Counsel / Senior Legal Counsel - Africa, Regulatory

June 16, 2023
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Binance is the global blockchain company behind the world's largest digital asset exchange by trading volume and users, serving a greater mission to accelerate cryptocurrency adoption and increase the freedom of money.

Are you looking to be a part of the most influential company in the blockchain industry and contribute to the crypto-currency revolution that is changing the world?


  • Advising on a variety of regulatory issues, including product offering, licensing, marketing restrictions, compliance, AML/CTF and a range of other matters pivotal to Binance's growth across multiple African jurisdictions (e.g. South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya etc.) and globally.

  • Drafting and reviewing strategic plans and submissions to regulatory authorities, responding to regulatory enquiries, and helping to shape the long-term regulatory strategy.

  • Providing guidance to product and marketing teams on the scope of product offerings and marketing campaigns in multiple African jurisdictions.

  • Working with local teams on developing and managing the legal and compliance programmes and ongoing regulatory strategy across Africa.

  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of relevant legal and regulatory developments to provide strategic advice and foster compliance.

  • Requirements

  • Admitted to practice in either South Africa or a common law jurisdiction.

  • 8-12 years post qualification experience gained in top tier law firms and/or financial institutions.

  • Experience providing regulatory advice to financial institutions and other businesses including banks, investment managers and payments platforms.

  • Self-motivated, collaborative lawyer who is comfortable working in a fluid environment, takes full ownership of matters, gives practical advice and can take risk-based decisions.

  • The role will entail primarily non-contentious work, but candidates with a contentious background are welcome to apply.

  • Excellent written and spoken English.

  • Working at Binance

    • Do something meaningful; Be a part of the future of finance technology and the no.1 company in the industry

    • Fast moving, challenging and unique business problems

    • International work environment and flat organisation

    • Great career development opportunities in a growing company

    • Possibility for relocation and international transfers mid-career

    • Competitive salary

    • Flexible working hours, Casual work attire

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