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Wirex
Legal Counsel -Regulatory
at Wirex
7 months ago | 783 views | 1 applications

Legal Counsel -Regulatory

Full-time
London

About the company

We’re Wirex and we’re not like anyone else. Why? Because we always do things our way, before anyone else does them – like creating the first ever debit card that lets you pay with crypto, making it easier for ordinary people to access DeFi-powered savings and setting up the world’s first cryptocurrency rewards scheme. Our vision is a world in which everyone can enjoy the benefits of digital currency – everything from the power to send money around the world near-instantly without breaking the bank to buying, storing and exchanging 40+ top tokens on a secure, easy-to-use platform at some of the best rates in the industry.

Job Summary

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

📍Wirex operates in a context which is more complex than is usual for financial institutions, given the application of its activities. The position of Regulatory Legal Counsel is pivotal to our rapidly expanding business, therefore requires a proactive and versatile approach to providing solutions. Consequently, excellent judgment is required as is the ability to navigate a complex in-house legal landscape. 📍A cover letter is required with each application for it to be considered. 📍Protect and enhance Wirex’s endeavours, objectives and reputation by providing timely and appropriate legal services; 📍Maintain current knowledge of alterations in legislation and regulations across key jurisdictions and related to crypto/e-money/payments areas; 📍Day to day responsibility for Wirex’s global regulatory footprint; 📍Draft and negotiate agreements, contracts, terms and conditions and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights; 📍Data protection advice and guidance to the business and key stakeholders; 📍Drive a culture of professional excellence and agility, as well providing visible and effective leadership of the team through a period of change; 📍Provide high quality legal input as required; 📍Oversight and management of external legal advisers ensuring delivery and value for money; and 📍Act as an ambassador for Wirex.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

📍LLB, JD or equivalent legal degree required 📍An experienced lawyer with at least 3 years relevant PQE, with knowledge of EU and UK regulatory landscape in digital asset and electronic money areas, financial services, and consumer facing laws acquired both in private practice and in-house. 📍An experienced and qualified legal professional who has experience in working in a complex legal function and managing change and a track record in building strong relationships with key stakeholders 📍Well versed in all aspects of commercial, corporate and e-commerce law, with extensive general counseling experience in business environments, with an in-depth understanding of how legal issues affect organisations. 📍A good understanding of financial services and the main components of business activity envisaged for Wirex as well as the bigger picture such as political pressures and the company’s development objectives. 📍First class interpersonal and communication skills, and fluent in English both written and spoken. 📍Strong strategic, analytical and influencing skills. 📍High degree of professional ethics, integrity and gravitas. 📍Excellent judgement and analytical skills. 📍Ability to anticipate legal issues or risks and to “see around the corner”. 📍Able to work across multiple jurisdictions. 📍Strong organizational and leadership skills. 📍Ability to work efficiently to tight deadlines 📍Team player, however, must also be able to work autonomously with minimal supervision. 📍Takes initiative and ownership of matters. 📍Sets high personal standards. 📍In-house, fast-paced experience. 📍Fintech, crypto-asset, or general financial experience strongly preferred

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