An experienced Legal Counsel is required to assist the Company's Legal team, focusing on new product development and strategic growth projects. Reporting to the General Counsel (and designated Senior Legal Counsel), he/she will assist with providing advice to various parts of the business, and in particular providing and coordinating legal input to support the Business Development, Financial Products and other revenue functions. He/she will also be expected to be comfortable assisting the Legal team with a broad range of other legal matters.
Providing and coordinating Legal input on new product and business line initiatives, including:
Reviewing proposals for business growth and assisting with feasibility review;
Advising on structuring and documentation for new products and business lines (working with internal and external legal input);
Assisting with implementation and execution of new products.
Legal aspects of growth projects, including:
Provision of legal input in response to business strategy set by management, working closely with internal and external stakeholders and advisers, such as licensing or geographic expansion initiatives;
Coordination of Legal-led, cross-functional projects such as legal and regulatory technology implementation and other technical development programmes with significant legal-driven components; Working with technology teams including Product, Product Engineering, DevOps and Security functions to provide commercially-driven legal solutions;
Assistance with assessment and proactive management of legal risk management across platform development initiatives (including platform feature and function developments and new delivery channels).
Instructing and communicating with external legal counsel as necessary.
Thought leadership within the Legal team as well as the wider business.
Assisting with any specific matters requested by the General Counsel or designated Senior Legal Counsel, which may include advising on and drafting contracts, monitoring and advising on applicable and developing rules and regulations, assessing and advising on other legal risks affecting the Company, and advising on internal policies and procedures
Skills and Experience:
Structured products and derivatives experience, with a track record of structuring and executing a range of complex, cross-border transactions.
Experience managing projects with a regulatory, accounting or tax-efficiency dimension.
Interest in the digital assets sector and curiosity to learn about a dynamic and emerging industry.
Comfortable working autonomously and under time pressure.
A critical thinker with an ability to communicate clearly.
6-8 years of post-qualification legal experience in a common law jurisdiction