Head of Legal, UK

Who We Are:
OKX is revolutionising world systems through our cutting-edge digital asset exchange, Web3 portal and blockchain ecosystems
We are deeply committed to shaping a fairer, more transparent and accessible society through blockchain technology and to date, we have 50+ million users, 3000+ employees and 180+ countries believing in the same vision as us
We are safe and reliable, backed by our Proof of Reserves
As strong supporters of the Arts and Sports, we are proud partners of

 
About the Team:
The Global Legal team provides legal advice and guidance to OKX and its affiliated entities across all coverage areas and geographic locations, and supports business growth by working with all teams within the company to help them achieve their goals
Our team of 20+ attorneys are located around the world, and handle legal matters in literally hundreds of countries across the globe
The OKX General Counsel is based in San Francisco, CA

 
About the Opportunity:
As a Deputy General Counsel and Head of Legal in the U
K
, you will work closely with all members of the Global Legal team and business leaders throughout the company, but will primarily support the Company's U
K
entity (OKX U
K
)
You will be working from OKX's London office three days a week
You may work remotely two days a week

 
The right candidate will have direct legal experience and an enthusiastic belief in the cryptocurrency/digital asset space, 12+ years of experience working for a top-tier law firm or in-house at a prestigious financial services or cryptocurrency company, and possess excellent writing and analytical skills
The ideal candidate possesses experience in financial services, cryptocurrency/digital assets, U
K
licensing, marketing and advertising, and local securities laws

We offer a competitive base salary and bonus structure as well as excellent benefits and an opportunity to work in a cutting-edge industry that will be the future of financial services

 
What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Supporting OKX’s business expansion into the United Kingdom
    This role will be the primary legal point of contact for the newly-formed OKX U
    K
    entity, and will be called upon to support the business in its licensing and legal efforts to expand into the U
    K
    market;
  • Supporting the business in virtually all legal coverage areas, including but not limited to product development, global regulatory matters, IP and trademark enforcement, corporate governance, licensing efforts, token listings for OKX U
    K
    , contract negotiation, compliance legal support, institutional sales and partnerships, and marketing and advertising;
  • Analyzing and advising on the legal risk of new and existing digital assets and managing the legal component of the new asset review process;
  • Collaborating with product and business development teams to achieve company-wide projects and goals; and
  • Managing legal requests from all areas of the business and effectively advising on legal concepts and legal risk with an eye towards the strategic goals of business leaders

 
What We Look For In You:

  • Law degree at a top-tier law school and qualified to practice law in the U
    K
    ;
  • Resident of London;
  • 12+ years of legal experience at a top-tier law firm and/or in-house legal team, preferably in the cryptocurrency/digital assets and/or financial services industry;
  • Experience advising on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology legal issues and have a basic understanding of the relevant legal and regulatory landscape;
  • Experience working with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and obtaining U
    K
    financial services and/or crypto exchange licenses
  • Comfortable working independently in a fast-paced, growth-stage and multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to effectively advise and build trust with business teams;
  • Ability to navigate through a rapidly-changing legal landscape and deal with legal ambiguity;
  • Ability to work in a high-functioning legal team and feel comfortable in a collaborative working environment

Perks & Benefits

  • Competitive total compensation package
  • L&D programs and Education subsidy for employees’ growth and development
  • Various team building programs and company events
  • More that we love to tell you along the process!

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