Legal Counsel Digital Products & Tokenization

Sygnum Bank

Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Full time

Sales / Biz Dev

Jun 21

Sygnum is the world’s first regulated Digital Asset Bank, founded on Swiss and Singapore heritage, operating globally. We make digital assets bankable, secure,

and convenient, empowering our clients to invest in the digital asset economy with complete trust. For the first time with Sygnum, major currencies and digital assets, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and digital CHF and asset tokens are seamlessly integrated into one account.

Immediately or as per individual agreement

Join a dynamic and skilled team working in an exceptional environment driving the

transformation of today’s financial industry. Become part of a tech-focused bank

with a special focus on enabling new digital products at the digital forefront a fully regulated environment.

  • Are you passionate and curious about FinTech, tokenization, financial services, regulation/technology/cryptocurrencies/blockchain and related legal and regulatory solutions?
  • Are you looking for multi-faceted and interdisciplinary work at the intersection of regulated financial markets and the unchartered territory of tokenization/digital assets?
  • Are you keen to work in a dynamic and fast-growing scale-up bank with the most talented and skilled international colleagues?
  • Are you solution-oriented and inspirational?
  • Do you have the necessary experience to work independently and with a high degree of responsibility and a track record in working effectively with specialists from a range of business fields in the financial industry?

If this holds true, we want you on the Sygnum team.

Tasks

  • As part of the Strategic Initiatives Team, your main task is to support the different business units in launching new service offerings/products with a focus on Tokenization in all legal, compliance & regulatory matters.
  • Cover a wide range of legal (including, contract-, corporate-, tax, and DLT law) and regulatory topics.
  • Work in the interdisciplinary team within the Legal, Compliance and RegTech divisions.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with applicable laws and (internal) regulations.
  • Liaise independently with internal and external legal counsels and advisors.
  • Act as a trusted go-to project team member and various internal and external
  • stakeholders.
  • Conduct research, legal assessments, and draft legal memos on complex topics.
  • Work on projects to implement and structure new service offerings/products.
  • Monitor regulatory and legal developments in Switzerland and relevant markets in the blockchain space and traditional financial markets.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in law from a Swiss university, preferably with admission to the bar
  • 2-5 years of experience in a supervised institution, law firm or a big four company, a focus on financial services/markets is an asset
  • Good understanding of financial market regulations and interest to work on a broad range of legal subject matters
  • Interest in the latest trends in legal, the FinTech and RegTech industry as well as for cryptocurrencies and blockchain (experience is an asset)
  • Independent, efficient, and systematic way of working with a proactive can-do attitude
  • Courage to provide clear guidance and practical solutions based on own assessments
  • Good legal drafting skills in German and English
  • A positive, forward-thinking personality with a high degree of integrity, business acumen, openness to feedback and ability to work under pressure
  • Problem-solving ability and mental flexibility to find pragmatic solutions supporting the Tokenization Business Unit with innovative products and business concepts

Nice to have:

  • Experience in Tokenization
  • Experience with Investment Structuring
  • Hands-on experience with and understanding of digital assets

Benefits

  • The chance to be part of a movement shaping the future of our world’s financial system.
  • An amazing, highly-skilled, international, and motivated team of professionals.
  • Flexible working time models and free coffee, tea on office premise.
  • Experienced leadership teams who are masters of scale and will facilitate smart growth.
  • Regular gatherings with the teams and plenty of jokes and laughs 😊.

If you’re passionate for technology and blockchain with a massive worldwide impact, then please send us your CV!

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