Senior Legal Counsel (Min 10 PQE) - Fintech & Web3

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

Job Description

Our client is a trailblazing fintech company at the forefront of innovation in the web3 space. We are dedicated 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 leader in this rapidly evolving industry, we are seeking a highly experienced Senior Legal Counsel with over 10 years of post-qualification experience (PQE) to join our team and provide strategic legal counsel to our dynamic organization.

Position Overview:
We are looking for an exceptional Senior Legal Counsel with a proven track record in both leading law firms and in-house legal departments. The ideal candidate will possess extensive experience in the financial services industry, including expertise in crypto, payments, and related regulatory matters. This role offers a unique opportunity to shape the legal landscape of the web3 space and work closely with our leadership team on transformative initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide strategic legal guidance on corporate governance and compliance.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate complex commercial agreements.
  • Stay abreast of evolving regulations in the crypto and payment sectors.
  • Advise on regulatory compliance and licensing requirements.
  • Lead and oversee investment transactions, including due diligence and structuring.
  • Provide legal counsel for fundraising and M&A activities within the web3 ecosystem.
  • Leverage extensive experience in the financial services industry to guide business decisions.
  • Develop and implement risk management strategies.
  • Prior experience as a regulator, such as time spent with MAS (Monetary Authority of Singapore), is highly desirable.
  • Use regulatory insights to navigate complex compliance challenges.
  • More than 10 years of post-qualification legal experience, with a strong focus on financial services.
  • Extensive experience in leading law firms and in-house legal departments.
  • Deep expertise in crypto, payments, and related regulatory matters.
  • Exceptional negotiation, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to provide strategic legal counsel and drive business objectives.
  • Admission to practice law in Singapore or eligibility to practice law in Singapore.