Luno is hiring a
Web3 Senior Legal Counsel

Compensation: $105k - $171k *

Location: WC Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

About us :

Luno is the crypto investment app you can rely on, enabling you to buy, store and explore crypto securely. We’re committed to putting the power of cryptocurrency in everyone's hands sensibly and responsibly.

Since 2013, we’ve helped millions of people around the world invest safely in crypto. We do this by cutting through the hype and supporting customers at every step of the way. All products and cryptocurrencies on our platform must first meet stringent legal, risk and technical security standards. We don’t do memecoins.Transparency is key for us. Luno stores all crypto on a 1:1 basis and we have rigorous processes in place so you can be confident your investment is secure. We’re available in more than 40 countries around the world and we work closely with respective regulators in all of these markets to be fully compliant, as we believe this is the best way to help everyone, everywhere, invest safely.

About the team:

Luno’s mission is to put the power of crypto in everyone's hands and our exceptionally talented Legal team ensures that we are on solid legal ground every step of the way.

The team exists to provide Luno and its people with the best environment possible to achieve our mission. Whether that’s by putting policies and procedures in place to protect our customers and their funds, working with regulators and law enforcement for the benefit of the industry as a whole, or working out the finer details of complex relationships with third parties, we’re here to ensure the foundations are in place for Luno to succeed.

The role in a nutshell:
We’re looking for an exceptional senior in house counsel to join our busy Legal team as Senior Legal Counsel. You will be based at Luno’s Cape Town office and be an integral part of a growing Legal team that seeks to provide world-class service to our business globally.

You will provide clear, focused and pragmatic advice on the full spectrum of legal matters impacting a rapidly growing and truly global business in a pioneering industry. You will report to Paul, our Global Head of Legal, who is based in Cape Town.

Your mission will be:

  • Providing timely and proactive advice to the executive team and internal business stakeholders.
  • Advising on, and working with teams to implement, a wide array of strategic commercial projects, including new products and business models.
  • Contract drafting, negotiation and reviewing for and with internal business stakeholders.
  • Working with and managing external legal advisors, as required.
  • Engaging with global regulators and law enforcement as required.
  • Assisting in establishing and managing legal policies and procedures.
  • Monitoring and keeping abreast of global policy and regulatory developments and informing the business of updates and changes.
  • Playing a key role in raising internal awareness of key legal issues that affect our customers and our business.
  • Assisting in resolving customer issues where necessary and ensuring our customers enjoy stellar service.
  • Playing a role in mentoring and coaching junior members of the team.

In your first six months, you will

  • Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders in the business across all jurisdictions where Luno operates.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter relevant to your role.
  • Become an integral member of Luno’s Legal team, demonstrating critical judgement and an ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.

A little about you:

  • 4-6 years of post-qualification experience at a top-tier law firm or in-house role.
  • Strong academic credentials, with a law degree from a top law school or tertiary institution.
  • Excellent communication skills, analytical rigour, and high attention to detail.
  • A strong team player, with high EQ and a positive attitude.
  • The ability to manage and deliver on multiple projects with competing deadlines.
  • The ability to cut through complex legal problems and propose simple, business-orientated solutions.
  • Sound business judgement, and a pragmatic approach, producing top quality, concise and practical legal advice across a broad range of matters.
  • Willingness and flexibility to learn and adapt in an exciting and evolving industry.
  • The ability to think critically and creatively to solve complex problems, while protecting Luno from unacceptable risk.
  • The ability to work across teams, functions and geographies, with high autonomy.
  • A valid work permit for South Africa, if you’re not a South African citizen.
  • Basic knowledge of and passion for cryptocurrencies (advantageous).

Life at Luno:

  • Forward-thinking and ambitious team that values diversity, hard work, and the continuous quest for excellence.
  • Remote but reachable work policy gives you the freedom to choose between working from home or the office.
  • Improve body and mind, with excellent private medical insurance.
  • Access to Learnerbly and Code Academy
  • Generous maternity / paternity and even paw-ternity for your furry friend.
  • Annual Inspiration Day.
  • A collaborative, friendly work community, with regular social events
  • Free lunch and snacks.
  • Free access to Headspace – a full library of guided meditations, sleep stories, and music.
  • 0 fees with Luno from the day you start.*

*Offer only available on Luno Instant Buy, not Luno Exchange

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not negatively discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Compensation: $105k - $171k *

Location: WC Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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