Shakepay is hiring a
Web3 Legal Counsel

Compensation: $84k - $162k *

Location: QC Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Join our small, fiery team on a mission to usher in the Bitcoin Golden Age.

About Shakepay

Shakepay is reimagining financial services to give every Canadian their fair shake, by making it bitcoin-friendly, secure, and rewarding. When Shakepay launched in 2015, it quickly became one of Canada’s fastest-growing financial institutions. Backed by top venture funds having raised $44M+ and trusted by over one million Canadians and counting. People who choose careers at Shakepay are helping shape a future of financial freedom, opportunity, and prosperity for all Canadians.

Legal Counsel

The job exists to make sure Shakepay is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations for its business.

Internally: We offer support to each team with their legal questions and requests. Whether it is compliance, privacy, AML, product, contract, the goal is to provide a quick and clear response resulting in an outcome that is not only legally accurate, but also taking into account the values that make up Shakepay.

Externally: Protect Shakepay and its customers' interests. Work with external vendors and regulators to reach positive business outcomes on legal arrangements.

You will

  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to proactively identify and address potential legal issues and risks.
  • Offer strategic legal guidance on all areas of the business including commercial, securities, consumer protection, IP, employment, privacy, marketing, and regulatory.
  • Contribute to the development and launch of innovative products and services by providing legal support
  • Offer guidance in regulatory compliance, staying on top of changes in laws and regulations related to financial services
  • Prepare, draft, review and negotiate commercial contracts and provide legal advice regarding the associated risks
  • Liaise with external law firms when necessary to ensure comprehensive legal support and expertise
  • Efficiently manage dispute resolution, law enforcement inquiries, and other legal proceedings
  • Draft terms and conditions, policies and disclosures ensuring legal compliance and transparency
  • Develop and implement streamlined processes to enhance the efficiency of legal workflows

Must have

  • Bachelor of law degree and/or Juris Doctorate with provincial bar membership
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience working in a law firm and/or as in-house counsel in Canada
  • Proficient in legal terminology and operations
  • Solid understanding of corporate law and commercial law
  • Critical thinking and multitasking abilities
  • Contract negotiation and drafting skills
  • Ability to effectively manage competing priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Comfortable thriving in a fast-paced culture, with a pragmatic, solution-driven approach
  • Creative mindset and the capability to propose alternative solutions to intricate challenges
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Nice to have

  • Experience in the financial and/or technology industry
  • Interest in crypto and new technologies
  • Crisis management experience
  • Excellent and oral written communication skills in French

Why join?

  • Be part of a groundbreaking journey: you'll live on the frontier of financial innovation. Bitcoin is rewriting the rules, and Shakepay is at the forefront.
  • Impact and scale: with only 2% of Canadians on Shakepay, the potential for growth is massive. You can help us bring Shakepay and bitcoin to all Canadians.
  • Rewarding benefits: we offer competitive compensation (every shaker owns stock options), benefits (health, dental, paramedical, disability, etc), and generous vacation time.
  • Embrace continuous learning: ambitious individuals with an insatiable thirst for knowledge will feel at home. Working at Shakepay means you'll be working in an environment that encourages constant growth and development.
  • Get paid in bitcoin: choose to take a percentage of your salary in the hardest, soundest money the world has ever known.
  • Work remote: work from anywhere in Canada. If you're in Montreal or Toronto, you can also work from our offices.

We understand that potential can be just as valuable as experience. If you're eager to learn, grow, and contribute to the mission but worry that you may not have the “right” experience, we still want you to apply. We encourage applications from everyone, regardless of background and life experience. We’re firm believers that a little bit of slope makes up for a lot of y-intercept.

Fluency in English is required due to the percentage of English-speaking customers and the nature of our platform, which is available to all Canadians.

Apply Now:

Compensation: $84k - $162k *

Location: QC Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Benefits: Dental Insurance, Medical Insurance

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