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Legal Counsel

  • London
  • Compliance & Legal
  • Highly competitive

DeFi Recruitment has partnered with one of the largest crypto-native algorithmic trading companies in digital assets. The firm provides liquidity across most cryptocurrency exchanges and trading platforms, a broad range of OTC trading solutions.
The Role
DeFi Recruitment is looking for a Lawyer to join a high performing team. The ideal applicant will have experience in traditional financial markets and digital assets.
We are looking for an entrepreneurial individual who thrives in a fast paced and dynamic environment. Ambition to work on leading edge challenges and opportunities specific to digital assets is a must. This role will cover multiple jurisdictions. You will work closely with the rest of the legal team as well as with the businesses directly: traders, business development, product, operations. You will also work on projects with the senior leadership team, such as COO, CEO, etc.

  • Lead legal-commercial negotiations: draft and negotiate agreements in relation to multiple business lines (OTC spot, liquidity provision, derivatives documentation, trading agreements, software agreements, and others)
  • Regulatory research & compliance guidance: work closely with the General Counsel and Deputy GC to monitor the legal and regulatory landscapes across jurisdictions; support financial regulatory compliance under each regulatory regime (FCA, MAS, SEC, CTFC, etc.); advise and support guidance on regulation of decentralized finance and protocols
  • Corporate: support and manage the corporate structure and governance across multiple entities and jurisdictions
  • Disputes and claims: assist the legal team and the business to resolve any commercial disputes efficiently while protecting the Company’s interests
  • External counsel: Manage external counsel as required, e.g. employment law, counsel in relation to other jurisdictions, etc. Assist with managing legal spend and review legal bills

Hard skills requirements:

  • 2-5 years of experience practicing law (qualified) at a top-tier law firm or as in-house counsel for a firm specialized in financial services, fintech and/or crypto;
  • Experience working in a high-performance, dynamic and high-growth environment is strongly preferred; self-motivation and drive is essential
  • Strong grasp of commercial law in relation to financial services, e.g. financial services contracts, trading agreements, derivatives documentation and others (OTC, structured products, lending agreements etc.)
  • Knowledge of regulations in relation to proprietary trading, financial services and crypto specifically those in the UK, Singapore, the USA and/or EU, general knowledge of regulations in other jurisdictions
  • Experience/understanding of the crypto industry, i.e. types of tokens, token governance, DAOs, blockchain foundations and decentralized organizations is strongly preferred
  • Experience with commercial litigation or dispute resolution is a plus
  • Curiosity and interest to learn other areas of law and business quickly
  • Proven ability to see the bigger picture and commercial strategy; quickly understand new functional areas and have a cross-functional mindset
  • Strong interest and curiosity in algorithmic trading and decentralized finance
  • Detail oriented, interested in delivering client-first solutions to legal and business problems
  • Experience with MS Office, Google Suite, CRM (eg Hubspot), CLM (Ironclad and/or Spotdraft)

For more information, please apply or email