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Legal Counsel, DeFi / Web3



Hong Kong
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

Who We Are

At OKX, we believe the future will be reshaped by technology. Founded in 2017, we are revolutionising world systems through our cutting-edge digital asset exchange, Web3 portal and blockchain ecosystems. We reshape the financial ecosystem by offering some of the most diverse and sophisticated products, solutions, and trading tools on the market. Trusted by more than 50 million users in over 180 countries globally, OKX empowers every individual to explore the world of Web3. With our extensive range of products and services, and unwavering commitment to innovation, OKX envisions a world of financial access backed by blockchain and the power of decentralized finance.
We are innovative in the way we think, work, and in the products we create. We are also socially responsible by actively participating and encouraging employees to take part in various public welfare activities. With more than 3,000 employees around the world, we believe embracing diversity and inclusion will spark the creation of long-term value for the industry. Come Build the Future with Us now!

About the Opportunity

As we expand rapidly globally, we are looking for a highly energetic and motivated middle to senior level legal counsel with a proven track record in law firms and/or in-house legal departments. The ideal candidate will possess extensive experience in the Web3 space, digital assets and related legal and regulatory matters. This role offers a unique opportunity to shape the legal landscape of the Web3 space and work closely with our Web3 team on transformative and cutting-edge initiatives. In this role, you must have outstanding core legal skills, including researching and writing, excellent judgment, the ability to assess risk appropriately, and a strong work ethic.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Provide counsel and support to our DeFi / Web3 products and internal stakeholders with respect to existing and new product offerings, marketing and promotion, product roll out and retirement.
  • Work directly with various business teams to anticipate legal, compliance and regulatory risks and issues relating to existing and new product offerings.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate complex commercial and user agreements.
  • Independently develop, draft and manage terms for new products and services, terms and conditions for events, disclaimers and warning notices.
  • Partner with our risk, compliance and licensing teams to provide ongoing support in monitoring the changes in the legal and compliance landscape relevant to the DeFi / Web3 space, digital assets and technology in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Conduct research on various topics including but not limited to issues in the Web3 space.
  • Coordinate cross-functional legal input by working closely with other members in the legal and compliance division.

What We Look For In You

  • Law degree holder (LLB/ J.D.) qualified in Hong Kong, the UK or the US
  • Qualified lawyer with 5-10 years PQE
  • Deep expertise in digital assets, Web3, centralised and decentralised protocols, blockchain and related legal and regulatory matters
  • Passionate and curious about building the future of the DeFi / Web3 space
  • Business driven and capable to facilitate business by providing solutions
  • Commitment to ensuring the team succeeds with all tasks, duties and projects and willingness to help a team member in need
  • Sound judgment on business practices, internal and external stakeholder relationship management and reputational risk
  • Capable to manage crisis and work in fast-pace environment, able to cope with tight deadlines
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English, able to read and write Chinese, working-level Mandarin is an advantage
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, presentable and with excellent drafting and communication skills (both verbally and in writing)
  • Ability to approach situations and challenges with a sense of humour

Nice to Haves

  • In-house experience at financial institutions and/or tech companies an advantage
  • Experience in dealing with crypto matters a definite advantage

Perks & Benefits

  • Competitive total compensation package
  • L&D programs and Education subsidy for employees' growth and development
  • Various team building programs and company events
  • Wellness and meal allowances
  • Comprehensive healthcare schemes for employees and dependants
  • More that we love to tell you along the process!