NEAR Foundation is looking for a Junior Legal Counsel to join our globally distributed team. In this role, you will be working directly with the Head of Legal to support and own complex matters. 

You will

  • Provide accurate, relevant and timely legal advice to the organization on a variety of legal topics
  • Support legal matters and assist in bringing them to a successful conclusion, including, day-to-day contractual reviews, negotiations, and drafting
  • Preparation and management of contract template database and internal policies and procedures
  • Data protection compliance and HR/employment law matters
  • Monitor relevant developments in law and regulation, and provide insight to inform NF’s approach to its own policies and processes

You have

  • Qualified lawyer/solicitor in EU jurisdiction, UK, US or Singapore
  • 2+ years of work experience as in-house legal counsel to start-ups or at a reputable law firm. Experience of international/cross-border work is strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of legal/regulatory issues around Web3 or interest in developing expertise in blockchains & decentralized technologies
  • Excellent project management and communication skills
  • Keen detail-orientation and resourcefulness with excellent follow-through skills
  • Multi-tasking ability 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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