Clearmatics is a B2B fintech startup that designs, develops and operates member-owned and member-governed digital cash settlement systems. Founded in 2015 as a London-based Ethereum R&D company, our mission is to reform market infrastructure by disrupting the common denominator across almost every market: cash settlement in fiat currency.
We are committed advocates of Open Source development and are active participants in the Web3 community. We have close ties to Ethereum Foundation and the Company is a founding member of the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance.
We are now looking to hire a LEGAL COUNSEL to help drive the next stage of the company's growth.
As Legal Counsel, you will be responsible for Clearmatics' internal legal operations. This is an exciting opportunity to help take a disruptive blockchain company to the next level. We’re looking for someone who will thrive in a dynamic, growing startup, who is comfortable with the ambiguity of a new, green-field role and who can provide commercial insight alongside driving the day-to-day legal operations of the business.
In this role, you will:
UK recognised legal qualification (LLB / LLM / GDL etc)
At least 5 years of professional experience in a reputable law firm with experience at senior associate level; ideally your most recent experience will be in-house with a Fintech or SAAS start-up or SME
Practical experience in commercial negotiations, transactional side of financing and M&A deals, with a solid knowledge of commercial and contract law;
You will have a strategic mindset and must be capable handling complex topics such as entity structuring, commercial contracts, and licensing agreements;
Experience with fundraising, structuring deals and JVs
Ability to thrive despite ambiguity, both internally (working in a start-up environment) and externally (working in a nascent legal landscape);
Ability to work on your own and prioritise multiple, often competing for deliverables while managing expectations meeting deadlines
Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to coordinate effectively and gain trust and confidence with partners at many different levels.
Good organisational and time-management skills
Excellent communication skills
Genuine, demonstrable interest in our work and on the disruptive potential of blockchain technology;
Knowledge of, and practical professional experience of, the management of intellectual property, ideally in a software development environment;
Excellent interpersonal, communications, public speaking, and presentation skills, with the ability to tailor messaging to a broad set of audiences from varied professional, cultural, and technical backgrounds; and
Technological savvy with a broad understanding of business models and product use cases.
Previous experience working in a start-up environment, ideally in the fintech or blockchain space;
Previous experience using the tools used day to day by the company, including git version control, Markdown markup language, Kanban and the Agile methodology.
If you'd like to make significant contributions to the blockchain ecosystem and think you are a match then we'd like to hear from you.
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