Who We Are:
OKX is revolutionising world systems through our cutting-edge digital asset exchange, Web3 portal and blockchain ecosystems. We are deeply committed to shaping a fairer, more transparent and accessible society through blockchain technology and to date, we have 50+ million users, 3000+ employees and 180+ countries believing in the same vision as us. We are safe and reliable, backed by our Proof of Reserves. As strong supporters of the Arts and Sports, we are proud partners of @McLarenF1 @ManCity @Tribeca.
About the Team:
OKX’s Legal team provides legal advice and guidance to the Company across all coverage areas and geographic locations, and supports business growth and development by working with all teams within the company to help them achieve their goals. We are a high-functioning, collaborative and fast-paced team who enjoys the cutting-edge nature of our work and our industry
About the Opportunity:
You will report to the team’s European Deputy General Counsel based in Malta. You will work closely with all members of the Global Legal team and business leaders throughout the company, but will concentrate on supporting OKX's European entity, which is based in Malta.
The right candidate will have a basic understanding of and enthusiastic belief in the cryptocurrency/digital asset space, 3-10 years of experience working for a top law firm or in-house at a fast-paced, brand-name business, and possess strong academic credentials and excellent writing and analytical skills. The ideal candidate should also possess experience working on matters pertaining to financial services, cryptocurrency/digital assets, and/or touching upon financial services and securities laws and regulations ( for example MICA, GDPR, MIFID).
We offer a competitive base salary and bonus structure as well as excellent benefits and an opportunity to work in a cutting-edge industry that will be the future of financial services.
What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Support the business in virtually all legal coverage areas, including but not limited to product development, HR/employment, corporate governance, contract negotiation, litigation and regulatory matters, compliance legal support, institutional sales and partnerships and marketing/advertising;
  • Analyze and advise on the legal risk of new and existing digital assets and manage the legal component of the new asset review process;
  • To the extent needed, manage civil or regulatory litigation matters and retain and supervise outside counsel;
  • Work with the compliance team in obtaining licenses (including assisting with fact finding during the license selection process), communicating with regulators, drafting and maintaining internal policies, and working collaboratively to support the compliance function;
  • Collaborate with product and business development teams to achieve company-wide projects and goals;
  • Assist as needed with corporate governance matters, including maintaining subsidiaries, tracking filing obligations, drafting board and shareholders meeting related materials and other corporate matters; and
  • Manage legal requests from all areas of the business and effectively advise on legal concepts and legal risk with an eye towards the strategic goals of business leaders.
What We Look For In You:
  • Must possess the academic degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) and have obtained the warrant necessary to practice as an Advocate pursuant to the laws of Malta;
  • Resident of Malta;
  • 3-10 years of experience at a top-tier law firm and/or in-house legal team, preferably in a financial services or crypto industry;
  • Experience advising on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology legal issues (or strong interest and knowledge in the field) and have a basic understanding (or eager to learn) about the relevant legal/regulatory landscape;
  • Comfortable working independently in a fast-paced, growth-stage and multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to effectively advise and build trust with business teams;
  • Ability to navigate through a rapidly-changing legal landscape and deal with legal ambiguity;
  • Ability to work in a high-functioning legal team and feel comfortable in a collaborative working environment;
  • Self-starter, quick learner who is highly driven, proactive, responsive and precise;
  • Experience working on cross-jurisdictional matters and a global legal team;
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts.
Perks & Benefits
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • L&D programs and Education subsidy for employees' growth and development
  • Various team building programs and company events
  • Wellness and meal allowances
  • Comprehensive healthcare schemes for employees and dependants
  • More that we love to tell you along the process!

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