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Legal Counsel

Blocktrade
$90k - $152k est.

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About us

Blocktrade is the go-to asset marketplace for everyone, helping to create wealth and joy in life for a global society. At Blocktrade, we believe in the power of community and trust. We strive towards being the most accessible marketplace while holding ourselves to the highest regulatory standards.

We make no difference between origin, gender, age or wealth when we educate and support our community in becoming more financially educated and directly applying their knowledge to the digital markets. Only when every user leaves our platform wealthier in assets or knowledge, looking forward to coming back to further improve their life have we reached our goal.


About the position

As our Legal Counsel, you will be based in Tallinn in addition to the existing core Legal team in Luxembourg. The position is crucial in supporting our executive leadership along with other team members to achieve our ultimate goal of making financial markets accessible to everyone. Here are some of the tasks and challenges you will tackle:

  • Accurate and timely counsel to executives in a variety of legal topics (labor law, partnerships, international ventures, corporate finance, etc.);
  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advise on potential legal issues;
  • Drafting, review and negotiation of in-house legal documentation;
  • Assistance in the organisation of corporate events such as board and general meetings;
  • Assistance in the drafting of resolutions and minutes;
  • Supporting the management of the relationship with financial regulatory authorities;
  • Supporting the maintenance of the exchange terms and conditions;
  • Liaising with notaries and international law firms;
  • Liaising with other external parties like FIU, auditors, etc.;
  • Assistance on compliance GDPR related matters if and as required;
  • Further developing and documenting in-house legal processes and procedures;
  • Contributing to various company projects as required

Main requirements

  • Law Master’s Degree;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the legal field in Estonia and/or internationally ;
  • Fluency in English and Estonian (other languages considered an asset);
  • Previous experience in FinTech sector in Estonia;
  • Experience in regulatory matters related to crypto-assets is a strong advantage;
  • Understanding of and experience in risk identification and mitigation;
  • Excellent drafting skills;
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Organisational skills and attention to details;
  • Proactive team player with the ability to work independently;
  • Team spirit and ability to work across diverse organisations and teams.

About you

We are looking for an ambitious person with a solid knowledge of corporate law and regulations. A core understanding of crypto-currency and blockchain technology is an advantage, as is prior experience in FinTech. We are looking for someone who wants to join our motivated and all-round awesome team to help us shape the future of finance.

To continue to provide a top-tier trading facility for crypto assets, Crypto Traded Indices™ and other tokenised assets, we are looking for a full-time Legal Counsel here in Tallinn city. Here is what you can look forward to when working for Blocktrade:

  • Competitive salary based on experience and skills
  • Experienced co-workers in FinTech
  • A seat at the table – you get to participate in the decision-making process
  • An opportunity to innovate and to develop state-of-the-art FinTech business solutions
  • A chance to work on challenging and yet unsolved problems
  • Mentorship – you will be guided by the best in the industry to help you get started