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Legal Counsel - Growing Crypto Firm (Fully Remote Europe)

  • Location: England
  • £ Salary: Negotiable per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 7 months ago

  • Sector: Financial Services
  • Contact: Patrick Waugh
  • Expiry Date: 08 June 2023
  • Job Ref: JN -032023-477624

Hydrogen is working on an exciting opportunity for a Legal Counsel to join a fast growing legal and regulatory consultancy firm with an international portfolio of clients across the crypto and blockchain industries.

The successful candidate will be working on regulatory matters falling within the scope of the European legislative frameworks as well as have the opportunity to touch upon regulatory matters relating to other jurisdictions across other continents. You will be working a wide variety of cutting-edge regulatory projects and exposed to some of the most prominent players in the industry. This is a brilliant opportunity to join a highly experienced and driven team, with ample flexibility and support to further one's knowledge and professional development.

This organisation offers fully remote working options to employees across Europe.


· Providing legal support and regulatory advice to clients, primarily in relation to crypto-assets, company law, investment services, financial institutions, capital markets and funds;

· Drafting of legal opinions and reviewing legal opinions of more junior lawyers, including amongst others, classifying tokens/crypto-assets under various legal regimes;

· Drafting and reviewing of agreements, policies, procedures or any other documents required by clients;

· Communicating effectively with external parties, including local and foreign competent authorities and external consultants;

· Assisting clients with licence applications, including drafting/ reviewing of business plans and liaising with competent authorities.

· Keeping up to date with legislative and regulatory changes affecting the business, including the financial services and crypto-asset sectors

Skills required

· Qualified lawyer with 1+ years' PQE worth of hands-on experience in investment services, financial institutions and/or capital markets with a keen interest in following the latest developments across such industries, particularly the crypto-asset industry;

· Preference will be given to those candidates who also have additional experience or working knowledge in data protection and intellectual property law.

· A strong grasp of company law, contract law, European Union law and financial services legislation;

· Strong client relationship management skills, able to communicate effectively through various channels;

· A personality driven by excellence with a high-standard service mentality when dealing with clients and third-parties;

· An ability to work in a fast-paced environment and remaining composed under pressure; and

· Fluency in the English language, both spoken and written is a must.

If you would like to find out more on a confidential basis, please express your interest via this page or email