Associate General Counsel

Dublin, Ireland +1
Full time
Office
Compensation is not specified
Role
Attorney
Description

About the Company

Our mission at OKX is to lead the charge in transforming global systems with our state-of-the-art digital asset exchange, Web3 portal, and blockchain ecosystems. We are dedicated to fostering a more equitable, transparent, and accessible society through blockchain technology. Currently, we boast over 50 million users, have a team of 3000+ employees worldwide, and operate in 180+ countries. With a strong commitment to safety and reliability, we ensure trust through our Proof of Reserves system. We are also proud partners of projects in the Arts and Sports sectors.

About the Legal Team

The Legal team at OKX offers comprehensive legal guidance and support across all areas of operation and geographic regions. We work closely with all departments within the company to facilitate business growth and advancement. Our team is characterized by a fast-paced, collaborative environment where we thrive on handling cutting-edge legal challenges in the industry.

Currently, our Global Licensing team focuses on facilitating expansion into new markets by managing licensing strategies, engaging with regulatory bodies, and fostering collaboration with business partners.

Job Overview

In this key position at one of the fastest-growing global cryptocurrency exchanges, the Associate General Counsel will directly report to the European Deputy General Counsel based in Dublin. The ideal candidate will have a background in providing legal counsel to diverse and global organizations, possess strong interpersonal and decision-making skills, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Experience in the cryptocurrency and fintech industry is preferred.

We offer a competitive salary, bonus structure, and comprehensive benefits, providing an exciting opportunity to work in an innovative industry that represents the future of financial services.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Managing the licensing process in targeted jurisdictions alongside the Global Licensing Team.
  • Overseeing external legal counsel engagements.
  • Conducting legal research on global laws and regulations relevant to the crypto industry.
  • Providing legal and regulatory guidance on regional business strategies.
  • Collaborating with various teams on drafting and revising critical application materials.
  • Supporting company-wide projects by working closely with product and business development teams.
  • Assisting in civil or regulatory litigation matters and supervising external legal representation as needed.
  • Addressing legal requests from all business areas and offering advice on legal concepts to meet strategic business objectives.

Qualifications

  • Current membership with the Law Society of Ireland, a US state bar (CA or NY preferred), or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of experience at a top-tier law firm or in-house legal team, preferably within a regulated industry like financial services.
  • Enthusiasm for blockchain technology and a strong grasp of the legal and regulatory landscape.
  • Ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced, diverse work environment.
  • Strong ability to build trust and provide sound guidance to business teams.
  • Proficiency in navigating legal complexities and a proactive approach to work.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working on cross-jurisdictional matters and collaborating with global legal teams.
  • Regulatory background in the financial services industry.

Perks & Benefits

  • Competitive compensation package.
  • Learning and Development programs to support employee growth.
  • Various team-building programs and company events.
  • Wellness and meal allowances.
  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage for employees and dependents.
Skills Required
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OKX
Company size
Not specified
Location
United States
Description
OKX is a world-leading digital asset exchange, providing advanced financial services to traders worldwide leveraging blockchain technology. Our platform offers spot & derivatives trading helping traders optimize their strategy. It provides a safe, reliable and stable environment for digital assets trading via web interface and mobile app by adopting GSLB, and distributed server clusters. We believe blockchain technology will eliminate barriers to transactions, increase the efficiency of transactions across society, and eventually have a significant impact on the global economy. We strive to achieve something that changes the world and never stop to innovate and improve on our customer experience.

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