Junior Legal Associate
Luno
Cape Town
1d ago

We all want something different.

At Luno, we see you as individuals.

Together, we're upgrading the world of work to unleash your potential and empower you to become the best possible version of yourself.

Upgrading the entire planet to a new financial system is a challenge of epic proportions. Like the first moon landing, it requires special kinds of people working together with unusual skill, focus and determination.

We’re changing the financial landscape, and to do so, we need the best team on board for our mission. In short, to achieve our goals, we need exceptional talent. As simple as that.

A little about us :

  • We make it safe and easy to buy, store and learn about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.
  • We currently have over 5 million customers across 40 countries.
  • We're part of the Digital Currency Group, a group of companies driving progress in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space that includes Grayscale, Genesis, Coindesk and Foundry Services.
  • Our platform has processed over $14 billion to date.
  • We’re proud to be one of the world’s most international cryptocurrency teams from 43 different nationalities working across South Africa, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore.
  • The role in a nutshell :

    We’re looking for an exceptional Junior Legal Associate to join our busy Legal team. You will be based at Luno’s Cape Town office and be an integral part of a growing Legal team that seeks to provide world-class service to our business globally.

    You will provide clear, focused and pragmatic advice on the full spectrum of legal matters impacting a rapidly growing and truly global business in a pioneering industry.

    Your mission will involve :

  • Providing timely and proactive advice to the executive team and internal business groups.
  • Contract drafting, negotiation and reviewing for and with internal business stakeholders.
  • Engaging with regulators and law enforcement as required.
  • Assisting in establishing and managing legal policies and procedures.
  • Monitoring and keeping abreast of policy and regulatory developments across the globe and informing the business of updates and changes.
  • Playing a key role in raising internal awareness of key legal issues that affect our customers and our business
  • Assisting in resolving customer issues and ensuring our customers enjoy a stellar best service.
  • Related ad hoc projects to improve the Luno working environment and customer experience.
  • In your first six months, you will...

  • Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders in the business.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter relevant to your role.
  • Become an integral member of Luno’s Legal team, demonstrating critical judgement, taking responsibility and being accountable for matters you are working on.
  • The ideal Lunaut for this role, will have :

  • Completed articles of clerkship at a top-tier law firm or in-house.
  • Strong academic credentials, with a law degree from a top law school or tertiary institution.
  • Excellent communication skills, analytical rigour, and the ability to grasp, distill and apply complex legal issues.
  • Sound business judgement, and a pragmatic approach, producing top quality, concise and practical legal advice across a broad range of matters.
  • Willingness and flexibility to learn and adapt in an exciting and evolving industry.
  • The ability to work across teams, functions and geographies, with high autonomy.
  • A valid work permit for South Africa, if you’re not a South African citizen.
  • Basic knowledge of and passion for crypto currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum (advantageous).
  • Remote Life at Luno :

    If you’re looking to work on something truly global and disruptive with a forward-thinking and ambitious team that highly values diversity, teamwork, and the continuous quest for excellence, then this is an opportunity for you.

    Like the majority of companies, Luno is currently working remotely, to keep our employees safe, which means you will not be physically, but virtually onboarded for now!

    Life at Luno

    If you’re looking to work on something truly global and disruptive with a forward-thinking and ambitious team that highly values diversity, teamwork, and the continuous quest for excellence, then this is an opportunity for you.

  • You'll be able to continuously up-skill yourself with access to free online learning via MyAcademy, an international teaching marketplace with over 100000 courses from Harvard and other leading providers + share knowledge with your peers.
  • Visit our mothership in Cape Town for onboarding and our annual company offsite - we fly in everyone around the globe to Luno’s birth town to brainstorm and celebrate our successes.
  • We'll take good care of your appetite with free lunch from Monday to Thursday.
  • Live long and prosper. We’ve got you covered with excellent private medical insurance.
  • Generous maternity / paternity and even (yes, you are reading it correctly) paw-ternity for your furry friend..
  • Annual Inspiration Day.. like that pottery course you’ve always been meaning to do!
  • Work with a diverse team of hardworking, ambitious and friendly people on something that will truly revolutionise the financial world.
  • We are a social bunch of people, we have quarterly activities and drinks Fridays for whoever wants to join! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.
  • We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    If you’re looking to work on something truly global and disruptive with a forward-thinking and ambitious team that highly values diversity, teamwork, and the continuous quest for excellence, then this is an opportunity for you.

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