Head of Legal (Min 10 PQE) – Leading Web3 Venture Capital Firm

Posted 10 April 2024
LocationHong Kong
Job type Permanent
DisciplineChief Operating Officer & Governance

Job Description

Company Overview:
We are a leading venture capital firm at the forefront of the Web3 revolution, dedicated to investing in innovative projects within the crypto and decentralized technology space. With a proven track record of fostering growth in our portfolio companies, we possess a strong mandate from our investors to strategically deploy capital and support the advancement of the global crypto ecosystem. Headquartered in Hong Kong, we offer an exciting opportunity for an experienced legal professional to join our dynamic team and lead our legal initiatives.

Position Overview:
Reporting directly to the Managing Partner, the Head of Legal will play a pivotal role in shaping and executing the legal strategy of our firm. This highly visible position will entail managing a team of legal professionals and providing expert guidance on a wide range of legal matters, with a particular focus on venture capital, private equity, and Web3 investments.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to develop and implement legal strategies aligned with the firm's objectives and regulatory requirements.
  • Identify legal risks and opportunities associated with investments and provide proactive advice to mitigate risks while maximizing returns.
  • Lead legal due diligence efforts for investment opportunities, negotiate investment terms, and oversee the drafting and execution of legal agreements.
  • Provide ongoing legal support to portfolio companies, including corporate governance, compliance, intellectual property, and regulatory matters.
  • Manage and mentor a team of legal professionals, fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture.
  • Stay abreast of regulatory developments in the crypto and Web3 space, ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations across jurisdictions.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with external legal counsel, regulators, and industry stakeholders.

  • Minimum of 10 years of legal experience, with a focus on venture capital, private equity, and/or Web3/crypto investments.
  • Essential prior experience with a tier 1 law firm, particularly within the VC/PE practice.
  • In-house legal experience within the Web3/crypto investment space is highly desirable and will be very well-regarded.
  • Strong understanding of corporate and securities laws, as well as emerging regulatory frameworks related to blockchain and digital assets.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, with a track record of successfully managing teams and driving strategic initiatives.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and analytical skills.
  • Juris Doctor (JD)/LLB or equivalent legal qualification required; additional qualifications or certifications related to blockchain, or cryptocurrency law are a plus.

Location: Hong Kong (Open to relocation for suitable candidates)