About the Company

Affinidi is a technology company dedicated to changing data ownership for good. We empower businesses and individuals with control and ownership of their data, with a comprehensive approach to managing their holistic identity – accounting for all aspects of their digital footprint while ensuring privacy and security.

Affinidi’s technology enables users to benefit from decentralised digital identity solutions. We believe that everyone has the right to own and control their data, and we are committed to creating a trusted digital credentials ecosystem that empowers businesses and individuals to securely exchange data and services across borders and industries.


 

The Essence of this Role 

We are seeking an experienced Senior Commerical/Corporate Legal Counsel to join our dynamic legal team to support Affinidi’s international operations. The ideal candidate will possess a well-rounded background in corporate and commercial matters across a range of matters. You will lead on all related legal matters and work closely with the business and other stakeholders to manage matters and ensure that the function is building to scale. 


We are looking for a Senior Legal Counsel with the following attributes:
  

  • Business Acumen - You are in the know on current business practices/trends and have a good awareness of how strategies work in the marketplace.    
  • Critical Thinking - You are able to skilfully conceptualise, apply, analyse and evaluate information gathered from observation, experience or communication and use it as a guide to action.  
  • Negotiation skills – You can skilfully negotiate for win-win conclusions and gain trust of parties involved.  
  • Stakeholder Management – You are able to build and maintain good relationships with stakeholders, including your colleagues and clients.
     

What You’ll Do 

You’ll become knowledgeable about our technology, products and be involved in acquiring and building our business, communicating the vision of Affinidi as it changes and evolves. 


You will: 
 

  • Support the General Counsel in formulating the corporate/commercial strategy for Affinidi’s business and operations.  
  • Lead on all corporate/commercial legal matters including all contract negotiations, intellectual property and risk management.  
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (product, engineering, business development, customer service, CXOs) and international partners to conceptualize business and legal concerns in new areas of law and tech.  
  • Provide advice to stakeholders on variety of legal issues.  
  • Drive legal strategies on new products and services. 

  

You should apply if you: 

  • 5+ years of legal experience in corporate finance, commercial or corporate matters generally in private practice or in house.  
  • Have exposure in tech or background in TMT, corporate law, and M&A  
  • Able to identify risks, formulate practical solutions in areas where there may not be precedents  
  • Are passionate about working in a start-up environment and love to problem solve and come up with creative ideas to solve customer challenges. 
  • Possess a growth mindset with a strong bias for action and are able to proactively execute tasks and have a structured working style. 
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.  
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to align legal advice with organizational goals.  
  • Adaptable to a fast-paced and evolving technology environment.   

If you are a seasoned legal professional with a passion for the intersection of law and technology, we invite you to apply and contribute to our innovative and dynamic legal team! 

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Equal Opportunity 

We believe in hiring different and diverse talent and providing a safe space where everyone can share their views without fear, where differences are celebrated, and where no one is left out. Inclusive cultures are the foundation for collaboration and innovation within our team. 

For information about the way Affinidi collects, uses, and discloses your personal data when you submit an application for employment, please refer to the Privacy Notice accessible at https://www.affinidi.com/candidate-privacy-notice. By applying for employment with Affinidi, you acknowledge having read and understood the Privacy Notice, and you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data submitted to Affinidi in accordance with the Privacy Notice.

 

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