Litigation Counsel - MEA (Middle East & Africa)

April 13, 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?


  • Assist in handling ongoing litigations and arbitrations in jurisdictions where the business has operations.

  • Manage legal efforts in response to contentious inquiries, including managing pre-litigious and regulatory matters, encountered by the company and internal stakeholders.

  • Take charge of external communication with external counsels and negotiating with the opposition.

  • Provide proactive, in-depth, commercially sensible legal advice to all stakeholders.

  • Support in the development and implementation of legal strategy to reduce the risk of disputes while balancing against the organisation's overall business strategy.

  • Assist in negotiation of contracts for different business lines in the ecosystem, and support in a variety of risk management projects.

  • Be responsible for drafting and reviewing court, arbitration documents, liaison and settlement agreements.

  • Partner with cross-functional and regional teams and provide support on legal matters of varying complexity, sensitivity, and tangibility.

  • Provide legal business partner training and counsel non-legal associates to enable stronger legal acumen across the company.

  • Take prudent risks within the context of the overall business, and advise and implement solutions to address issues identified.

  • Provide administrative support to manage billing, legal contracts, corporate documents and other documentation.

  • General overall support to the legal team.

  • Qualified lawyer in dispute resolution with 4-8 years of experience at a reputable global law firm in a civil law jurisdiction in the Middle East or Africa, in-house experience is a plus.

  • Bachelors or Master of Laws degree from a top law school.

  • Knowledge of financial products (including spot trading, margin trading, futures and options) essential.

  • Experience with handling disputes for traditional financial institutions and cryptocurrency organisations is highly preferred.

  • Experience with handling regulatory inquiries, requests for information and investigations are a plus.

  • Interest in the cryptocurrency industry and its development.

  • Possesses solid legal technical expertise as well as sound business and people judgement sense.

  • Hands on at work and can be independent in managing complex projects.

  • Can develop relevant and creative solutions to handle risks and manage disputes.

  • Excellent legal drafting and interpretation skills.

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English, fluency in Arabic is a plus (but not required).

  • 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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