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Junior Legal Counsel (HK)

Hong Kong
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023
Join the Pioneer Crypto Brand in the Philippines!
Coins is the most established crypto brand in The Philippines and has gained the trust of more than 18 million users. Through the easy-to-use mobile app, users can buy and sell a variety of different cryptocurrencies and access a wide range of financial services.
Coins is fully regulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and is the first ever crypto-based company in Asia to hold both Virtual Currency and Electronic Money Issuer licenses from a central bank.

What you'll do

  • Provide clear and actionable counsel to the business on risk management, finance, corporate governance and reporting, data protection, anti-money laundering and other functional and operational units.
  • Provide practical advice on legal issues and risks in a risk-tolerant, but compliance-oriented environment, including the impact on the company’s long-term strategy for business.
  • Provide innovative legal solutions for complex projects involving new technologies to support commercial objectives including the analysis and advice on new regulatory guidance in the fintech industry.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a range of commercial contracts, such as but not limited to vendor contracts and investment agreements.
  • Serve as part of a multi-jurisdiction legal team.
  • Assist in guiding and driving licensing efforts and eliminating regulatory and operational blockers by collaborating with cross-functional teams internally and engaging with local regulators.
  • Assist in drafting/maintaining board resolutions.
  • Assist in monitoring and completion of all statutory/regulatory reporting and compliance requirements;Other responsibilities not listed here but reasonably assumed to be a function of the Junior Legal Counsel’s position/role.

What we expect from you

  • Minimum 3 -5 years of post-qualification experience in general corporate law, contracts, labor laws and HK regulatory compliance.
  • Familiarity with, and a working knowledge of, key government organizations such as SFC, AMLO will be essential.
  • Experience with the role of company secretary or secretary to a board or other governance bodies will be valuable, but not essential.
  • Excellent judgment, analytical rigor, clear communication, and business pragmatism.A good team player, agile, and can adapt to a fast-paced, high-intensity environment.
  • Motivated self-starter with a passion for payments and cryptocurrency and requires minimal supervision.
  • Fluency in English with outstanding writing and communication skills.
Join the Coins Team Now!
Meaningful Collaborations - The successful candidate will work cross-functionally with other relevant teams to carry out implementations that will improve and create an impact on customer experience.
Scalable Growth - Be part of a fast-growing organization with the vision to expand its territories outside APAC which will provide opportunities for career advancement.
A Space For Bright Ideas - Let your bright ideas be converted into meaningful changes! Coins culture welcomes new ideas backed up by data to create an impact.