Legal Counsel

Elliptic | Bringing Compliance to Cryptoassets

About

Our crypto compliance solutions and services are used by crypto businesses, financial institutions, and regulators to detect and prevent financial crime in cryptoassets. Blockchain analytics across more than 500 cryptoassets and 20 billion+ data points provide accurate, actionable insights that businesses rely on to mitigate risk and be compliant.

Overview

London, England, United Kingdom

Elliptic

Job Description

As digital assets and cryptocurrency become more widely adopted every day, our products are essential to ensure cryptocurrency is safe and accessible to all. Our solutions help to prevent financial crime and allow cryptocurrencies to be used for good. Our products are used by some of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges, financial institutions and government agencies to screen over $1 billion of transactions every single week.

The company has offices in London, UK, New York City, Singapore and Tokyo. We are backed by Evolution Equity Partners, SoftBank, SBI Group, Albion VC, Octopus Ventures, SignalFire, Paladin Capital, Santander InnoVentures, and Digital Currency Group.

To achieve our mission, we depend on our incredible team of Elliptites. Our values are reflected in everything we do and every decision we make, both internally and outwardly to our customers. We actively encourage Elliptities to challenge the status quo and allow the freedom to innovate and learn every day. We encourage new ideas and learning, whether that’s through collaboration, our curiosity sessions, or utilising your professional development budget – personal growth is important to us all.We are looking for a Commercial Legal Counsel – Americas to join our Head of Legal as their second hire into the Legal and Compliance team. This will need to be someone who is US-based and has the SaaS contracting experience to hit the ground running. You will be responsible for the Americas, Singapore and Japan contracting and will be a true business partner to the Sales and Partnerships teams in those jurisdictions, taking the lead negotiating contracts with our customers and partners.

Your cultural behaviours are as important to us as your experience as you will be working in a small but busy and growing team, within a rapidly scaling business and it is important that you have that same growth mentality. This means you will care about your colleagues and our business, have a willingness to roll up your sleeves, clear any blockers and work collaboratively to enable our growth.

Finally, we want you to grow with us, so we are looking for someone that can do what we need now but also has the potential to be more and do more.

What will you do?

  • Negotiate commercial transactions, particularly SaaS customer standard and non-standard terms (c.90% of the workload), supplier and partnership agreements
  • Business-partner with our global (Americas, Singapore and Japan) Sales and Partnerships teams), serving as counsel throughout the entire partnership life cycle process from RFI to execution and taking accountability for those relationships
  • Work seamlessly with our Americas leadership team, Sales and GTM Operations team
  • Have the confidence and experience to negotiate with large FI’s and strategic distribution and delivery partners
  • Advise colleagues of the key contracting issues, in a way that is appropriate for where our business is in its growth journey. ‘Risk-appropriate, not risk-averse!’
  • Own and manage the Americas, Singapore and Japan contracting document stacks
  • Provide ad hoc support to the Head of Legal on non-commercial legal matters

Requirements

Our ideal candidate has:

  • US-qualified solicitor
  • Significant and demonstrable experience in negotiating SaaS contracts, SoW’s and DPA’s.
  • Understanding of I.P. and Data Protection
  • Ability to successfully handle multiple negotiations and contract review pipeline, effectively prioritising issue escalation and resolution often under heavy time pressure
  • We anticipate this role suiting someone of 2-5 years’ qualification (but this does not preclude those with similar levels of experience but different experience levels from applying)
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Bonus Points for:

  • In-house experience
  • Financial Services experience
  • Familiarity with contract-management tools
  • An interest in crypto-currency

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Share options
  • Private health insurance
  • Strong focus on personal development, with $1,000 per annum personal training budget & LinkedIn Learning subscription
  • Collaborative, flexible and friendly environment: We understand that flexibility is the key to maintaining a healthy work-life balance, especially at the moment. We’re working remotely right now and are carefully considering our strategy for remote working in the longer term
  • Social events, which include monthly team lunch on us, quarterly full day events and an annual company 3-day event – this year these are taking place virtually
  • Enhanced parental leave; we provide eligible employees, regardless of gender or whether they become a parent by birth or adoption, 16 weeks fully-paid leave and job-protected leave.

We know Diversity and Inclusion is much deeper than just hiring, but it’s important for us to mention it here. We welcome and embrace individuals of all backgrounds and identities at Elliptic, and this is an ongoing priority for us. We know incredible people don’t all think in the same way. We want to be challenged every day. We believe our diverse team of individuals underpins this by bringing creative thinking and innovation to Elliptic every day. We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace, so we welcome applications from everyone, even if you may not think you fit all of the requirements of our roles. We foster an environment of psychological safety, where everyone feels comfortable to bring their whole self to work.

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