Sr. Counsel, Transactions



Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 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.

Job Summary

This role will provide support on commercial agreements relating to BitGo’s custody, trading and staking services primarily in APAC, MENA and EMEA region.

You would own responsibilities that may include:

  • Negotiating contracts that are core to our regulated digital asset business, including digital asset custody, consulting services, partnerships, non-disclosure,, in Europe, MENA and APAC region.
    ● Drafting and negotiating bespoke contracts for first-of-their kind products and services with limited precedent.
    ● Drafting terms of use and disclaimers.
    ● Working closely and partnering with the sales, product, regulatory, compliance, product development and marketing teams.
    ● Helping with due diligence requests related to transactions.
    ● Managing legal and regulatory risks in a thoughtful and commercially practicable manner.
    ● Helping develop and drive legal contracting process and operations including with respect to workflows, customer contracting lifecycle, pipeline management and document retention.
    ● Supporting corporate governance.
    ● 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:

  • Law degree from a recognised university in the US / UK / Singapore/ Hong Kong or any other relevant jurisdiction
  • 4+ 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 or crypto company, ideally involving customer-facing sales, trading and/or custody. Must have at least 3 years of transactions experience at a law firm.
  • A strong understanding of how key terms are used in contracts, and how they are used to allocate risks associated with a business arrangement.
  • Ability to draft complex legal clauses and manage transactions with sophisticated institutional counterparties and outside law firms.
  • 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.
  • Good understanding of blockchain and digital assets.
  • Flexible, “can-do” attitude and willingness to learn
  • Excellent English language and drafting skills

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.