Counsel

Gemini

Gemini

Legal
Singapore
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

About the Company

Gemini is a global crypto and Web3 platform founded by Tyler Winklevoss and Cameron Winklevoss in 2014. Gemini offers a wide range of crypto products and services for individuals and institutions in over 70 countries.

Crypto is about giving you greater choice, independence, and opportunity. We are here to help you on your journey. We build crypto products that are simple, elegant, and secure. Whether you are an individual or an institution, we help you buy, sell, and store your bitcoin and cryptocurrency.

At Gemini, our mission is to unlock the next era of financial, creative, and personal freedom.

In Singapore, we have a hybrid work policy. Employees are expected to work from the office part of the week. We believe our hybrid approach increases productivity through more in-person collaboration where possible.

The Department: Legal

The Legal department at Gemini is making history every day, as we creatively apply the legacy of law to the future of digital assets. On this team, you will tackle complex and unprecedented applications of the current legal system to the revolutionary industry of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. At Gemini, Legal plays a critical role in guiding innovation and driving value for the business, while upholding our core tenets of security, compliance, and trust for our customers. Join us and help define the Legal Department of the Future.

The Role: Counsel (APAC)

This role will support our growing business in Singapore. As Counsel at Gemini, you are the ultimate general athlete. Leveraging both breadth and depth of experience at a law firm and/or as in-house counsel, you will help Gemini build a nimble, innovative legal organization tasked with tackling the complex challenges that confront a disruptive emerging asset class. By navigating unprecedented legal complexities across Business Development, Compliance, Finance and Accounting, People Operations, Product, Tax, Technology and Security, you will play a critical role in building our business at the forefront of the future of money.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as in-house counsel for all aspects of Singapore and Asia-facing products and services.
  • Draft and negotiate commercial contracts and agreements for use in new and existing products and services at the intersection between cryptocurrency and traditional finance.
  • Provide risk-weighted legal, regulatory, and strategic advice to product, design, and technology teams during all phases of the product development lifecycle.
  • Collaborate with sales, business development, and procurement leads to build out, refine, and evangelize scalable internal workflows and standard templates.
  • Manage projects effectively and collaboratively with teams located in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Build out the Singapore legal function and related policies, templates, and workflows.
  • Build positive and influential relationships with Gemini Leadership and cross-functional partners, evangelizing the Legal team’s expertise and services across the company.
  • Collaborate with and support the Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel for Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the Legal team across the globe to evaluate and communicate legal risks to internal stakeholders and external parties.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • License to practice law in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, U.K, or United States.
  • Minimum of 5 years of post-qualification legal experience at a law firm or in-house.
  • Fluency in English.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Deep commercial drafting skills, and experience negotiating complex financial product transactions on behalf of financial institutions in Singapore, Hong Kong, or Australia.
  • Extensive experience with the regulation of financial products and financial services institutions in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Strong knowledge of and interest in disruptive technology, financial services, or security; prior experience working in fintech, digital assets or high-growth tech companies a plus.
  • Proven ability to proactively, efficiently, and accurately assess legal business risks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience supporting a globally-distributed business and legal team.
  • Track record of creative problem-solving, excellent written and oral communication skills, and creation of strong and trusted cross-functional relationships.

It Pays to Work Here

We take a holistic approach to compensation at Gemini, which includes:

  • Comprehensive health plans covered at 100% for employees and dependents
  • Long-term incentive in the form of a new hire equity grant
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Up to 14 paid vacation days (in addition to public/bank holidays)

At Gemini, we strive to build diverse teams that reflect the people we want to empower through our products, and we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. Equal Opportunity is the Law, and Gemini is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. If you have a specific need that requires accommodation, please let a member of the People Team know.