We are now looking for a Head of Legal to join Tesseract Group in Helsinki
Since inception in 2017, Tesseract has been a forerunner and one of the longest-standing market participants in the digital asset lending market. Digital asset lending is one of the fastest growing industries in the global cryptocurrency sphere. Serving the interests of digital borrowers and investors alike, the sector has seen the amount of active crypto credit soar to over 10 BUSD, with a six-fold increase in 2020 alone. Tesseract, based in Helsinki and backed by leading Nordic investors, is at the absolute cutting edge of this development. During the past three years, we have extended hundreds of millions of credit across our innovative cross-margin prime lending and collateralized lending programs. We pride ourselves on our proprietary technology and our can-do attitude. Last year, our company grew more than 10x year-on-year and we are constantly looking for new people to join our team of high performers. Read more about Tesseract at https://tesseractinvestment.com.
About the Role
We are seeking a Head of Legal to create, implement, and maintain the overall legal and regulatory strategy for Tesseract. You will also review contracts, participate in negotiations, provide legal support on project execution, and lead compliance.
Your responsibilities include
- Providing strategic legal and regulatory advice to senior management and relevant business stakeholders
- Leading the Legal team, providing appropriate support, and ensuring the team is aligned with the business strategy and its objectives
- Providing advice on compliance matters to ensure Tesseract conducts its business in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations
- Developing an outside counsel strategy and manage relationships with external law firms
- Driving a culture of professional excellence, integrity, and agility, as well as providing visible and effective leadership of the team through a period of scaling up
Tesseract is currently a small but fast-growing team of ~20 people, located in Maria 01 startup community in central Helsinki. At Tesseract, we love the dynamic and high-pressured environment as it drives us to be the next generation of problem-solvers that we are. We offer fast-paced but flexible working hours with remote working opportunity and the opportunity to contribute in building world-changing solutions. At Tesseract, you can expect a front-row seat to the global crypto market, especially within digital asset lending. You will also learn from tight-knit team of experts in finance, technology, business and other fields.
What we are looking for
Our ideal candidates have a LL.M or J.D. degree and at least 10 years of relevant experience from in-house and outside counsel roles related to financial services. We expect experience of heading up a Legal function in financial services (banking, asset management, fintech) and dealing with the financial supervisory authorities and regulators. We also expect the ability to identify relevant business and legal issues proactively, evaluate risks and find creative solutions, particularly regarding novel situations. Fluency in written and spoken English is a prerequisite. Other language skills are considered an advantage.
We expected you to have
- LL.M. / J.D. degree
- At least 10 years of relevant experience in financial services
- Prior experience of heading up a Legal function
- Strong communication skills
- Excellent English language skills
You will also benefit from
- Prior experience from digital assets
- International experience and English or US law qualifications
- Other language skills
In your role, you will need the ability to prioritise conflicting demands and handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment. We value a passion for problem solving and driving change by using innovative solutions. We also appreciate strong communication skills and the ability to explain complex legal concepts and requirements to a range of audiences.
Interested to join Tesseract?
The recruitment process is operated by Paragraaffi Ltd. We review all received applications on an ongoing basis, and we will conduct interviews as soon as suitable candidates are found. Please submit your application at our website by 26th of September 2021 at the latest. For more information, please contact Legal Talent Consultant Anna Hallio (050 5522 366, firstname.lastname@example.org).
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