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Legal Counsel / Senior Legal Counsel

Salary Competitive

We are now looking for a Legal Counsel / Senior Legal Counsel to join Tesseract Group in Helsinki 

Since inception in 2017, Tesseract has been a forerunner and one of the longest-standing market participants in the digital asset lending market. Digital asset lending is one of the fastest growing industries in the global cryptocurrency sphere. Serving the interests of digital borrowers and investors alike, the sector has seen the amount of active crypto credit soar to over 10 BUSD, with a six-fold increase in 2020 alone. Tesseract, based in Helsinki and backed by leading Nordic investors, is at the absolute cutting edge of this development. During the past years, we have extended hundreds of millions of credit across our innovative cross-margin prime lending and collateralized lending programs. We pride ourselves on our proprietary technology and our can-do attitude. Last year, our company grew more than 10x year-on-year and we are constantly looking for new people to join our team of high performers. Read more about Tesseract at https://tesseractinvestment.com. 

 

About the Role 

As a Legal Counsel / Senior Legal Counsel, you will take part in creating, implementing, and maintaining the overall legal and regulatory strategy for Tesseract. Your responsibilities will also include contract review and negotiation, as well as legal support on project execution and advice in compliance matters. Depending on your previous experience and abilities, you have the possibility to lead the Legal team by providing appropriate support and ensuring the team is aligned with the business strategy and its objectives.

 

Your responsibilities may include for example:

  • Providing strategic legal and regulatory advice, for example to senior management and relevant business stakeholders

  • Leading efforts in litigation work, especially related to commercial dispute resolution

  • Reviewing contracts, participating in negotiations, and providing general legal support

  • Providing advice on compliance matters to ensure Tesseract conducts its business in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations

  • Developing an outside counsel strategy and managing relationships with external law firms

 

The 40-strong team is a group of high-performers with great communication and interpersonal skills. We know when to take initiative but also when to ask for help. All of us strive for high-velocity and high-quality output. We love the dynamic and high-pressured environment as it drives us to be the next generation of problem-solvers that we are.

We offer fast-paced but flexible working hours with remote working opportunity and the opportunity to contribute to building world-changing solutions. At Tesseract, you can expect a front-row seat to the global crypto market, especially within digital asset lending. You will also learn from tight-knit team of experts in finance, technology, business, and other fields.

 

What we are looking for  

You have an LL.M or J.D. degree and 2-7 years of experience from financial services (banking, asset management, fintech) and dealing with the financial supervisory authorities and regulators. We also expect the ability to identify relevant business and legal issues proactively, evaluate risks and find creative solutions, particularly regarding novel situations. Fluency in written and spoken English is a prerequisite. However, we don’t expect you to know everything, but instead appreciate the desire to learn and develop as a professional.

 

We expected you to have

  • LL.M. or J.D. degree

  • 2-7 years of relevant experience in financial services

  • Strong communication skills and desire to develop as a professional

  • Excellent spoken and written proficiency in English

 

You will also benefit from

  • Prior experience from digital assets

  • Prior experience with dispute resolution

  • International experience and English or US law qualifications

  • Other language skills

 

In your role, you will need the ability to prioritize conflicting demands and handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment. We value a passion for problem solving and driving change by using innovative solutions. We also appreciate strong communication skills and the ability to explain complex legal concepts and requirements to a range of audiences. 



Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Remote work allowed
Remote work allowed

You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.

Work life balance
Work life balance

Carve out time for your kids, friends and personal cider projects.

Central office
Central office

Your local office is your anchor point, thus, we placed it centrally at your convenience.

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Working at
Tesseract

Tesseract is a diversified financial services and investment management innovator in digital assets, powered by world-class technology. We solve issues traders, hedge funds, and other institutions face on the crypto credit market by providing a diversified portfolio of services. Founded in 2017, Tesseract is a forerunner in the ever-evolving digital asset sector and has multi-disciplinary expertise in providing industry-leading solutions in investments, portfolio management, capital markets operations, and blockchain technology.

Read more about Tesseract

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