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Legal Manager - West Africa

Closing: Aug 31, 2022

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Published: Aug 25, 2022 (2 months ago)

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Our client is an American-based company that is expanding globally by being one of the first movers to bring cryptocurrency to Africa and the Middle East at large. Their mission is to make cryptocurrency/blockchain and other FinTech services more accessible, and affordable, than ever before. Our client’s vision strives to form a committed team of forward-thinkers who collectively create a supportive, welcoming and highly innovative environment for all.


Requirements

  • Law degree from accredited, top-tier University in West Africa

  • +4 years of legal experience in West Africa with a leading law firm, along with in-house experience in the financial services, Fintech, and/or cryptocurrency sectors

  • Strong experience in payments, remittance, and virtual card payments

  • Excellent understanding of laws and regulations regarding financial services

  • Experience with corporate governance issues and corporate secretarial duties

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Practical and commercial approach, plus an entrepreneurial mindset

  • Fluent in English

  • Fluency in French is advantageous


Responsibilities
Our client is an American-based company that is expanding globally by being one of the first movers to bring cryptocurrency to Africa and the Middle East at large. Their mission is to make cryptocurrency/blockchain and other FinTech services more accessible, and affordable, than ever before. Our client’s vision strives to form a committed team of forward-thinkers who collectively create a supportive, welcoming and highly innovative environment for all.


Requirements

  • Law degree from accredited, top-tier University in West Africa

  • +4 years of legal experience in West Africa with a leading law firm, along with in-house experience in the financial services, Fintech, and/or cryptocurrency sectors

  • Strong experience in payments, remittance, and virtual card payments

  • Excellent understanding of laws and regulations regarding financial services

  • Experience with corporate governance issues and corporate secretarial duties

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Practical and commercial approach, plus an entrepreneurial mindset

  • Fluent in English

  • Fluency in French is advantageous


Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the company’s legal function

  • Lead the company’s regulatory affairs, working to obtain all relevant licenses within the region

  • Work closely with the company’s compliance function regarding bribery and corruption, money laundering, terrorism financing, sanctions, and other similar matters

  • Manage relationships with outside counsel in West Africa

  • Advise members of the company’s Business team on various laws, regulations and contractual rights affecting the company’s business in West Africa (e.g., licensing, advertising, employment, etc.)

  • Draft, review and negotiate a wide variety of contracts regarding the company’s business 

  • Craft and implement legal strategies regarding disputes and litigation 

  • Manage the company’s intellectual property portfolio 


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