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Title: General Counsel
Date Posted: 2017-11-02
Location: Not mentioned
The Company

Input Output HK Limited ('IOHK') is a mini-multinational engineering company that builds cryptocurrencies and blockchains for academic institutions, government entities, and corporations. We are a decentralised company that fosters small, innovative and agile teams; with over 70 leading developers, academic researchers, and project managers in 15 countries, we work on some of the most innovative projects in the industry and execute on ideas which have the potential to cause cascading disruption.

IOHK is recruiting a corporate General Counsel with international experience, who is motivated to work with startups in the highly innovative cryptocurrency and blockchain industry.


We are looking for an exceptional corporate attorney with a minimum of 5 years of experience serving as General Counsel (internally or externally) to advise on cross-jurisdictional legal issues affecting IOHK's strategy and day-to-day business operations.

The ideal candidate will be able to limit IOHK's legal risk exposure and provide valuable input on IOHK's business strategy by optimizing its international legal structure.

Note: There is no preferred jurisdiction for candidates to apply from however admission to the bar in either the United States or an European Union country is preferable.

Operational Responsibilities

- Draft and review commercial agreements, minimising risk and maximising legal rights.
- Counseling on international labour law issues and drafting of services agreements.
- Advice on drafting and reviewing IOHK's internal governance policies.
- Ensure IOHK's compliance in multiple jurisdictions, while monitoring shifts in applicable jurisdictions' corporate legal framework.
- Keep informed of global legislative changes specifically as it relates to global cryptocurrency and tax regulations and consistently anticipate and provide timely evaluation.
- Propose resolution strategies on potential risks in contractual, regulatory compliance and tax related legal areas.
- Anticipate various day-to-day legal issues, including communication with relevant counterparties.

Strategic Responsibilities

- Counseling on global business entity restructuring.
- Tax advice on US and global corporate tax regimes.
- Advise IOHK's Executives on the legal implications of any strategic decision or course of action.


- Proven (internal or external) general counsel experience for a globally. distributed mini-multinational start-up.
- A minimum of +5 years of experience in corporate law and governance.
- Demonstrated success in contract negotiation.
- Demonstrated success in global restructuring strategy.
- Ability to develop legal strategies and objectives.
- BSc degree in Law or J.D degree.
- An MBA degree will be considered an asset

Key competencies

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Exceptionally organised.
- Ambitious and interested in expanding his/her legal skill set.
- Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Planning and organizing.
- Decision-making.
- Negotiation.
- Conflict management.
- Adaptability: International exposure, ability to work across multiple time. zones, culturally adaptable.
- Stress tolerance.

You will report directly to the Senior Executives of IOHK.

Apply via this link only:

keyword: general counsel


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Company: Input Output HK
Contact person: Not mentioned
Contact information: support@iohk.io (DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS EMAIL ADDRESS)