Legal Counsel - Digital Assets (Remote)

Work Type: Full Time

Keyrock was founded in 2017 and has quickly grown from 3 to over 100 people today. As an industry recognized liquidity provider and market maker, Keyrock is a leading European creator of algorithmic trading technologies in the digital asset space. With VC backing including Series B investment from Ripple, a constantly expanding global client base, and revenues growth 13x in 2021, Keyrock is one of Belgium’s fastest-growing fintech companies.

We’re currently active on over 80 exchanges and count numerous marketplaces and asset issuers among our clients, including some of the best-known companies in the digital assets space. 

Keyrock's beating heart is its technical team filled with crypto and DeFi natives, software engineers, digital scientists and academics, who themselves are supported by university professors, industry-leading experts and a strong management team. Over the years Keyrock has become a company that is both idealistic and practical.

We are looking for Keyrocks first in-house Legal Counsel, who will work closely across all Teams, to provide practical legal advice that will aid our business growth in a sound way. We envisage suitable candidates will come from a traditional Financial Services background, ideally with capital markets exposure, and possess the ability to learn the nuances of the cryptocurrency industry quickly and effectively.  

Job description

  • Draft and negotiate agreements in relation to our activities : market making agreements, OTC agreements, NDA's, lending contracts etc. 

  • Provide legal advice related to Keyrock’s products and operations globally

  • Provide legal support to finance, operations, Compliance, HR and any other internal function where needed

  • Interfacing with customers, strategic partners, and industry groups in relation to legal matters

  • Manage the corporate structure across multiple entities and jurisdictions

  • Interact with external counsels

  • Optimise contract management throughout the whole organisation

Background and experience

  • Relevant legal qualifications and membership of legal industry bodies

  • 5-10 years of combined relevant experience at an established law firm and/or in house, with substantive involvement in a combination of Capital Markets, Fintech and/or digital-assets industries

  • A strong track record of delivering practical legal advice and solutions in cross-border financial environments

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet tight deadlines and act decisively

  • Ability to present complex issues in a clear and concise manner and provide succinct, practical, and results-oriented legal advice that appropriately balances risk and risk mitigants

  • Experience working with, and advising senior leadership including C-Suite interaction

  • Organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, and flexible in navigating cross-functional teams

  • Excellent analytical skills and business judgment

  • Knowledge of Belgian commercial law would be a big plus 

Our recruitment philosophy

We believe the most important aspect of our recruitment process is self-awareness: we are looking for people who have a clear understanding of themselves and what they are looking for in their professional career. That means that we expect to work with people who not only have the right skills, but who have also made the conscious decision to look for a company in our industry and with our characteristics. An ideal team member is assertive and collaborative at the same time and has a strong drive to generate robust results in a sustainable way. 

Our offer

  • A competitive salary package, including benefits that you choose and manage according to your needs and those of your family (car/bike, meal vouchers, health insurance, 25 days  off, etc.) 

  • Complete autonomy in your time management thanks to flexible working hours and the opportunity to work remotely 

  • The freedom to create your own entrepreneurial experience by being part of a team of people in search of excellence 

  • A ton of fun in a thriving and multicultural environment, with colleagues enjoying regular team building activities 

Keyrock offers you both a career and a large range of benefits that we will gladly discuss in the course of the application process.

As an employer we are committed to build an inclusive, diverse and non-discriminating work environment. We welcome employees of all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, creed and sexual orientation. We hire, reward and promote entirely based on merit and performance.

Keyrock only accepted Direct Applications for this position.

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