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Swiss Law qualified Legal Counsel

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Swiss Law qualified Legal Counsel

Lykke is an international, Swiss-based company building a global marketplace for the free exchange of financial assets. Lykke’s mission is to democratize finance by leveraging the power of the blockchain. Eliminating market barriers, Lykke will provide and promote equal access from anywhere in the world to the digitization and trade of virtually any asset of value.
The company is looking for a Swiss Law qualified Corporate Legal Counsel to take primary responsibility for a range of corporate and financial regulatory matters. The team member will support the business in the areas of corporate, securities compliance, employment and financial services regulatory issues.

The Position

The Corporate Counsel will be responsible for providing ongoing regulatory advice and support, leading inbound investment activities and providing general legal support for all business activities of the company.   Familiarity with, or strong interest in, cryptocurrency trading and initial coin offerings is highly beneficial.  This is an interesting and dynamic role, with the opportunity to grow and shape the legal department for the company.


Swiss Law qualification is a must.
Applicants should have at least 2 years of financial services regulatory experience and/or securities law experience, preferably with a combination of reputable law firm and multinational corporate legal department supporting new technology clients or the fintech sector in Switzerland. Excellent written and verbal skills in English and German are essential, and fluency or high level of proficiency in other languages also useful.  

Additional qualifications and experience include:

  • At least 2 (two) year in a law firm in Switzerland and /or a legal department of a financial institution in Switzerland
  • Preferably admitted to the Swiss Bar
  • Proven ability to work in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Past experience working with FINMA
  • Knowledge of OTF Swiss regulation is a distinctive asset
  • Experience in developing relationships with regulators even to the point of being involved in new policy formation
  • Preferably has had dealings with crypto platforms and exchanges or other forms of blockchain applications
  • Corporate/company secretarial, joint venture, M&A and other corporate-related practice areas
  • Experience drafting and implementing compliance programs in the financial services sector
  • Experience with data protection regulation, privacy disclaimers and ability to ensure GDPR compliance.
  • Experience in e-commerce and on-line contracting, preferably in the financial services sector (securities dealers, FX, exchanges is a plus).


The candidate will be located in either Zurich or Zug, Switzerland.


Lykke is an established cryptocurrency trading platform operating token exchanges as well as crypto exchanges in several jurisdictions, based in Zug, Switzerland.  This is an exciting and interesting opportunity for a candidate who is keen to join the growing blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem.  Candidates will enjoy a friendly environment where remote work is embraced, flexible work hours and can-do, enterprising spirit throughout, competitive salary.