Legal Associate (also remote from Europe or the UK)



Berlin, Germany · United Kingdom
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024
What you will do

Location: Berlin, Lisbon, London, Gibraltar or remote (Europe and UK)

About the role

We are a leading blockchain infrastructure provider, offering innovative technology solutions to businesses worldwide. Our dynamic and fast-paced environment fosters creativity, collaboration, and continuous innovation. As we continue to expand our operations, we are seeking a talented Legal Counsel to join our team.

As Legal Counsel, you will play a crucial role in supporting our business development efforts and ensuring compliance with legal regulations. This multifaceted role requires an all-rounder who is comfortable navigating complex legal issues in a rapidly evolving industry.

Key responsibilities:

  • Commercial contracts: Draft, review, and negotiate a wide range of commercial contracts, including service agreements, licensing agreements, event sponsorship agreements, website terms of use, SAFEs/SAFTs etc.

  • Provide advice on employment law matters, including employee contracts, policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations.

  • Assist in resolving disputes related to contracts, partnerships, or employment, using alternative dispute resolution methods where appropriate.

  • Collaborate with the software development team to identify legal risks and provide proactive solutions on regulatory compliance matters and the protection of IP.

  • Manage corporate governance matters, including company filings, board meetings and other administrative tasks.

  • Stay updated on relevant legislation and case law, providing timely and accurate legal advice and conduct research on various topics including but not limited to issues in the Web3 space.

  • Liaise with external legal counsel as needed, particularly on complex matters.

  • Coordinate cross-functional legal input by working closely with other members in the legal and compliance team.

Who you are
  • 1-2 years of post-qualification experience, ideally with exposure to working in the blockchain / tech sector

  • Fully qualified lawyer in the UK or Europe with experience working in a top law firm or in-house legal department.

  • Native English speaker

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, with an ability to explain complex legal matters to non-legal stakeholders

  • Proven ability to work autonomously in a remote environment, with strong time management and organizational skills

  • Strong understanding of the legal aspects of decentralized technologies, smart contracts, and blockchain

  • Ability to present information in a clear, concise and logical manner and to achieve effective communication across international boundaries, mindful of different cultural norms

  • Creative, problem solving mindset. Gets things done

What we can offer you
  • Personal Development: Pursue your professional goals with our support, including personal education budgets and conference allowances. We invest in your growth and learning.
  • Innovation and Experimentation: Interested in exploring new ideas? Dedicate your Friday afternoons to research or work on a side project within our ecosystem. We encourage creativity and experimentation.
  • Flat Hierarchy: Navigate with ease in our organization. Our flat hierarchy ensures your ideas and contributions are valued and heard, without getting lost in a complex structure.
  • Flexible and Remote Work: Not a morning person? No problem! We embrace flexible working schedules and have a long-standing culture of remote work. Balance your professional and personal life in a way that works for you.
  • State-of-the-Art Equipment: Receive the latest hardware and all the tools you need. We make sure you're well-equipped to do your best work.
  • Growth and Opportunity: Grow with us in an exciting industry. As Gnosis rapidly expands, so do the opportunities for you to make a significant impact. We value initiative and a proactive approach.
  • Inclusive and Diverse Culture: At Gnosis, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity. We believe our products and services are enhanced by a wide range of perspectives. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnic origin, age, religion, belief, marital status, gender identification, sexual orientation, or physical ability.
  • Community and Mission: Join a team that's passionate about our mission and enjoys working together. We’re not just colleagues; we’re a community driven by a shared goal.
How to Apply: Submit your resume in English and join us on this exciting journey. We are eager to see what you bring to the table and how you can contribute to our dynamic team.
At Gnosis, we don’t just offer jobs, we offer journeys. Be a part of our mission to innovate and shape the future.
At Gnosis, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer: all qualified applicants are considered for positions regardless of race, ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, marital status, gender identification, sexual orientation, or physical ability.
About us

Gnosis boasts an unparalleled track record of experimentation and building decentralized infrastructure for the Ethereum ecosystem. When Gnosis was founded in 2015, it focused on building prediction markets to enable worldwide access to accurate information. Today, as a DAO, Gnosis uses the products that it creates to transparently guide decisions on the development, support, and governance of its ecosystem. Safe, Cow Protocol, Conditional Tokens, Gnosis Auction, Zodiac, Agnostic Relay, and MEV Blocker are all products and protocols incubated by Gnosis.

In November 2021, the xDai and GnosisDAO communities voted to combine their vibrant ecosystems to create the Gnosis Chain, an EVM compatible, community owned network that prioritizes credible neutrality. Secured by over 200k validators around the world, Gnosis Chain ensures a secure and resilient infrastructure. Users and developers on Gnosis Chain can also take advantage of familiar tooling and trust-minimized bridges to the Ethereum mainnet. Gnosis Chain employs the same execution and consensus layer clients as Ethereum, ensuring seamless integration with all future EIPs.

Most recently, we launched Gnosis Pay, the first decentralized payment network allowing web3 developers to integrate with a range of traditional payment schemes including Visa. Gnosis Pay allows users to spend their digital assets anywhere Visa is accepted with the same quick, seamless transactions they expect from a traditional debit card.

Embrace the future of decentralized technology with Gnosis Chain, and join us as we continue to shape the next generation of web3 advancements. Together, we are building a decentralized ecosystem that empowers users and fosters global innovation.