Legal Counsel - Financial Markets Regulation

Crypto.com

Crypto.com

Accounting & Finance, Legal
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023
The Legal team provides legal and regulatory advice to ensure that all CDC products and services are compliant per local regulations while also meeting the needs of CDC customers. The team interfaces externally with regulators and service providers to safeguard CDC from legal liabilities. Focus areas include Commercial and Regulatory/ Product.
Commercial team focuses on dealing with complex and general external commercial matters, facilitating deals, negotiation and commercial transactions; handling dispute matters with customers and other external parties; and privacy matters, including Legal Enforcement Requests and general requests for information from external parties; the role will also be dealing with other day-to-day corporate matters, including NDA Agreements, SaaS Agreements, Licensing Agreements, Service Agreements.
Regulatory/Product team provides proactive and solution-oriented legal and regulatory advice and guidance to multiple stakeholders to enable the development and launch of Crypto products and services in a way that meets our obligations as well as the needs of our customers. Work cross-functionally to identify, analyze, and mitigate legal and regulatory risks (while maximizing commercial opportunities) related to the introduction of new products and services. Also represents Crypto.com on a variety of topics before federal and state regulators, financial partners, and other external audiences
The Legal team provides legal and regulatory advice to ensure that all Crypto.com products and services are compliant per local regulations while also meeting the needs of Crypto.com customers. The team interfaces externally with regulators and service providers to safeguard Crypto.com from legal liabilities. Focus areas include Regulatory/ Product.The Regulatory/Product team provides proactive and solution-oriented legal and regulatory advice and guidance to multiple stakeholders to enable the development and launch of Crypto.com products and services in a way that meets our obligations as well as the needs of our customers. Work cross-functionally to identify, analyze, and mitigate legal and regulatory risks (while maximizing commercial opportunities) related to the introduction of new products and services. Also represents Crypto.com on a variety of topics before regulators, financial partners, and other external audiences.
Responsibilities
-You will be part of the Crypto.com Legal team handling legal and regulatory matters involving the following: Markets In Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID); Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR); Investment Firms Regulation and Directive (IFR/IFD); the Regulation on Market Abuse (MAR), and Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCA).
-Focus on legal and regulatory matters involving a diverse range of financial instruments, including derivatives, and the regulatory requirements of such financial instruments, including access, disclosures, and trade flows.
-Lead the processes for filing investment firm licenses and maintaining them under MiFID and other applicable laws and regulations.
-Contribute to the process of authorisation as cryptoasset service provider under MiCA regulation.
-Assist in the implementation of MiCA, working across the Crypto.com enterprise in order to deliver projects under high priority deadlines.
-Draft, review, and update policies/procedures and terms and conditions and other rules related to the trading of MiFID-regulated products.
-Assisting in drafting, reviewing and updating policies/procedures and terms and conditions and other rules related to the trading of MiCA-regulated products.
-Represent and lead the communication of Crypto.com on a variety of topics with NCAs, ESMA, and other relevant regulators.
-Reviewing marketing and sales literature, presentations, and other educational materials for compliance with applicable MiFID and MiCA laws and regulations.
-Work with external counsel to ensure our arrangements comply with relevant law and regulation in jurisdictions where we operate.
Requirements
-Qualified/licensed lawyer with at least 5 years of experience in financial product legal and regulatory work handling issues for MiFID-regulated clients in a major law firm or as a licensed MiFID entity.
-Excellent knowledge of EU financial law (MiFID, EMIR, IFR, IFD, MAR, etc) and track record of going through license processes under these frameworks.
-Familiarity with industry practices and professional standards.
-Experience implementing markets and traditional finance rules in the EU.
-Familiarity with MiCA and willingness to become subject matter expert in the area of this new regulation.
-Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
-Strong organizational/project management skills, ability to handle high volume and balance competing demands.
-Ability to develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders.
-Willingness to accommodate calls and meetings with different time zones when required.
-Able to identify problems, issues and able to propose solutions.
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Life @ Crypto.com
Empowered to think big. Try new opportunities while working with a talented, ambitious and supportive team.
Transformational and proactive working environment. Elevate employees to find thoughtful and innovative solutions.
Growth from within. We help to develop new skill-sets that would impact the shaping of your personal and professional growth.
Work Culture. Our colleagues are some of the best in the industry; we are all here to help and support one another.
One cohesive team. Engage stakeholders to achieve our ultimate goal - Cryptocurrency in every wallet.
Are you ready to kickstart your future with us?
Benefits
Competitive salary
Medical insurance package with extended coverage to dependents
Attractive annual leave entitlement including: birthday, work anniversary
Work Flexibility Adoption. Flexi-work hour and hybrid or remote set-up
Aspire career alternatives through us. Our internal mobility program can offer employees a diverse scope.
Work Perks: crypto.com visa card provided upon joining
Our Crypto.com benefits packages vary depending on region requirements, you can learn more from our talent acquisition team.
About Crypto.com:
Founded in 2016, Crypto.com serves more than 80 million customers and is the world's fastest growing global cryptocurrency platform. Our vision is simple: Cryptocurrency in Every Wallet™. Built on a foundation of security, privacy, and compliance, Crypto.com is committed to accelerating the adoption of cryptocurrency through innovation and empowering the next generation of builders, creators, and entrepreneurs to develop a fairer and more equitable digital ecosystem.
Learn more at https://crypto.com.
Crypto.com is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to creating an environment where opportunities are presented to everyone in a fair and transparent way. Crypto.com values diversity and inclusion, seeking candidates with a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills that complement and strengthen our team.
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Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.