Senior Counsel, Regulatory (UK)

Kraken Digital Asset Exchange

United Kingdom

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  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 , , and through our products like , , and 
Become a Krakenite and build the future of crypto!The Team

Join our growing regulatory legal team (16 professionals) working on matters such as advisory, licensing, regulatory inquiries and product set up – all to further Kraken’s mission

The Opportunity

    • Advise a comprehensively authorised crypto native exchange in the UK, with the most diverse product set and a leading market share
      Kraken currently operates an FCA registered crypto asset business, FCA authorised investment firm, and FCA authorised benchmarks administrator
    • Plan and implement company-wide regulatory strategy for the rapidly evolving  regulatory landscape in the crypto industry
    • Work at the cutting edge of the UK financial services regime, particularly with regard to FSMA and the FCA Handbook, Payment Services & E-Money Regulation, the MLRs, and the UK’s future regulatory regime for crypto assets
    • Guide new product creation and regulatory acquisition strategy working with the product and strategy teams
    • Work with prominent financial services regulators and policy makers on challenging regulatory issues

Skills to HODL

    • UK qualified lawyer 
    • 8+ years of relevant experience applying financial regulations, whether at a top law firm, in house, or a financial regulator
    • Mindset that is team-oriented, plus proactive and entrepreneurial: an opportunity-making person who uses the law to increase the company’s optionality, not decrease it
    • Interest in the crypto industry / what our company is offering to the world and why

Nice to haves

    • Experience of Australian financial services regulation
    • Experience both in-house and at a law firm
    • Experience at a regulator

Location Tagging – #UKKraken 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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