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Senior Legal Counsel
at Luno
7 months ago | 854 views | 4 applications

Senior Legal Counsel

Cape Town
Per year
$105,000 To $11

About the company

Luno is the crypto investment app you can rely on, enabling you to buy, store and explore crypto securely. We’re committed to putting the power of cryptocurrency in everyone's hands sensibly and responsibly.Since 2013, we’ve helped millions of people around the world invest safely in crypto. We do this by cutting through the hype and supporting customers at every step of the way. All products and cryptocurrencies on our platform must first meet stringent legal, risk and technical security standards. We don’t do memecoins.Transparency is key for us. Luno stores all crypto on a 1:1 basis and we have rigorous processes in place so you can be confident your investment is secure. We’re available in more than 40 countries around the world and we work closely with respective regulators in all of these markets to be fully compliant, as we believe this is the best way to help everyone, everywhere, invest safely.

Job Summary

Your mission will be:

📍Providing timely and proactive advice to the executive team and internal business stakeholders. 📍Advising on, and working with teams to implement, a wide array of strategic commercial projects, including new products and business models. 📍Contract drafting, negotiation and reviewing for and with internal business stakeholders. 📍Working with and managing external legal advisors, as required. 📍Engaging with global regulators and law enforcement as required. 📍Assisting in establishing and managing legal policies and procedures. 📍Monitoring and keeping abreast of global policy and regulatory developments and informing the business of updates and changes. 📍Playing a key role in raising internal awareness of key legal issues that affect our customers and our business. 📍Assisting in resolving customer issues where necessary and ensuring our customers enjoy stellar service. 📍Playing a role in mentoring and coaching junior members of the team.

In your first six months, you will

📍Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders in the business across all jurisdictions where Luno operates. 📍Develop a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter relevant to your role. 📍Become an integral member of Luno’s Legal team, demonstrating critical judgement and an ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.

A little about you:

📍4-6 years of post-qualification experience at a top-tier law firm or in-house role. 📍Strong academic credentials, with a law degree from a top law school or tertiary institution. 📍Excellent communication skills, analytical rigour, and high attention to detail. 📍A strong team player, with high EQ and a positive attitude. 📍The ability to manage and deliver on multiple projects with competing deadlines. 📍The ability to cut through complex legal problems and propose simple, business-orientated solutions. 📍Sound business judgement, and a pragmatic approach, producing top quality, concise and practical legal advice across a broad range of matters. 📍Willingness and flexibility to learn and adapt in an exciting and evolving industry. 📍The ability to think critically and creatively to solve complex problems, while protecting Luno from unacceptable risk. 📍The ability to work across teams, functions and geographies, with high autonomy. 📍A valid work permit for South Africa, if you’re not a South African citizen. 📍Basic knowledge of and passion for cryptocurrencies (advantageous).

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