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Crypto/Digital Assets Lawyer - Cayman Islands

Posted 13 days ago

Job DescriptionCrypto/Digital Assets Lawyer – Cayman IslandsPut aside for one moment that will you be living and working in one of the most desirable locations on the planet, this job could be career-defining wherever it was based. It offers an opportunity to specialise in offshore transactional work for the rapidly developing cryptocurrency/digital assets sector, gaining experience that will place you right at the cutting edge of the market.Some prior experience in crypto/digital assets is preferred but we are also interested in hearing from corporate/financial services/funds lawyers who have a genuine interest in the sector. It will suit someone who enjoys a diverse range of work since you could be advising on everything from corporate and finance-related matters to the ever-changing regulatory and compliance landscape that clients in this sector must navigate. You may even be called on to offer support in disputes from time to time. It promises to be challenging, exciting, and ultimately highly rewarding.The Cayman IslandsA world-class international financial centre, Grand Cayman offers lawyers the opportunity to do high-quality and complex work that compares favourably with that in a leading onshore law firm. Outside of work, the climate lends itself to an outdoors lifestyle whether that be diving, sailing, relaxing on the beach or enjoying a bite to eat at a waterfront restaurant. Life here is good; rarely does anyone regret making the move.ProcessInterviews will take place by videoconference with start dates typically around four to six months later (depending on your notice period). Our clients provide comprehensive assistance with visas and relocation. PackageHighly attractive tax-free salary (expected to be in the range of USD170k-220k depending on experience). Comprehensive benefits, bonus, and relocation package (flights + temporary accommodation on arrival + expenses allowance)RequirementsTo secure a work permit for the Cayman Islands you will need to be admitted in the UK or an equivalent Commonwealth jurisdiction (such as Australia, New Zealand or Canada) and have at least three years’ post-qualification experience (by the time you relocate). You will have worked on matters in the fintech/crypto sector (with in a good commercial law firm or in-house legal team), or you will be a transactional/FS lawyer with a demonstrable interest in moving into this field. Origin Legal InternationalOur team has over 25 years’ experience in helping lawyers to make international and offshore moves. If you would like to find out more about this role or discuss an overseas move in general, please get in touch or check the international resources page of our website.