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Associate Counsel

Gemini

Gemini

Legal
Gurugram, Haryana, India
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

About the Company

Gemini is a global crypto and Web3 platform founded by Tyler Winklevoss and Cameron Winklevoss in 2014. Gemini offers a wide range of crypto products and services for individuals and institutions in over 70 countries.

Crypto is about giving you greater choice, independence, and opportunity. We are here to help you on your journey. We build crypto products that are simple, elegant, and secure. Whether you are an individual or an institution, we help you buy, sell, and store your bitcoin and cryptocurrency.

At Gemini, our mission is to unlock the next era of financial, creative, and personal freedom.

In India, we have a hybrid work policy. Employees are expected to work from the office in Gurgaon part of the week. We believe our hybrid approach increases productivity through more in-person collaboration where possible.

The Department: Legal

The Legal department at Gemini is making history every day, as we creatively apply the legacy of law to the future of digital assets. On this team, you will tackle complex and unprecedented applications of the current legal system to the revolutionary industry of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. At Gemini, Legal plays a critical role in guiding innovation and driving value for the business, while upholding our core tenets of security, compliance, and trust for our customers. Join us and help define the Legal Department of the Future.

The Role: Associate Counsel

As Associate Commercial Counsel at Gemini, you are the ultimate writer and negotiator. Leveraging both breadth and depth of experience at a law firm and/or as in-house counsel, you will lead the drafting, revision, evaluation and negotiation of strategic partnership, financial institution, licensing, consulting, marketing, non-disclosure, and other financial, commercial, technology, and vendor agreements. You also will help Gemini scale a nimble and efficient legal agreement work flow tasked with addressing and tackling the complex contractual challenges that confront a disruptive emerging asset class. By working closely with Gemini’s Business Development, Finance and Accounting, and Supplier Relations teams, you’ll play a critical role in building our business at the forefront of the future of money.

Responsibilities:

  • Draft, evaluate, and negotiate a wide variety of commercial agreements, including high-volume NDAs and procurement agreements, as well as complex client-facing agreements across a wide range of business services.
  • Provide risk-weighted advice to business principals that succinctly balances commercial upside against corresponding legal, financial, operational, and reputational risk.
  • Follow and refine contract workflow for Gemini Trust Company and the broader Gemini group, including coordination of relevant internal stakeholders and external providers.
  • Follow and refine standard templates and negotiation matrices to support Gemini’s growing commercial contracting needs.
  • Manage projects effectively and collaboratively.
  • Build positive and influential relationships with Gemini Leadership and cross-functional partners.
  • Collaborate with and support the rest of the Legal team to evaluate and communicate legal risks to internal stakeholders and external parties.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Law degree from India/UK/US.
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of relevant legal experience at a law firm or in-house.
  • Fluency in English.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of and interest in disruptive technology, financial services, or security; prior experience working in fintech, digital assets or high-growth tech companies a plus.
  • Proven ability to proactively, efficiently, and accurately assess legal business risks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Deep experience managing both complex and high-volume commercial negotiations from beginning to end, escalating to cross-functional or Legal team approvers where necessary.
  • Track record of creative problem-solving with limited supervision, excellent written and oral communication skills, and creation of strong and trusted cross-functional relationships.
  • Experience in complex negotiations (Custody and Trading Agreements, SaaS Agreement).
  • Experience in high-volume, quick turnaround agreements (Procurement, NDA).
It Pays to Work Here
The compensation & benefits package for this role includes:
  • Competitive base salary
  • Benefits
  • Discretionary annual bonus

At Gemini, we strive to build diverse teams that reflect the people we want to empower through our products, and we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. Equal Opportunity is the Law, and Gemini is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. If you have a specific need that requires accommodation, please let a member of the People Team know.