Head Of Legal (m/f/d)

Glassnode

Switzerland Remote Europe

Full time

200kCHF (annually)

Legal

Aug 3

Head Of Legal (m/f/d). Remote or Switzerland-based. Full-time employment or consultancy agreement is possible.

The Role:

We are looking for a Head of Legal to build an in-house capacity to manage all legal, corporate, tax and regulatory matters including corporate governance. We are looking for a healthy mix of hands-on execution of the current outstanding topics such as Employee Stock Option Plan, contractual and purely operational activities, M&A as well as strategic involvement in our new product rollout, regulatory advice and future growth support.

Overall, you will provide input and advice on a broad range of new products and business initiatives, supervisory, and governance structures with a focus on cryptocurrencies and blockchain data, transactions, and business strategy projects.

What you will do:

  • Building an in-house legal department incl. implementation of contract management tools, managing outside legal counsels/tax experts, liaising with third parties
  • Advising on the legal and governance framework for the business units within a regulated environment in various jurisdictions
  • Analyzing and monitoring legal and regulatory developments in the crypto space, especially in the field of data privacy. Providing hands-on subject matter expertise in data protection (DSG and GDPR)
  • Conducting risk assessments, evaluations and determining necessary actions
  • Lead corporate structuring in various jurisdictions and supervise setting up new structures
  • Drafting and revising legal documentation, directives, standard contracts and terms & conditions, and internal directives under Swiss, European and common law jurisdictions
  • Supporting tax structuring, regulatory and compliance matters
  • Supporting M&A, fundraising, product roadmap advice, employee stock participation and other activities related to scaling the business

What you need to have:

  • A Law degree and further qualification (in particular LLM)
  • Professional experience in or personal involvement with Crypto/Blockchain projects.
  • Bar admission is a plus
  • 7 - 10 years of proven experience as a lawyer (ideally in a startup or technical environment)
  • Knowledge of the scope and concept of the current legal, tax and regulatory developments
  • Experience with corporate structuring and data protection matters, ideally in an international environment; alternatively, you have a considerable interest in and willingness to develop expertise in these areas
  • Structured way of working, are motivated to initiate and drive projects, able to work autonomously whilst remaining collaborative
  • You can balance multiple complex situations in order to deliver on time with a high level of integrity, sense of urgency and quality standards
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills, which help you to quickly identify client needs and legal/regulatory risks and develop workable solutions
  • Quick perception, proactivity and precise working methods
  • A high degree of motivation, assertiveness and independence
  • Excellent conduct of business English and German

What we offer:

  • Flexibility to organise your work and hours the way you like, our remote-first setup enables this for everyone
  • Join a young, self-funded and already profitable company in a future-proof market
  • Freedom to own your decisions and experiment, we need driven experts who help us figure out what to do, not for us to point at what needs to be done
  • Be one of the main contributors to building a company with its unique culture in the cutting-edge tech space
  • No approval loops or unnecessary processes, quick decision-making and full ownership of your function
  • We are working on a kick-ass, meaningful benefits package, something truly useful and empowering - you will help us figure out what we'd need to stand out as the workplace of the future, we are open to any ideas
  • Frequent company offsites, we love remote but love to have fun together too - this year we went to Lisbon for a week, and more adventures are coming

Glassnode is an equal opportunity employer. We respect and empower each individual who joins us. Glassnode commits to a transparent, inclusive, non-discriminatory recruitment process and employment.

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