Canopy (HK) (HK) - Paralegal - Global Fintech Startup

Mid Level
Hong Kong
Paralegal - 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 Paralegal will join the global legal team with a focus in the regulatory space generally. 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
  • Legal Knowledge and Support - You proactively support attorneys and other departments on legal matters; you draft, process, and/or review legal and other documents and maintain your legal framework knowledge.
  • Operational Excellence - You ensure compliance by reviewing and contributing to business materials; you demonstrate accountability for achieving project goals, and support attorneys in developing solutions that enable clients to achieve business objectives.
  • Business Counseling - You build a knowledge of businesses, make recommendations and provide support to the various lines of business; you act as the primary legal contact certain business teams and participate in meetings with attorneys, business leaders, and outside counsel; you prepare presentations; and you communicate, counsel, and provide status updates to clients on issues under the direction of an attorney.
  • Improvement – You self-manage and prioritize your work tasks and projects and maintain company tools, resources, databases, and processes in order to improve efficiency.
Who you are
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
  • J.D. and plus
  • Self-starter and a team player
  • Around 5 years of in-house, government agency, or private practice law firm, with exposure to financial services, cryptocurrencies, or general corporate practices
  • 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
  • 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

Good to have

  • Interest in cryptocurrencies and fintech generally; prior working experience with crypto companies is a plus.
  • General corporate management and working knowledge of the legal system.
  • Payments industry expertise and experience in consumer-facing industry are pluses.
  • Financial services regulations and licensing processes a plus.

What we offer
  • We offer an attractive compensation package working in a cutting-edge field of combining cryptocurrency and financial services.
  • 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.
  • Flexible working.

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