Canopy (HK) (HK) - Legal Counsel - Global Fintech Startup

Mid Level
Hong Kong
Legal Counsel - Global Fintech Startup
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About Us was founded in 2016 on a simple belief: it's a basic human right for everyone to control their money, data and identity. With over 10+ million users on its platform today, provides a powerful alternative to traditional financial services, turning its vision of "cryptocurrency in every wallet" into reality, one customer at a time.

Who we're looking for

The Legal Counsel will join the global legal team with a focus in the regulatory space. Candidate must be a self-starter who exhibits a strong passion for financial innovation, who enjoys working cross-functionally and collaboratively to solve complex problems and is excited about’s mission.

What you will be doing
  • Provide proactive and solution-oriented legal and regulatory advice and guidance to multiple stakeholders within the Group in order to enable the development and launch of Crypto products and services in a way that meets our obligations as well as the needs of our users
  • Work cross-functionally to identify, analyze and mitigate legal and regulatory risks (while maximizing commercial opportunities) related to the introduction of new products and services in Europe
  • Participate in the ongoing development of the regulatory advisory function
  • Represent on a variety of topics before regulators, financial partners, users and other external audiences
  • Review, update and draft user agreements, and other external facing terms and conditions, leveraging external advisors and providers where appropriate
  • Work with Risk, Compliance and Privacy teams across our global organization to assess applicable regulations and set corresponding company standards
  • Assist the Privacy team and corresponding outside counsels in the development, communication and implementation of Privacy Policies and programs
  • Review and advise on the development of external facing marketing and user content and user experiences
  • Select and manage external counsels, as appropriate


  • Interest in cryptocurrencies, prior working experience with crypto companies is a plus.
  • Payments industry expertise and experience in consumer-facing industry are pluses.
  • Financial services regulations and licensing processes.
Who you are
  • Around 5 years of post-qualification experience practicing either in-house (or in an equivalent setting) or at a reputable law firm, with at least 3 years of those years focused on either payments law, the FinTech space, or financial services where you undertake regulatory analysis in an international or cross-border environment
  • Ability to provide timely, concise and business-focused legal advice on payments and consumer protection laws
  • Ability to provide legal and regulatory guidance on the design, modification and geographical expansion of products
  • Familiarity with, and strong interest in emerging payments technology and the financial services industry
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced international environment and to tolerate change and ambiguity
  • Comfortable with gray areas and interpreting and applying the law in unsettled contexts
  • Confident self-starter with strong interpersonal and organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to effectively and proactively provide sound legal advice, exercise good business judgment, and work well with senior management and cross functional stakeholders
  • Creative thinker with strong problem-solving skills and the ability to stay calm under challenging circumstances
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills and ability to work both in teams and independently
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously, with effective resolution of conflicting priorities, and willingness to use innovative solutions to scale your legal advice
  • Prior product legal experience in the technology or financial services space and/or working with strategic partners to launch joint product experiences recommended, but not required
  • Law degree or non-law degree and Post-Graduate Diploma in Law (or equivalent post-graduate legal qualification)
What we offer
  • We offer an attractive compensation package working in a cutting-edge field of Fintech
  • Huge responsibilities from Day 1. Be the owner of your own learning curve. The possibilities are limitless and depend on you
  • You get to work in a very dynamic environment and be part of an international team
  • You will get to have involvement in developing brand new products from scratch and/or developing business in new regions, alongside with a talented team

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