Our client is a forward-thinking company operating in the trading industry, with a focus on crypto business, hedge funds, and digital assets. They are seeking an experienced In-House Legal Counsel to join our team and provide comprehensive legal support across all facets of their operations. 


  • Business Transactions and Contracts: 
  • Review and analyze proposed business deals and transactions to identify legal risks and potential liabilities. 
  • Draft and review all contracts, including those with clients, suppliers, and other trading parties. 
  • Advise on regulatory compliance and handle disputes. 
  • Represent the company in legal proceedings. 
  • Advisory and Compliance: 
  • Advise company executives and employees on legal matters, including risk management and compliance with trading regulations. 
  • Draft legal documents such as memoranda, opinions, and correspondence to support the company’s legal position. 
  • Conduct legal research on trading laws, regulations, and industry standards, staying abreast of changes affecting the crypto trading industry worldwide. 
  • Negotiations and External Relations: 
  • Participate in meetings and negotiations with external parties, such as regulators, counterparties, and legal representatives. 
  • Manage and oversee outside counsel engaged for specialized legal matters or litigation, including negotiating costs. 
  • Regulatory Monitoring: 
  • Monitor legal and regulatory developments in the trading industry and advise the company on necessary adjustments to practices or policies. 
  • Company Secretary Duties: 
  • Ensure the company’s compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. 
  • Maintain company records, including filing annual returns. 
  • Communicate complex legal issues clearly to non-legal personnel. 
  • Policy Development and Training: 
  • Assist with the development and implementation of corporate policies and procedures to ensure compliance with legal requirements. 
  • Provide training to employees on legal and compliance issues relevant to their roles in the company. 


  • 10 to 15 years of Post-Qualification Experience (PQE) 
  • Board-level experience 
  • Sole legal/general counsel experience 
  • Financial services experience 
  • Experience in a startup environment 
  • Trading industry experience (crypto business, hedge fund, digital assets, or similar) 
  • Compliance experience 
  • Regulatory knowledge 

Nice to Haves: 

  • Knowledge of the UAE legal system (to assist with company regulatory filings, compliance needs, etc.) 
  • Familiarity with UAE regulators 
  • Employment law knowledge 
  • Crypto industry knowledge 

To apply for this position, please send your CV in English to our consultant below.