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Senior Legal Counsel

Kiln

Kiln

Legal
Paris, France · Illinois, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Full time - Paris


As a Senior Legal Counsel at Kiln, you will act as a business partner for commercial, contract and intellectual property matters, while we scale in hyper-competitive markets and fast-moving regulatory environments! You will be responsible for the entire lifecycle of agreements with customers, vendors, and partners, including drafting, negotiations and implementation. You will report to our Head of Legal and work closely with the Sales, Finance and Product teams to assist with the implementation of key strategic and commercial projects throughout the business.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the negotiation and drafting of complex commercial sophisticated agreements for our range of products

  • Serve as a strategic advisor to Kiln’s Product, Sales, and Finance teams, fostering strong communication and collaboration.

  • Develop and refine contract templates, playbooks and terms of service to align with Kiln's evolving product suite and services.

  • Implement efficient legal processes, procedures, and metrics to enhance the delivery and effectiveness of legal services.

  • Support the development of scalable contracting, and increase the efficiency and scalability of commercial legal support.

  • Develop and implement the intellectual property strategy across the organization.

  • Stay abreast of developments in blockchain and digital currencies to offer informed compliance guidance, ensuring alignment with policy compliance and relevant regulatory frameworks.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years of legal experience in law firm or in-house.

  • Strong expertise in drafting and negotiating complex agreements within the fintech, blockchain, or technology sectors.

  • A proven track record of working effectively with cross-functional teams on strategic initiatives, especially in Product, Business Development, and Compliance.

  • Deep understanding of risk mitigation strategies across technology platforms.

  • Strong attention to detail coupled with the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, evolving environment.

  • Excellent legal judgement and creativity in problem-solving, balancing important legal risks with business objectives.

  • Proactive, enthusiastic, resourceful and accountable approach, with ability to work independently with minimal guidance as well as collaboratively as part of a team.

Nice-to-haves:

  • A passion for blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, and the potential for financial innovation,

  • Familiarity with digital asset or financial services industries and knowledge of associated regulatory issues is a plus

  • History of advising high growth companies, particularly those involved in highly regulated industries is a plus

About Kiln:

Kiln is the leading enterprise-grade staking platform, enabling institutional customers to stake assets, and to whitelabel staking functionality into their offering. Our platform is API-first and enables fully automated validators, rewards, and data and commission management.

With over $7+ billion crypto assets being programmatically staked, Kiln has a particularly strong track record on Ethereum as we run over 4.3% of the network; this includes 40,000+ validators with 0 slashing events.

The team is made up of over 60 ecosystem enthusiasts formerly at Google, Circle, Ledger, Chainalysis, and other leading technology and cryptocurrency companies.

Join Kiln and help us make the web more secure, stable, decentralized, and fair!

How Kiln will support you:

  • A fast-paced, no bureaucratic work environment

  • Equity Share Options in the Business: if Kiln succeeds, we all succeed!

  • Competitive Salary

  • Unlimited holiday

  • Flexible remote working

  • Choose your IT equipment

  • Internet connection paid up to €50/month

  • Significant personal development and tech conf budget

Your interview process:

  1. Recruiter Interview (45 min)

  2. Take-home test (< 2 hours)

  3. Technical Interview (60 min)

  4. Core Values Interview (45 min)

  5. Founders Interview (30 min)

  6. Offer!

Please note that we are not sponsoring visas for persons without work authorization in France. This role is specifically for employees (no B2B or contractors) based in France. Thank you!