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Senior Counsel, Contracts & Partnerships



Legal, Sales & Business Development
London, UK
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

Blockchain.com is the world's leading software platform for digital assets. Offering the largest production blockchain platform in the world, we share the passion to code, create, and ultimately build an open, accessible and fair financial future, one piece of software at a time.

We are looking for an outstanding legal professional to join our fast-growing team as a Senior Counsel, Contracts & Partnerships. You will advise on, negotiate and manage a variety of contractual matters and issues, including the setting-up of a Contracts Management function within the Legal department. If you have experience in a fast-paced environment and are looking for an opportunity to be a member of an innovative legal team in the crypto currency space, this is the perfect opportunity for you!


  • Partner closely with internal teams, including other parts of the Legal & Compliance department, the Institutional business as well as other internal business stakeholders to proactively address and resolve contractual matters in line with the company’s objectives.
  • Review, draft, revise, negotiate and advise on key business contracts for various types of arrangements, including alliances and strategic relationships, product and service integrations, client services, and service provider and vendor arrangements.
  • Support merger and acquisition transactions and other strategic corporate development transactions, including contracts due diligence, document preparation, closing mechanics, and post-closing integration and administration.
  • Help define procedures and practices within Legal to promote efficient workflows and handling of contractual matters, including the signing authority protocol for our various entities and execution processes.
  • Set up a Contracts Management function to drive better and more efficient results across the business and to foster relationships (internally and with a broad range of counterparties).
  • Proactively identify, analyze and mitigate risks.
  • Liaise with external counsel as necessary.


  • JD/law degree and bar admission in at least one U.S. state or the UK.
  • 8+ years relevant experience; in-house experience strongly preferred.
  • Proven high-performing legal experience in an in-house environment.
  • Ability to work well under pressure with diligence, organization, and minimal supervision, and provide practical, business-friendly advice to clients.
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills and excellent judgment; ability to drive issues to a quick resolution that factors in many non-legal variables, such as brand-risk, communications, government relations, tax, insurance, finance and other business units.
  • Ability to manage a diverse and complex workload while maintaining priorities and proactively anticipating issues, particularly in a fast-paced corporate setting.
  • Ability to anticipate legal issues or risks and to build the processes and systems to proactively address them.
  • First class interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Track record of proactively building and maintaining productive relationships with business and corporate functional leaders.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.


  • Full-time salary based on experience and meaningful equity in an industry-leading company
  • Hybrid model working from home & awesome office location in the heart of London
  • Unlimited vacation policy; work hard and take time when you need it
  • Apple equipment
  • The opportunity to be a key player and build your career at a rapidly expanding, global technology company in an emerging field
  • Flexible work culture

Blockchain is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, and apprenticeship. Blockchain makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business need at the time.