Legal Counsel / Compliance Manager

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ConsenSys is a venture production studio and the leading technology firm in blockchain globally . We deliver products, solutions and platforms built using blockchain technology to transform how business is done in complex network of buyers, suppliers and consumers.

Our teams are busy at work building the future of identity, financial markets, commerce, the music industry, security, and infrastructure, and more. To accomplish this we've built out a flat organisational structure which we call the ConsenSys Mesh: a network of individuals & teams working autonomously and towards the same goal.  Our mission is to use these decentralized solutions to fundamentally reshape the economic, social, and political operating systems of the planet. If you are someone that thrives in a fast-paced environment where being self-directed, determined, and resilient are a requirement, we would love for you to join us.

About Legal at Consensys:
  • Take some time to check out our Company website .
  • Read the latest articles on our Medium page .
  • Check out The Brooklyn Project .
  • Meet the current members of the legal team:
    • Matt Corva ;
    • Joyce Lai ;
    • Patrick Berarducci ;
    • Carl Lundeholm ;
    • David Cios ; and
    • Federico F. Soddu .
  • If you are excited by the description below and think you could be a good fit for this role, reach out today and start the conversation that could change your career!

 

About the role:

We are looking for a Legal Counsel / Compliance Manager to help our growing legal team. You will work closely with other talented lawyers to support the Mesh and all of its projects.  We envision that the role will be general and multi-faceted but may eventually become more specialised, depending on your interests and strengths. The role will blur the lines between law and business; in addition to legal work, you will have the option to participate in building legaltech products that leverage our unique position at the forefront of law and technology.


With existing offices in London, Dublin, and Paris, you will be expected to work closely with ConsenSys' existing US-based legal team to provide broad coverage across ConsenSys European work from a legal & compliance perspective.

Responsibilities

  • Support ConsenSys’ core venture studio model through negotiation, drafting, and management of “spokes.”
  • Advise on issues pertaining to GDPR.
  • Draft, review, and advise on a wide variety of consulting and software delivery agreements for our ConsenSys Solutions team, serving leading European enterprises and governments.
  • Be actively involved in the management of legal, regulatory and reputational risk, including close coordination with the global ConsenSys team.
  • Work to structure transactions that achieve organisational objectives (including, but not limited to, tax and/or accounting efficiency)
  • Advise on employment law issues.
  • Advise on issues pertaining to securities and commodities law.
  • Represent ConsenSys on related industry and regulatory committees and working groups.

About you

  • Experience in general European corporate work.
  • Knowledge and experience auditing and advising around GDPR standards.
  • Ability to work efficiently and collaboratively in a distributed environment.
  • Familiarity or a willingness to learn about blockchain and Ethereum
  • Excellent investigative and analytical skills
  • Strong problem resolution and decision making ability
  • Sophisticated written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship skills

Qualifications

  • Qualified to practice law in the United Kingdom
  • Juris Doctor Degree or equivalent
  • 4+ years of experience in-house or at a large law firm
  • Specifically, 1+ year of in-house experience would be beneficial
  • If you are either EU GDPR F (Foundation) or EU GDPR P (Practitioner) certified or equivalent, this would be an advantage

Here are some of the perks of being part of a unique organization like ConsenSys:
  • The forefront of a revolution. At ConsenSys we fundamentally believe that a next generation of technologies presents the opportunity to create a more just and equitable society.
  • A dynamic startup environment. ConsenSys is a thought leader in the blockchain space and we are absorbing a significant portion of the mindshare. This is both exciting and challenging, as we learn to scale our organization while adhering to the principles of decentralization.
  • Continuous learning. You’ll be constantly exposed to new languages, frameworks and ideas from your peers and as you work on different projects -- challenging you to stay at the top of your game.
  • Deep technical challenges. This entire ecosystem is about 10 years old. Ethereum itself is still a toddler. There is much work to be done before these platforms can scale to the order of millions or billions of users. ConsenSys is building the technology platforms that can get us to those next thresholds of scale.

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