NEAR Foundation is looking for an experienced Legal Counsel to join our globally distributed team. In this role, you will work directly with the General Counsel to take ownership of assigned functional areas within the legal department. You should be able to work autonomously and proactively on tasks and manage/mentor junior team members. 

You will

  • Effectively and efficiently contribute to the running and management of the Legal department
  • Providing accurate, relevant and timely legal advice to the organization on a variety of legal topics
  • Drive workflows and functional areas within the legal department effectively 
  • Lead all types of legal matters on an end to end and bring them to a successful conclusion
  • Coordinate with and engage external legal counsel in a strategic manner on crucial issues
  • Monitor relevant developments in law and regulation, and provide insight to inform NF’s approach to its own policies and processes
  • Mentor and manage junior team members

You have

  • Qualified lawyer/solicitor in EU jurisdiction, UK, US or Singapore.
  • 5+ years of work experience as in-house legal counsel or at a reputable law firm. Experience of international/cross-border work strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated corporate, commercial, and regulatory legal experience
  • Deep and proven understanding of the unique legal challenges facing the cryptocurrency and wider blockchain sector
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent project management and leadership skills
  • Keen detail-orientation and resourcefulness with excellent follow-through skills
  • Multi-tasking ability, pragmatism and the resilience to be comfortable with high levels of uncertainty and ambiguity


We value

  • ECOSYSTEM-FIRST: always put the health and success of the ecosystem above any individual's interest
  • OPENNESS: operate transparently and consistently share knowledge to build open communities
  • PRAGMATISM OVER PERFECTION: find the right solution not the ideal solution and beat dogmatism by openly considering all ideas
  • MAKE IT FEEL SIMPLE: strive to make the complex feel simple so the technology is accessible to all
  • GROW CONSTANTLY: learn, improve and fail productively so the project and community are always becoming more effective

NEAR is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. NEAR is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please let your recruiter know during the interview process. 

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