Head of Legal & Regulatory

Crypto Finance AG

Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland Remote

Full time


Aug 28


Come join us at Crypto Finance Group. We are a fast-growing company, where everyone plays an important role. We welcome you to join us and help shape our future.

About Crypto Finance

The Crypto Finance Group - comprising two FINMA-regulated financial institutions and part of Deutsche Börse Group - offers professional digital asset solutions. This includes one of the first FINMA-approved securities firms with 24/7 brokerage services, custody, infrastructure, and tokenisation solutions for financial institutions, as well as the first FINMA-approved manager of collective assets for crypto assets, with an active, rules-based and index-based alternative investment fund offering, including the first Swiss crypto fund. The Crypto Finance Group is headquartered in Switzerland.

For more information, please visit: www.crypto-finance.com

About the role

The Crypto Finance Group is a fast-growing, exciting place to work with tremendous opportunities for personal development and professional advancement. As the Head of Legal & Regulatory, you will be leading a small team of professionals and report to the Group General Counsel. This is a great opportunity to enhance your expertise in the increasingly growing digital assets industry yet leveraging your existing knowledge in legal and regulatory matters as well as your leadership skills.

The starting date is as soon as possible in our office in the Prime Tower in Zurich.

Key responsibilities

  • Take on the lead for the Legal & Regulatory team in the Crypto Finance Group
  • Take full responsibility of leading strategic, group-wide initiatives and projects in the General Counsel Office, in close collaboration with internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage communication with and requests by regulatory agencies (FINMA, BaFin)
  • Lead and manage a team of legal counsels in all legal, regulatory, and corporate governance affairs
  • Advise the business in developing, structuring, and establishing new business initiatives; draft, review, and negotiate legal documents and manage outside counsel
  • Lead interactions with Legal departments of big institutional clients
  • As Head Legal & Regulatory contribute to the business’s strategy and decision-making processes from a legal and regulatory perspective
  • Take responsibility for the legal and regulatory framework for the group companies
  • Monitor and stay current with relevant legal and regulatory developments
  • Fully support the Group General Counsel, the Executive Board, and the Board of Directors in current legal and regulatory matters related to the Group

What we are looking for

  • 5+ years of experience as Senior Legal & Regulatory Counsel; project management experience is highly desired
  • A Master’s degree in Law or “Lizenziat” in Law from a Swiss University; admittance to the bar and additional relevant education is an asset
  • Team-leadership experience
  • Knowledge of Web 3.0 and DLT is a strong asset
  • Experience in an international and fast evolving environment
  • Proven track record of a structured approach, and rapid execution at the highest standards
  • A dynamic person with a positive attitude and strong motivational skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-driven, results-oriented, and hands-on, with an attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both German and English

What we offer

  • Join an international, fast-paced blockchain and fintech team with experienced industry leaders
  • Work at the forefront of an inspiring, dynamic new sector in B2B finance with digital assets
  • Be part of our friendly, knowledge-sharing, entrepreneurial culture, and flat hierarchy
  • Work in a role that lets you learn and gives you responsibility and independence.
  • The chance to be part of a movement shaping the future of our world’s financial system
  • Become part of a learning environment where you can dive deep into the latest crypto and blockchain topics, and make a direct impact
  • The opportunity to deal with legal challenges related to traditional as well as new technologies
  • Participate in weekly company meetings, bi-weekly Knowledge Pooling sessions, and amazing team events
  • A central working place in Zurich, with a modern infrastructure

If you are interested in applying for this position or have any questions, please submit your CV, degree certificate/diploma, and cover letter.

Thank you for considering our company for your next career move!

Please note:

  • We do not accept CVs from recruiting or staffing agencies
  • Due to Swiss labour legislation, we can only accept applicants who have the right to work and are residents in Switzerland (are in possession of a Swiss work permit). All other applications will not be considered.

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