Counsel/Sr. Counsel, Regulatory (Germany)

BitGo

BitGo

Legal
Frankfurt, Germany
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024

BitGo is the leader in digital asset financial services, providing institutional investors with liquidity, custody, and security solutions. Founded in 2013, BitGo pioneered the multi-signature wallet and is the first digital asset company to focus exclusively on serving institutional clients. Active in both centralized and decentralized finance, BitGo offers market leading trading, lending, and borrowing services through its prime brokerage services and acts as the custodian for WBTC, the leading global stablecoin for Bitcoin. In 2020, BitGo launched BitGo Portfolio and Tax, providing clients with a full-stack solution for digital assets. In 2018, it launched BitGo Trust Company, the first qualified custodian purpose-built for storing digital assets. BitGo processes approximately 20% of all global Bitcoin transactions, and supports over 600 coins and tokens. BitGo provides the security and operational backbone for more than 1500 institutional clients in 50 countries, including many regulated entities and the world’s top cryptocurrency exchanges and platforms. BitGo is backed by Goldman Sachs, Craft Ventures, Digital Currency Group, DRW, Galaxy Digital Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, and Valor Equity Partners.

You would own responsibilities that may include:

  • Provide advice on relevant financial services and payments laws and regulations
  • Manage regulatory requests and filings
  • Lead legal regulatory reviews for strategic deals and contracts in EMEA
  • Monitor regulatory developments in EMEA (e.g. MICA, e.g. DORA) and advise on its impact to BitGo
  • Support ongoing compliance obligations and respond to regulatory changes and developments
  • Provide advice to internal stakeholders on regulatory matters in EMEA
  • Escalating issues to senior team members as appropriate.
  • Pitching in whenever and wherever needed, even when not directly related to responsibilities described above.

Your experience and skill set will cover many of the following:

  • Fully qualified lawyer in Germany (passed first and second state exam)
  • 2+ years PQE experience in a top-tier law firm with exposure to international legal systems and ways of doing business and/or in-house legal experience at an international financial services company.
  • Practical experience interfacing with BaFin, Bundesbank and external auditors
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks in accordance with changing deadlines and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to assess and balance legal risks against business interests.
  • Preference for a candidate with interest in blockchain and digital assets.
  • Flexible, “can-do” attitude and willingness to learn
  • Full fluency in German and English, both written and verbal

Why Join BitGo?

Disrupting an industry takes vision, innovation, passion, technical chops, drive to deliver, collaboration, and execution. Join a team of great people who strive for excellence and personify our corporate values of ownership, craftsmanship, and open communication. We are looking for new colleagues who bring innovative ways of thinking and problem solving, and who want risks to be part of the team that changes the world’s financial markets.