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Cake Group
Head of Legal
about 1 month ago | 216 views | 5 applications

Head of Legal

Full-time
Singapore
Per year
$88,000 To $150,000

About the company

Founded in 2019, Cake Group (“Cake”) is one of the fastest growing digital assets innovators. Cake empowers investors to generate returns on their digital assets through decentralized finance (DeFi) services and applications in a secure and transparent way. Cake operates four core businesses, including its retail arm, Bake, and its institutional arm, Levain. Birthday Research is our research and development arm, while Whisk is our venture capital arm. Bake is a one-stop platform that provides retail investors easy access to DeFi services and applications, empowering them to generate returns on their cryptocurrencies in a secure and transparent way. Levain offers institutions a secure gateway to DeFi, empowering them to personally manage their digital assets through self-custodial technology and instant multi-chain access to DeFi protocols—all in a transparent and secure manner. Birthday Research focuses on developing best-in-class blockchain and digital asset technologies through open-source blockchain research and development. Its aim is to allow DeFi to be leveraged by enterprises in a trustworthy, safe, and compliant manner. We want to transform and decentralise finance with tomorrow’s technology. This is where you come in. Join a company that is at the forefront of bleeding-edge innovations in the blockchain world. You will be empowered to push boundaries and think out of the box. You will get to work with a bunch of ridiculously motivated and talented people. And most importantly, you'll have fun. The best places to work at, are often also the most fun to work at. That's us. We hire based on merit, fit, and strong alignment to our culture. Our culture is defined by 7 team principles: Integrity, Resourcefulness, Ownership, Meritocratic Decision-making, Customer Obsession, Radical Candour, and Passion. These 7 principles guide our company, our people, and our work. At Cake Group, our culture is our pride. It has been instrumental to our success, so we are steadfast in our commitment to it. We welcome you to add to it.

Job Summary

What you'll do:

📍Provide strategic legal guidance and leadership across all aspects of the business, including corporate governance, commercial transactions, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, data privacy, disputes and decentralized finance (DeFi). 📍Support a team of legal, risk and compliance professionals, fostering a collaborative and high-performing culture while overseeing day-to-day legal operations and priorities. 📍Partner closely with cross-functional teams to proactively identify, assess, and mitigate legal and regulatory risks associated with new products, initiatives, and partnerships. 📍Drive the development and implementation of robust compliance programs, ensuring adherence to AML/KYC obligations, data protection laws, and other regulatory requirements. 📍Stay abreast of evolving regulatory developments and industry trends in the crypto and blockchain space, providing strategic counsel and thought leadership to inform business decisions. 📍Oversee the negotiation, drafting, and review of complex agreements, including user agreements, licensing agreements, and strategic partnerships, leveraging external resources as needed. 📍Manage and prepare documents for corporate secretarial matters, including board governance, shareholder relations, and regulatory filings, to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. 📍Review and analyze consumer law aspects including terms and conditions, as well as marketing materials for compliance. 📍Demonstrate proficiency in dispute resolution and adeptly manage external legal counsel in consumer law matters.

What you'll need:

📍A degree from a recognized and accredited institution, admitted to a common law jurisdiction, with a strong academic record and demonstrated expertise in fintech, M&A, regulatory compliance, or related fields. 📍Minimum 5+ years of post-qualification experience, including significant experience in both leading law firms and in-house legal departments, preferably within the fintech or blockchain industry. 📍Proven track record of navigating legal complexities in fast-paced, high-growth environments, with the ability to thrive in ambiguous and rapidly evolving situations. 📍Exceptional leadership and communication skills, with a collaborative and inclusive approach to team management and stakeholder engagement. 📍Deep understanding of the legal and regulatory challenges unique to the Web3 ecosystem, with a passion for driving innovation and pushing boundaries in the decentralized finance space. 📍Strong business acumen and strategic mindset, with the ability to balance legal risks with business objectives and drive impactful outcomes.

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