Legal Counsel (Crypto Fintech) – 3 to 5 PQE

Posted 29 November 2023
Job type Permanent
DisciplineChief Operating Officer & Governance

Job Description

Company Overview:

Our client is a leading innovator in the crypto fintech industry, dedicated to revolutionizing financial services through blockchain technology and digital assets. With a commitment to compliance and legal excellence, we are seeking a dynamic Legal Counsel to join its established legal and compliance team.

Role Overview:

Reporting to the General Counsel, the Legal Counsel will play a pivotal role in advising on legal matters related to the company's operations within the rapidly evolving crypto fintech space. The successful candidate will leverage their legal expertise, particularly in the fintech/crypto sectors, to navigate regulatory frameworks, provide strategic counsel, and ensure compliance with applicable laws.

  • Provide legal guidance and support on a broad range of issues including regulatory compliance, contracts, intellectual property, and corporate governance in the context of crypto and fintech operations.
  • Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders including product development, compliance, and business teams to assess legal risks and implications of business initiatives.
  • Conduct legal research and stay abreast of evolving regulations and industry trends affecting the crypto fintech landscape.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate various agreements, terms of service, and policies ensuring alignment with legal requirements and best practices.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of compliance programs and policies specific to the crypto fintech industry.

  • 3-5 years of post-qualification experience in a reputable law firm or in-house legal team, specializing in fintech, crypto, or financial services.
  • Strong understanding of regulatory frameworks and legal considerations within the crypto fintech sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in drafting and negotiating contracts, providing legal advice, and managing regulatory compliance.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks effectively, and thrive in a fast-paced, innovative environment.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams.