Shardeum and Ecosystem Job Openings


Legal Counsel, Employment



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 extensive employment law experience at a global top-tier firm and/or in-house with a focus on APAC employment law. 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 legal advice and support to the internal stakeholders in handling all personnel, administrative related matters whether contentious and non-contentious
  • Provide legal advice on various employment and engagement models, including on-site, remote and hybrid working models, relocation and internal transfer matters
  • Manage employment and labour matters, disputes and litigation cases
  • Advise on the investigation and management of employee misconduct cases
  • Draft, maintain, review and negotiate a wide range of employment documents, including employment contracts, restrictive covenant agreements, separation agreements, employment and staff related policies, procedures and handbooks, long term incentive program, share option scheme and plan, code of conduct, among other things
  • Liaise and manage external counsel whenever required
  • Monitor and advise on legal and compliance developments and their impact on the business
  • Conduct training and provide day-to-day coaching
  • Review, draft and revise a broad range of commercial agreements
  • Provide general support to the legal and compliance department

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 with extensive experience in employment law at a reputable global law firm and/or large multinational organisation including contentious and non-contentious experience
  • Experience with APAC employment law
  • Interest in digital assets, Web3, blockchain and related legal and regulatory matters
  • 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
  • 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!