Copper.co is hiring a
Web3 Legal Counsel

Compensation: $88k - $171k *

Location: ENG London, England, United Kingdom

Department environment

The Copper legal team is a collaborative and high energy group of smart, driven and intellectually curious lawyers and paralegals. We take our work but not ourselves incredibly seriously, tackling novel issues and supporting the business with focus, precision, and relentless good humour. We know and support each other deeply as professionals and humans. We proudly hold a range of passports and qualifications and speak as many languages as we have team members - diversity on all levels is deeply valued.

Our business is growing rapidly, both in terms of new people and new or enhanced products, and as a key support function the legal team has and continues to expand in a complimentary way. We need expert lawyers advising within their specialist areas, and for this reason we broadly break the team down into Product and Enterprise (including Commercial), Corporate and Regulatory. As we expand globally as a company, we are adding regional experts to help advise on the nuances of local legal and compliance regimes.

Key Responsibilities of the role

  • Working closely with our newly acquired securities business in ADGM and general support of our crypto business
  • Negotiating documentation across all of our products with a wide variety of sophisticated counterparties and client types, including market makers, hedge funds, crypto foundations, and exchanges
  • Drafting and updating documentation for existing and new traditional finance and crypto-specific products and providing advice on enforceability, scalability, and operational viability
  • Working closely with Compliance and Regulatory Legal to ensure such products are structured and sold in a compliant manner, including maintenance of our global geofencing framework
  • Managing client repapering projects
  • Assisting Compliance and Regulatory Legal with new licence applications
  • Working with external counsel as and when required, including managing legal spend
  • Helping with the development of trainee solicitors and paralegals
  • Assisting with ongoing development and maintenance of a contract management solution and effective management of documentation records
  • Managing legal spend and invoices

Your experience, skills and knowledge

  • Qualified solicitor, or barrister in a common law jurisdiction
    A minimum of 2 years of post-qualification experience – either in-house or at a law firm
  • Knowledge of debt and/or equity capital markets, market infrastructure, insolvency and taking security
  • Strong understanding of commercial law
  • Ability to manage transactions and awareness as to when to escalate issues to senior members of team
  • Keeping up-to-speed with developments in the law and regulation relevant to the role and sharing knowhow as appropriate within the Legal team
  • Exceptional drafting skills and attention to detail alongside effective written and oral communication
  • A real interest in technology, tokenisation and crypto (although professional experience not essential)
  • Ability to prioritise and manage projects from inception through to completion with a strong attention to detail
  • Willingness to embrace ambiguous issues and situations, requiring you to be a creative problem solver
  • Strong commercial acumen, with the ability to identify and articulate key risks for escalation

The benefits offered

  • Holidays: 27 days per annum paid holiday, in addition to bank holidays
  • Years of Service Days: Employees are awarded one additional day of paid time off per year of service (up to three years)
  • Vitality Health:
    • Medical Insurance: Copper provides all employees with individual cover. Medical history is disregarded, and a 24/7 virtual GP is available (£100 excess per person per year)
    • Dental Insurance: Comprehensive dental cover for preventative, restorative and emergency treatment
    • Audiology Cover: Employees can claim back up 80% of costs, up to £300, for any hearing tests or hearing aids
    • Optical Cover: £500 optical cover (through Vision Express) or 80% reimbursement up to £300 for any other optician
    • Menopause Support: Unlimited support for those experiencing symptoms of the menopause, such as video consultations with a dedicated menopause practitioner
    • Vitality services also include an additional £100 for minor diagnostic tests and private prescriptions, including home diagnostics
    • Headspace - Copper's policy provides all employees with a free Headspace subscription. Headspace provides great resources to manage stress, improve sleep, meditate and enhance mindfulness
    • Discounts and free benefits - the Vitality programme has been designed for preventative care to encourage members to improve their overall health and will reward those for doing so. Employees can access additional benefits such as 50% off running shoes, discounted health screenings, 50% off at Nuffield Health or Virgin Active gyms and much more

  • Home Working Energy Support Scheme: to combat energy prices increasing globally, Copper will provide you, in addition to your salary, with a monthly top-up of £60 or £75 (subject to your energy supplier)
  • Pension up to 10% matched contribution to our company pension scheme via Smart Pensions
  • Cycle to Work
  • Life Insurance cover: Four times your base salary
  • EAP: access unlimited mental health consultations and contact a 24/7 confidential helpline for emotional support
  • ClassPass
  • Unmind
  • Sponsored Learning and Development opportunities
  • Regular company events and social activities

In return for everything you can bring to Copper, we can offer you an exciting, challenging role in a fast-growing and dynamic business, with career opportunities and welcoming working environment.

If you think you have everything we're looking for and more, then we'd love you to apply for the opportunity.

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Compensation: $88k - $171k *

Location: ENG London, England, United Kingdom

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