Legal Counsel (5 to 8 PQE) - Fintech & Web3

Posted 01 October 2023
Job type Permanent
DisciplineChief Operating Officer & Governance

Job Description

Our client is a dynamic and pioneering fintech company at the forefront of innovation in the web3 space. They are committed to pushing the boundaries of traditional finance and are actively involved in making direct investments and supporting promising projects within the web3 ecosystem. As a trailblazer in this rapidly evolving industry, They are seeking a highly skilled Senior Legal Counsel to join our team and help us navigate the complex legal landscape of crypto, payments, and investments.

Position Overview:
We are looking for an experienced Legal Counsel with 5 to 8 years of post-qualification experience (PQE) to play a critical role in our legal department. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in crypto or payment-related legal matters and will be responsible for advising on a wide range of legal issues, including general corporate, regulatory, and transactional matters. This role offers a unique opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects and collaborate with a dynamic team of professionals.

Key Responsibilities:
  • General Corporate Matters
    • Provide legal counsel on corporate governance, compliance, and corporate structuring.
    • Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements.
  • Regulatory Expertise:
    • Stay updated on regulatory developments in the crypto and payment sectors.
    • Advise the company on compliance with relevant regulations and licensing requirements.
  • Crypto and Payment Expertise:
    • Handle legal matters related to cryptocurrencies, digital assets, and payment services.
    • Advise on the legal aspects of cryptocurrency transactions, custody, and trading activities.
  • Transactional Support:
    • Assist in investment-related activities, including due diligence, structuring investments, and negotiating investment agreements.
    • Support fundraising and M&A transactions within the web3 space.
  • Risk Management:
    • Identify and mitigate legal risks associated with the company's operations.
    • Develop and implement risk management strategies.
  • A minimum of 5 to 8 years of post-qualification legal experience.
  • Strong expertise in crypto, payments, or related areas.
  • Familiarity with web3 technologies and blockchain is a plus.
  • Experience advising on regulatory matters is essential.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Admitted to practice law in the jurisdiction relevant to the role.