Head of Legal & Compliance (Min 10 PQE) - Global Crypto Exchange

Posted 25 March 2023
Job type Permanent
DisciplineChief Operating Officer & Governance
EA License No.15S7496

Job Description

Location: Singapore or Dubai

Our client, a leading global crypto exchange that offers a secure and reliable platform for buying, selling, and trading digital assets. The company's mission is to provide a world-class experience for our users by delivering innovative products and services while ensuring the highest standards of security and compliance.

We are currently assisting the exchange to look for a highly skilled and experienced Head of Legal & Compliance to lead their legal and compliance team. Reporting directly to the CEO, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing a team of more than 10 professionals and ensuring that their operations comply with all relevant laws, regulations, and standards.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement legal and compliance strategies and policies that align with business goals and objectives.

  • Monitor regulatory developments and provide advice to senior management on potential impacts to business operations.

  • Advise on legal and compliance issues related to new product and service offerings.

  • Ensure compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) and know-your-customer (KYC) requirements.

  • Oversee the drafting and negotiation of contracts, agreements, and other legal documents.

  • Manage relationships with regulators and government agencies.

  • Develop and deliver compliance training programs to staff members.

  • Conduct internal investigations and manage external legal proceedings.

Key Requirements:

  • 10+ years of experience in legal and compliance roles, preferably with some years gained from the crypto exchange industry.

  • Strong understanding of relevant laws, regulations, and standards in the crypto industry.

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills with the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with senior management, regulators, and other stakeholders.

  • Hands-on, proactive, and commercially minded with the ability to balance legal and business considerations.

  • Strong leadership skills with experience in managing and developing a team.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

If you are a highly skilled and experienced legal and compliance professional with a passion for the crypto industry, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Our client offers a competitive compensation package, a supportive work environment, and opportunities for professional growth and development.