Regulatory Strategy Counsel, Europe

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Finance & Legal
Job type
Full Time,
Opening date
Closing date
25 Apr 2023

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Legal has grown rapidly over the past few years at Kraken. We’re one of the world’s largest  and most successful crypto exchanges, and that involves a responsibility to lead,  advocate, and challenge in the global legal landscape. Among other things, Legal  personnel plan and implement for rapidly evolving bodies of law. They contribute to  product creation and acquisition strategy. They work with prominent customers and legal  bodies worldwide on cutting-edge industry issues and emerging markets. Legal  employees at Kraken have entrepreneurial spirits and are always thinking carefully about  how to help the business move forward: take calculated risks, be brave at times, but make  good choices that fit Kraken’s culture, mission, and spirit. The department is populated with  experts in their fields: leaders who help propel Kraken and each other forward.


As a member of Legal, you’ll be part of a growing organization that is building out various  playbooks, programs, and processes. Legal is critical to the expansion of Kraken worldwide and  to the compliant but challenging progression of Kraken’s mission and interests. To be  successful in Legal, you need to be nimble and ownership-oriented: able to work well in a team  environment but also to own innovations and get things done in a sometimes lean team. Legal  members are also direct communicators, concise/action-oriented, and get things done in  reasonably quick timeframes: Kraken is an innovative, fast-paced company. Finally, among  other things, our Legal team has a healthy appetite for risk: we need to push boundaries in the  crypto industry and advocate for global financial freedom and inclusion. Legal does its part to  further this mission.
This is a fully remote role for a qualified lawyer in the European Union.

The opportunity

  • Plan and implement company-wide regulatory strategy for rapidly evolving regulatory landscape in the crypto industry
  • Guide new product creation and regulatory acquisition strategy working with the product and strategy teams
  • Counsel stakeholders on a broad range of regulatory issues in connection with the development, implementation and maintenance of innovative crypto solutions
  • Collaborating with global business teams, as well as colleagues in Legal, Compliance, and other functions to address and resolve complex issues
  • Work with prominent financial services regulators on cutting-edge regulatory issues

Skills you must HODL

  • Deep knowledge in EU financial regulations with a focus on investment services regulation
  • Professional legal qualification as a practicing lawyer in one of the EU Member States
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience applying investment services regulations, whether at a top law firm, in house, at a financial regulator or at an EU body (ESAs, ECB, etc.)
  • Mindset that is team-oriented, plus proactive and entrepreneurial: an opportunity-making person who uses the law to increase the company’s optionality, not decrease it
Location Tagging: #EU
We’re powered by people from around the world with their own unique and diverse experiences. We value all Krakenites and their talents, contributions, and perspectives, regardless of their background. We encourage you to apply for roles where you don’t fully meet the listed requirements, especially if you’re passionate or knowledgable about crypto!

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