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Associate Counsel


1 month ago

Job type: Full-time

Remote (Hong Kong)

Hiring from: Hong Kong

Category: Finance / Legal

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?
  • Assist in handling ongoing litigations and arbitrations in jurisdictions where the business has operations 
  • Manage legal efforts in response to contentious inquiries, including managing pre-litigious and regulatory matters, encountered by the company and internal stakeholders Take charge of external communication with external counsels and negotiating with the opposition
  • Provide proactive, in-depth, commercially sensible legal advice to all stakeholders
  • Support in the development and implementation of legal strategy to reduce the risk of disputes while balancing against the organisation’s overall business strategy. Assist in negotiation of contracts for different business lines in the ecosystem, and support in a variety of risk management projects
  • Be responsible for drafting and reviewing court, arbitration documents, liaison and settlement agreements
  • 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
  • Take prudent risks within the context of the overall business, and advise and implement solutions to address issues identified
  • Provide administrative support to manage billing, legal contracts, corporate documents and other documentation
  • General overall support to the legal team
  • Qualified lawyer in dispute resolution with 2-6 years of experience at a reputable global law firm in Hong Kong, Singapore or other common law jurisdictions, in-house experience a plus
  • Knowledge of financial products (including spot trading, margin trading, futures and options) essential
  • Experience with handling disputes for traditional financial institutions and cryptocurrency organisations highly preferred
  • Experience with handling regulatory inquiries, requests for information and investigation a plus
  • Interest in the cryptocurrency industry and its development
  • Bachelors or Master of Laws degree from a top law school
  • Strong team player and good business sense
  • 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 handle risks and manage disputes
  • Excellent legal drafting and interpretation skills
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English, fluency in Chinese (Mandarin) is a plus
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

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