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Copper.co
Legal Counsel
6 months ago | 695 views | 4 applications

Legal Counsel

Full-time
London

About the company

Copper is a digital asset technology company dedicated to helping institutional investors safely acquire, trade, and store crypto assets. Built and led by Dmitry Tokarev, a software and financial engineering specialist, the firm provides a comprehensive suite of custody, trading and settlement solutions that reduce counterparty risk and bring greater capital and operational efficiency to digital asset markets. At the heart of Copper's offering is Multi-Party Computation (MPC) technology – the gold standard in secure custody. Copper’s multi-award winning custody system is unique in that it can be connected to centralised exchanges, DeFi applications and even staking pools without the assets leaving the custody. Built on top of this state-of-the-art custody, ClearLoop™ is the first solution in the market that overcomes a growing industry challenge; counterparty risk with exchanges. This solution underpins a full prime services offering, connecting global exchanges and enabling customers to trade and settle directly from the safety of their MPC-secured wallets. By reducing settlement time for transfers to a few milliseconds (without blockchain network dependency) and offering enhanced security measures, ClearLoop™ is rapidly reshaping the way asset managers trade and manage capital. In addition to industry-leading security certifications, Copper has one of the strongest insurance coverages in the industry from an A+ rated insurer, positioning the firm as the partner of choice for institutions seeking to safeguard their assets.

Job Summary

Key Responsibilities of the role

📍Working closely with our newly acquired securities business in ADGM and general support of our crypto business 📍Negotiating documentation across all of our products with a wide variety of sophisticated counterparties and client types, including market makers, hedge funds, crypto foundations, and exchanges 📍Drafting and updating documentation for existing and new traditional finance and crypto-specific products and providing advice on enforceability, scalability, and operational viability 📍Working closely with Compliance and Regulatory Legal to ensure such products are structured and sold in a compliant manner, including maintenance of our global geofencing framework 📍Managing client repapering projects 📍Assisting Compliance and Regulatory Legal with new licence applications 📍Working with external counsel as and when required, including managing legal spend 📍Helping with the development of trainee solicitors and paralegals 📍Assisting with ongoing development and maintenance of a contract management solution and effective management of documentation records 📍Managing legal spend and invoices

Your experience, skills and knowledge

📍Qualified solicitor, or barrister in a common law jurisdiction 📍A minimum of 2 years of post-qualification experience – either in-house or at a law firm 📍Knowledge of debt and/or equity capital markets, market infrastructure, insolvency and taking security 📍Strong understanding of commercial law 📍Ability to manage transactions and awareness as to when to escalate issues to senior members of team 📍Keeping up-to-speed with developments in the law and regulation relevant to the role and sharing knowhow as appropriate within the Legal team 📍Exceptional drafting skills and attention to detail alongside effective written and oral communication 📍A real interest in technology, tokenisation and crypto (although professional experience not essential) 📍Ability to prioritise and manage projects from inception through to completion with a strong attention to detail 📍Willingness to embrace ambiguous issues and situations, requiring you to be a creative problem solver 📍Strong commercial acumen, with the ability to identify and articulate key risks for escalation

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