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Legal Associate - Blockchain
at Status
11 months ago | 1122 views | 6 applications

Legal Associate - Blockchain


About the company

Status is building the tools and infrastructure for the advancement of a secure, private, and open web3. As a product, Status is an open-source, Ethereum-based app that gives users the power to chat, transact, and access a revolutionary world of DApps on the decentralized web. With the high-level goals of preserving the right to privacy, mitigating the risk of censorship, and promoting economic trade in a transparent, open manner, Status is building a community where anyone is welcome to join and contribute. As an organization, Status seeks to push the web3 ecosystem forward through research, creation of developer tools, and support of the open source community.

Job Summary

You will advise and assist with the following:

📍Assist the in-house legal team with requests as needed, ranging from contract drafting and management to reporting, as well as responding to urgent matters from all Status teams; 📍Take ownership of selected projects from idea to execution and post-closing monitoring; 📍Understand priorities, legal and regulatory needs and risks of Status; Review, draft and amend a variety of commercial agreements, service agreements and NDAs; 📍Research legal and regulatory risks and implications to help Status meet its compliance obligations in rapidly changing regulatory environments; 📍Monitor compliance concerns across all teams (including async group chats with time sensitive requests); 📍Interact and work with finance, operations, tech teams and service providers as regulatory obligations and internal controls expand; 📍Maintain record keeping and file system for legal documentation; and Implement and maintain relevant policies and procedures as required.

Prior Experience/Requirements:

📍Law degree from a leading university and legal training from a reputable international law firm (any jurisdiction worldwide) OR advanced degree (LL.M) and legal research or compliance experience - legal certification (bar admission) not necessary for this contract position; 📍3-5 years experience as a practising lawyer or regulatory and compliance specialist (preferably with a tech-focused firm or in the financial markets industry, but not essential); 📍Awareness and basic knowledge and understanding of cross border legal and regulatory issues and of diverse legal systems; 📍At least a basic awareness of and passion for Web 3.0; 📍Fluent in English for professional legal settings.

Personal Attributes:

📍Advanced legal analytical skills; 📍Strong research skills, ability to independently research, analyse and convey legal and regulatory issues and nuances in variety of jurisdictions and in diverse legal systems; 📍Creative, problem solving mindset; 📍Excellent drafting and writing skills; 📍Strong attention to detail, including mechanical aspects of drafting; 📍Strong organisational skills, including maintenance of checklists and prioritisation of deadlines to meet short term deadlines and ad hoc needs; 📍Strong intercultural skills and experience working in an environment with different cultures and professional backgrounds; 📍Ability to work with limited supervision, but as part of the team; 📍A strong alignment to our principles.

Bonus points if:

📍Experience working remotely, especially with a decentralised, minimal hierarchy, open source organisation 📍Located in Europe (CET time zone) 📍Additional languages

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