Legal Counsel at Swyftx

Part-Time, Sydney, AU sydney legal part-time
Posted 18 days ago

Swyftx is an innovative fin-tech scaleup, rapidly building a name for itself as Australia’s most feature-rich and best-priced digital currency exchange. With over 300,000 users and growing fast, we are building an exceptional team to support this fantastic growth. We’re putting our people’s values, and our customer’s experience first, with our sights set on becoming Australia’s largest cryptocurrency trading platform and next billion-dollar success story.

Our platform is evolving continuously, and we work hard to uphold our high standards for new and improved features. To support our growth, Swyftx is searching for a Legal Counsel that is passionate about delivering innovative, trusted and world-class legal services. Please note that there is opportunity for this role to be either part-time or full-time, and can be based in either Brisbane or Sydney.

About the opportunity

In this role you will be responsible for supporting strategic projects and commercial undertakings within both emerging and mature financial technology-driven offerings, counselling business and product development teams on a wide range of matters and working with the business to ensure that relevant legal and regulatory requirements and risks are understood and managed.

What you’ll do

  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offering proactive advice on current and potential legal and regulatory issues
  • Providing guidance on compliance with global privacy and data security laws, regulations, industry standards, and best practices
  • Developing and monitoring internal governance standards and policies
  • Working collaboratively with internal teams to identify, assess, and manage legal risk across a wide range of business initiatives
  • Communicating and negotiating with external parties (regulators, external counsel, counterparties, etc.), creating relations of trust
  • Supporting a program of work that is responsive and proactive in consideration of the evolving regulatory regime within the cryptocurrency and fintech industries
  • Providing training on legal issues that are relevant to the business

About you

  • Australian qualifications with experience working in a top or mid-tier law firm
  • Experience working in-house, preferably at a multi-national or in a finance or technology business
  • Solid drafting and negotiation experience
  • Understanding of legal issues relevant to technology businesses such as intellectual property, privacy, and competition & consumer law
  • Experience advising on regulations and working with regulators, within a financial services business
  • Able to apply rigorous process and logic to solve difficult problems and find effective solutions
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple projects and stakeholders at once, and follow through and meet deadlines

Life at Swyftx:

You will experience first-hand what it means to say “I did that” as you watch your ideas and visions become a reality, impacting thousands of people every day. The open-plan office based in Milton creates a relaxed, flexible and supportive environment with stand-up desks, music, a fully stocked kitchen and end of trip facilities. We plan regular engaging group activities, after hours sport activities and we celebrate our wins every month. We are a culture that values learning and training, career growth, and setting our people up for success.

At Swyftx we are focused on creating a diverse and dynamic environment that embraces and values differences. We value the variety of unique experiences, qualities and characteristics that our people possess, and we are committed to providing a working environment where everyone is included and treated with respect.

Interested? Please the 'Apply Now' button and we look forward to hearing from you.

You will have the rights to legally work in Australia, sponsorship options are not available for this role. We have an internal Talent Acquisition function, and therefore are not accepting approaches from recruitment agencies.