Legal

Legal Counsel (Associate)

Metro Manila, Metro Manila
Work Type: Full Time

About PDAX

At PDAX, we believe that the future of money is digital, and our mission is to empower all Filipinos to grow their wealth through blockchain technology.

As one of the first crypto firms in the Philippine market, we feel a sense of duty to our users and to the ecosystem to set the standard for safety, ease of access, and reliability. We expect our team to share in this responsibility and cherish our vision of a more open and equitable financial system. 

We are looking for new team members that are passionate about cryptocurrency, want to work in a disruptive, fast-growing industry, and thrive in a start-up environment.  

If this sounds like you, then we’d love to talk!

Responsibilities

  • Provide legal advice on a broad range of legal issues, including tax issues, business models, employment issues, marketing issues, and day-to-day corporate activities.
  • Drafting, review, and negotiation of contracts and related documents for the procurement or provision of goods and services.
  • Negotiate, review, and draft the company’s B2B contracts.
  • Update and maintain the Company’s legal documents and templates.
  • Prepare legal strategies and solutions, often in situations of high risk with limited time for assessing alternatives.
  • Analyze a broad range of local and international laws and regulations in relation to the blockchain industry.
  • Engage outside counsel on complex legal issues, and supervise and coordinate all work sent to external law firms.
  • Assist in account fraud handling.
  • Review marketing materials.
  • Work closely with various departments in relation to reviewing business practices / corporate structures, developing and maintaining compliance controls, training and investigations.
  • Oversee and manage company secretary responsibilities, which includes matters relating to the Board of Directors, Management Committee, and corporate governance.
  • Actively participating in appropriate executive, leadership, and / or operating committees.

Qualifications

  • Member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines
  • 1 to 2 years of post-qualification experience
  • Experience in working in-house or with a reputable law firm
  • Experience in fintech is an advantage
  • Experience handling contract reviews, drafting and negotiation
  • Experience handling employment and litigation matters
  • Experience handling corporate secretarial matters
  • Excellent drafting and organizational skills
  • Ability to analyse complex legal problems quickly and concisely without direct supervision
  • Ability to exercise good judgment even in ambiguous situations

Our Culture

  1. We do the right thing. In all dealings, we act with integrity, diligence, and in good faith.
  2. We think about the customer.  We solve problems for our users.
  3. We love crypto. We are passionate about cryptocurrency, financial markets, and how technology is changing lives.
  4. We strive for excellence.  We love challenges; we raise the bar in everything: our products, services, processes, and people.
  5. We focus on the mission. We take ownership. We are proactive and we work hard to deliver high-impact results at a rapid pace. 
  6. We exercise leadership. In any role we play, we strive to be effective leaders.
  7. We believe in continuous learning and growth. We pursue growth, learning, and development, and are eager to give and receive feedback.

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This position is for a temporary work from home setup as we prepare to provide a safe environment for our employees who will be working in the office. Our plan is to move towards a hybrid work model depending on the business needs.