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Posted on: 11 May 2024





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Senior Counsel, Regulatory - APAC/AU

Building the Future of Crypto 

Our Krakenites are a world-class team with crypto conviction, united by our desire to discover and unlock the potential of crypto and blockchain technology.


What makes us different?

Kraken is a mission-focused company rooted in crypto values. As a Krakenite, you’ll join us on our mission to accelerate the global adoption of crypto, so that everyone can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. For over a decade, Kraken’s focus on our mission and crypto ethos has attracted many of the most talented crypto experts in the world.


Before you apply, please read the Kraken Culture page to learn more about our internal culture, values, and mission.


As a fully remote company, we have Krakenites in 60+ countries who speak over 50 languages. Krakenites are industry pioneers who develop premium crypto products for experienced traders, institutions, and newcomers to the space. Kraken is committed to industry-leading security, crypto education, and world-class client support through our products like Kraken ProKraken NFT, and Kraken Futures.


Become a Krakenite and build the future of crypto!

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The team:

Join our growing regulatory legal team (18 professionals) working on matters such as advisory, licensing, regulatory inquiries and product set up - all to further Kraken’s mission.


The Opportunity:

  • Join a global digital asset exchange with deep roots in Australia. Kraken operates an AUSTRAC registered Digital Currency Exchange, and has serious growth ambitions in this market.

  • You’ll be the first regulatory lawyer dedicated to the region, as part of a wider team of 18 (and growing) global regulatory lawyers across the USA, UK and Europe. 

  • Plan and implement company-wide regulatory strategy for the rapidly evolving  regulatory landscape in the crypto industry.

  • Work at the cutting edge of the Australian financial services regime, and Australia’s future regulatory regime for crypto assets, as well as advising on broader APAC expansion and regulatory matters.

  • Guide new product creation and regulatory acquisition strategy working with the product and strategy teams.

  • Work with prominent financial services regulators and policy makers on challenging regulatory issues.


Skills you should HODL:

  • Qualified Lawyer in Australia, Singapore, New Zealand or Hong Kong.

  • 8+ years of relevant experience applying financial regulations, whether at a major law firm or in house.

  • Deep understanding of Australian financial services law and regulation (in particular derivatives brokerage and managed investment scheme regulation) and a good working knowledge of the legal and regulatory regimes of other key markets in the APAC region such as Singapore and Hong Kong.

  • Familiarity with the pending regulatory changes facing Digital Asset businesses in Australia, such as proposed CASSPr licensing and custody requirements and The Treasury’s proposal paper for regulating Digital Asset Platforms.

  • Mindset that is team-oriented as well as proactive and entrepreneurial: an opportunity-making person who uses the law to increase the company’s optionality, not decrease it.

  • Interest in the crypto industry / what our company is offering to the world and why.


Nice to haves:

  • Experience working in-house at a FinTech or crypto company in the Asia Pacific region.

  • Familiarity with the regulatory landscape governing cryptocurrency in Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, or Hong Kong.

  • Experience gained both in-house and at a law firm.

  • Experience at a regulator.


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Kraken is powered by people from around the world and we celebrate all Krakenites for their diverse talents, backgrounds, contributions and unique perspectives. We hire strictly based on merit, meaning we seek out the candidates with the right abilities, knowledge, and skills considered the most suitable for the job. We encourage you to apply for roles where you don't fully meet the listed requirements, especially if you're passionate or knowledgable about crypto!


As an equal opportunity employer, we don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Whether that’s based on race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws. 

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