OKX will be prioritising applicants who have a current right to work in Singapore, and do not require OKX's sponsorship of a visa.
 

Who We Are

At OKX, we believe the future will be reshaped by technology. Founded in 2017, we are revolutionising world systems through our cutting-edge digital asset exchange, Web3 portal and blockchain ecosystems. We reshape the financial ecosystem by offering some of the most diverse and sophisticated products, solutions, and trading tools on the market. Trusted by more than 50 million users in over 180 countries globally, OKX empowers every individual to explore the world of Web3. With our extensive range of products and services, and unwavering commitment to innovation, OKX envisions a world of financial access backed by blockchain and the power of decentralized finance.
 
We are innovative in the way we think, work, and in the products we create. We are also socially responsible by actively participating and encouraging employees to take part in various public welfare activities. With more than 3,000 employees around the world, we believe embracing diversity and inclusion will spark the creation of long-term value for the industry. Come Build the Future with Us now!

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 group of lawyers who enjoy the cutting-edge nature of our work and our industry.
Our Global Licensing team, in particular, works to support expansion into new markets, with a specific focus on licensing strategy, regulatory engagement, and collaboration with business partners.
 

About The Opportunity

This is an essential role at one of the fastest-growing global cryptocurrency exchanges. The Associate General Counsel will report directly to European Deputy General Counsel, who is based in Dublin.
The right candidate will have prior experience working with a variety of internal stakeholders and various business teams providing general legal counsel support to a diverse and global organisation. They should also have strong interpersonal skills, sound judgment and decision-making skills, the ability and desire to work with a top-notch legal team, and ideally, experience in the cryptocurrency and fintech industry.
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

  • Work with the licensing process in specific jurisdictions and work with the other members of the Global Licensing Team to obtain key licenses.
  • Work on merger and acquisition transactions with other members of the Global Licensing Team.
  • Manage external counsel.
  • Conduct legal research into global laws and regulations applicable to the crypto industry with the assistance of outside counsel.
  • Advise on legal and regulatory aspects of the business's regional strategy.
  • Draft and revise application materials in collaboration with the Global Licensing Team and other business teams.
  • Collaborate with product and business development teams to achieve company-wide projects and goals.
  • Assist with civil or regulatory litigation matters and supervise outside counsel as needed.
  • Manage additional 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

  • Active membership with either the Law Society of Ireland, a US state bar (CA or NY preferred), or equivalent.
  • Prior experience at a top-tier law firm and/or in-house legal team, preferably in a financial services-related industry or other firmly-regulated space.
  • Experience working on corporate transactions, specifically mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships.
  • Enthusiastic about blockchain technology and have an understanding of 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 legal ambiguity.
  • Self-starter, quick learner who is highly driven, proactive, responsive and precise.
  • Project management experience with superior organizational skills.

Nice-To-Haves

  • Experience working on cross-jurisdictional matters and with a global legal team.
  • Regulatory experience in the financial services industry.

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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