Associate Corporate Counsel



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United Kingdom
Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2024

Building the Future of Crypto

Our Krakenites are a world-class team with crypto conviction, united by our desire to discover and unlock the potential of crypto and blockchain technology.

What makes us different?

Kraken is a mission-focused company rooted in crypto values. As a Krakenite, you’ll join us on our mission to accelerate the global adoption of crypto, so that everyone can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. For over a decade, Kraken’s focus on our mission and crypto ethos has attracted many of the most talented crypto experts in the world.

Before you apply, please read the Kraken Culture page to learn more about our internal culture, values, and mission.

As a fully remote company, we have Krakenites in 60+ countries who speak over 50 languages. Krakenites are industry pioneers who develop premium crypto products for experienced traders, institutions, and newcomers to the space. Kraken is committed to industry-leading security, crypto education, and world-class client support through our products like Kraken Pro, Kraken NFT, and Kraken Futures.

Become a Krakenite and build the future of crypto!

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The team

Join our growing, worldwide corporate legal team of more than 12 attorneys and paraprofessionals working on matters such as international corporate structuring, product formation, public company preparedness, and equity financings to further Kraken’s mission.

The Opportunity

Corporate Governance:

Support corporate governance matters in the UK and EU:

  • Preparing for, managing and supporting board meetings, preparing board and shareholder consents, advising on committee, board and management membership requirements, providing corporate support for international licensing efforts and disclosures and leading geo-entity formation, dissolution and strategic partnership efforts.

  • Managing and ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements in accordance with Irish, UK and European corporate laws.

  • Ensuring Board documents and structures adhere to the standards required for regulated financial entities in the UK/EU.

  • Maintaining up to date corporate records, registers, and documentation.

Strong Communication and Cross Functional Collaboration:

  • Working closely with the UK/EU regulatory teams, the global M/A Team and EU Privacy legal teams to meet project deadlines and provide accurate advice.

  • Willing to work to facilitate US time-zone when necessary.

  • Acting as point of contact for the European legal team on matters of corporate governance and subsidiary management.

  • Liaising and instructing external legal counsel and professionals as necessary.

  • Preparing correspondence, communications and reports to support the legal team.

Skills you should HODL

  • 2+ years of experience as a corporate counsel either in-house or at a law firm;

  • Degree in law and be a fully qualified lawyer in either the UK or another EU jurisdiction;

  • Experience in corporate governance and UK/EU corporate law including some initial M&A experience or experience in setting up entities for the financial services industry;

  • Basic understanding of GDPR and privacy laws within the EU;

  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (second European language is a bonus);

  • Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy in record-keeping,

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

Nice to Have

  • Experience with regulated financial services firms

  • Experience with entity licensing and compliance

  • Prior in-house experience at a technology company is a plus.

  • Familiarity with regulatory frameworks and compliance requirements in Ireland, the UK or other European jurisdictions.

  • Passion for the crypto industry.


Kraken is powered by people from around the world and we celebrate all Krakenites for their diverse talents, backgrounds, contributions and unique perspectives. We hire strictly based on merit, meaning we seek out the candidates with the right abilities, knowledge, and skills considered the most suitable for the job. We encourage you to apply for roles where you don't fully meet the listed requirements, especially if you're passionate or knowledgable about crypto!

As an equal opportunity employer, we don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Whether that’s based on race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws.

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