoming Senior Counsel, Head of Legal EMEA-SA in 2006 and Assistant General Counsel Europe & CIS in 2009. In 2010 he was appointed Associate General Counsel The Americas and worked as Associate General Counsel Europe, Middle East and Africa from 2010 to 2013, at which point he became VP & Associate General Counsel, Head of Legal Europe & CIS.
Fischer was a Senior Attorney with IBM from 2000 to 2004, and from 1997 to 2000 he was Senior Manager with Oesterreichische Kontrollbank. He was Of Counsel with Wolf Theiss from 1995 to 1996.
Commenting on his move, Fischer told CEE Legal Matters: "I'm excited to bring my experience to a different kind of payments provider and help paysafecard continue its successful expansion into new markets and products."
Fischer's shared his insight on the Austrian market in a 2018 article in the CEE Legal Matters magazine.