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Regulatory Counsel


1 month ago

Job type: Full-time

Remote (UK & EU only)

Hiring from: UK & EU only

Category: Finance / Legal

About Kraken
Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion.  Founded in 2011 and with over 4 million clients, Kraken is one of the world's largest, most successful bitcoin exchanges and we're growing faster than ever. Our range of successful products are playing an important role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets.  We attract people who constantly push themselves to think differently and chart exciting new paths in a rapidly growing industry. Kraken is a diverse group of dreamers and doers who see value in being radically transparent. Let's change the way the world thinks about money! Join the revolution!
About the Role
This is a remote role based out of Europe.
  • Drive all UK/EU regulatory strategy for banking, money transmitter, commodity derivatives and securities regulation in the crypto industry for Kraken’s spot, OTC and benchmarks products
  • Advise management and the board on the day-to-day operations, corporate governance requirements and regulatory requirements of Kraken’s market-leading UK Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF)
  • Advise Kraken globally on GDPR and local privacy laws both in and outside of the UK and EU
  • Advocate for better crypto policy before UK and EU financial services regulators
  • Oversee UK/EU legislative advocacy and policy efforts
  • Oversee and streamline internal regulated processes for Kraken Futures in close consultation with the compliance team
  • Act as product counsel to guide new product ideation and creation in situ with the product and strategy teams
  • Demonstrated passion for crypto
  • A proactive, entrepreneurial mindset
  • An opportunity-making attitude, using the law to increase the company’s optionality, not decrease it
  • At least six years of relevant experience applying banking, money transmitter, securities and derivatives laws, whether in-house or at a top law firm
  • Admission to practice law in the UK or an EU member state
We’re powered by people from around the world with their own unique backgrounds and experiences. We value all Krakenites and their talents, contributions, and perspectives.
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