Commercial Legal Counsel - Ledger Enterprise Services



London, UK
Posted on Monday, March 25, 2024
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Founded in 2014, Ledger is the global platform for digital assets and Web3. Over 20% of the world’s crypto assets are secured through our Ledger Nanos. Headquartered in Paris and Vierzon, with offices in the UK, US, Switzerland and Singapore, Ledger has a team of more than 900 professionals developing a variety of products and services to enable individuals and companies to securely buy, store, swap, grow and manage crypto assets – including the Ledger hardware wallets line with more than 6 millions units already sold in 200 countries.
At Ledger, we embody the values that make us unique: Pragmatism, Audacity, Commitment, Trust and Transparency. Hear from our employees how they shape the work we do here.
In the context of growth, Ledger is seeking a Commercial Legal Counsel to join its Commercial Legal Team (which is part of our legal team), to help support our growing Ledger Enterprise Services (LES) business.
This is a strategic role and as a Commercial Legal Counsel, you will report to the Senior Legal Director for the Commercial Legal Team and be part of a team composed of dynamic and talented lawyers from different backgrounds and various industries. You will be exposed to cutting edge legal and commercial topics in the rapidly evolving blockchain and crypto industry, where the story is yet to be written.

Missions :

  • Be first point of contact for LES and lead the legal support for commercial engagements and assist in the drafting and review of a wide variety of commercial agreements to meet business and legal requirements, including LES Agreements, sales and distribution agreements, IT agreements, marketing agreements, general terms & conditions, direct and indirect procurement agreements, confidentiality agreements and requests for proposals.
  • Help the business develop new go-to-market strategies and products and services, and advise on the same.
  • Improve existing contract templates and create new ones, working closely with other functions and legal team members.
  • Research and advise on relevant laws which could apply to Ledger directly or could otherwise impact LES.
  • Define and drive improvements in the management of legal processes and contract documentation flows, approvals, reporting and archiving consistent with internal processes.
  • Work closely with other functions to contribute to the development of internal tools and to the improvement of existing processes, guidelines and policies.
  • Ensure that KYB and other processes are followed and progress efficiently.
  • Advise on disputes and help the broader legal team in improving and creating compliant solutions to resolve complicated business challenges.
  • As a general note, Ledger being a scale-up, we also expect the Commercial Legal Counsel, as part of the legal team, to be flexible and jump in on other topics and help other team members in other areas as the need may arise from time to time.

What we're looking for ?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law or non-law degree with GDL/Diploma.
  • Current Practicing Certificate (English Qualification).
  • At least 5 years commercial legal experience dealing with Platform as a Service (PaaS) or similar businesses at a global law firm and/or in-house legal department.
  • Excellent experience with contract drafting and negotiation in English. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Very rigorous, pragmatic and business oriented.
  • Ability to be autonomous and meet deadlines, and organize, prioritize and multitask.
  • Creative and practical thinker who can communicate information accurately and completely, while being concise and digestible for non-lawyers.
  • Collaborative team player standing ready to help colleagues.
  • At ease in a high growth, fast paced and innovative environment.
  • Knowledge of the crypto industry is a plus but not required.

What's in it for you ?

  • Equity: Employees are the foundation of our success, and we award stock options so you can share in that success as we grow
  • Flexibility: A hybrid work policy
  • Social: Frequent social events, snacks and drinks in our Holborn office
  • Medical: Comprehensive health insurance policy offering extensive medical, dental and vision care coverage
  • Well-being: Personal development, coaching & fitness with our dedicated partners
  • Vacation: 28 days of paid leave per year, in addition to national holidays
  • High tech: Access to high performance office equipment and gadgets, including Apple products
  • Transport: Ledger reimburses part of your preferred means of transportation
  • Discounts: Employee discount on all our products.
We are an equal opportunity employer for all without any distinction of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, social status, disability or age.