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Senior Legal Counsel – Corporate and Financial Regulation - Mexico

Senior Legal Counsel – Corporate and Financial Regulation - Mexico

  • Location

    Mexico

  • Sector:

    Other Sectors

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact:

    Carolina Morandi

  • Contact email:

    carol.morandi@laurencesimons.com

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-05-01

  • Consultant:

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Our client operates a world-leading cryptocurrency exchange, and it is looking for a Senior Legal Counsel in Mexico to join an international work environment, with great career development opportunities.

 

 Responsibilities:

  • Support the company’s efforts in Mexico, in considering, analyzing and applying for any legal subjects such as local approvals, authorizations or licenses;
  • Drive the development and implementation of group legal strategy and contribute to the development of the organization’s general business strategy;
  • Proactively identify legal problems, solutions, and potential support needed to provide more strategic support to local teams;
  • Handle regulatory approvals, authorization and licenses including related analysis and applications;
  • Assist in negotiation of contracts for different business lines in the ecosystem, and support in a variety of transactional and corporate governance initiatives;
  • Be responsible for drafting and reviewing legal documents and provide holistic risk assessment and suggestions to enhance business value while mitigating downside risk across multiple areas of the company;
  • Support the business teams in the launch and development of new products and services - navigating between the commercial and regulatory worlds;
  • Provide legal business partner training and counsel non-legal associates to enable stronger legal acumen across the company;
  • Be responsible for drafting and reviewing contracts and agreements and provide holistic risk assessment and suggestions to enhance business value while mitigating downside risk;
  • Anticipate and maintain up-to-date knowledge of current laws relevant to your own substantive area to provide strategic advice and foster compliance;
  • Identify legal framework developments, align and promote consistency of approach in legal matters between the internal stakeholders;
  • Take prudent risks within the context of the overall business, and advise and implement solutions to address issues identified.

 

  Requirements:

  • Qualified to practice law in Mexico jurisdiction;
  • At least 7 years of relevant legal experience at a global law firm, and/or as a corporate counsel at a fast-paced technology company;
  • Extensive financial product experience from initiation to launch is ideal;
  • Very strong sense of team spirit and cross-functional collaboration;
  • Solid legal technical expertise as well as sound business and people judgement sense;
  • Hands-on at work and ability to manage complex projects independently;
  • Ability to develop relevant and creative solutions to meet current and evolving business needs;
  • Excellent legal drafting and interpretation skills;
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and organizational skills;
  • Business level English and Spanish, Portuguese is a bonus.