Senior Corporate Counsel - EMEA

United Kingdom, London

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Binance is the global blockchain company behind the world’s largest digital asset exchange by trading volume and users, serving a greater mission to accelerate cryptocurrency adoption and increase the freedom of money.
Are you looking to be a part of the most influential company in the blockchain industry and contribute to the crypto-currency revolution that is changing the world?

Responsibilities

  • Drive the development and implementation of group legal strategy and contribute to the development of the organization’s general business strategy.
  • Provide proactive, in-depth, business focused advice and counsel.
  • Manage legal efforts in response to matters encountered by the company and internal stakeholders and provide sound and robust legal advice and support; and taking charge of external communication on legal matters including negotiation with external parties where needs.
  • Assist in transactional activities including M&A, restructuring and even JV in the EMEA jurisdiction.
  • Assist in negotiation of contracts for different business lines in the ecosystem, and support in a variety of transactional and corporate governance initiatives.
  • Be responsible for drafting and reviewing legal documents and provide holistic risk assessment and suggestions to enhance business value while mitigating downside risk across multiple areas of the company.
  • Partner with cross-functional and regional teams and provide support on legal matters of varying complexity, sensitivity, and tangibility.
  • Provide legal business partner training and counsel non-Legal associates to enable stronger legal acumen across the company.
  • Anticipate and maintain up-to-date knowledge of current laws relevant to your own substantive area to provide strategic advice and foster compliance.
  • Identify legal framework developments, align and promote consistency of approach in legal matters between the internal stakeholders.
  • Take prudent risks within the context of the overall business, and advise and implement solutions to address issues identified. 

Requirements

  • Only applicants based in the UK need apply.
  • Qualified lawyer of a common wealth jurisdiction or in one of Europe's jurisdictions.
  • Minimum of 8 years of post qualification experience working in-house at a reputable organisation.
  • Strong team player and good business sense.
  • Ideally trained in a reputable law firm within the corporate practice with a transactional focus, ie M&A/PE/VC.
  • Restructuring and Fund Raising experience is also required.
  • Possesses solid legal technical expertise as well as sound business and people judgement sense.
  • Hands on at work and can be independent in managing complex projects.
  • Can develop relevant and creative solutions to meet current and evolving business needs.
  • Excellent legal drafting and interpretation skills.
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and organisational skills.
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.
Conditions• Do something meaningful; Be a part of the future of finance technology and the no.1 company in the industry• Fast moving, challenging and unique business problems• International work environment and flat organisation• Great career development opportunities in a growing company• Possibility for relocation and international transfers mid-career• Competitive salary• Flexible working hours, Casual work attire
Job region(s): Europe
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