Portfolio Jobs

Discover opportunities across our Portfolio

Legal Counsel, General



Remote · United Kingdom
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024
About Us
Chainlink Labs is the primary contributing developer of Chainlink, the decentralized computing platform powering the verifiable web. Chainlink is the industry-standard platform for providing access to real-world data, offchain computation, and secure cross-chain interoperability across any blockchain. Chainlink Labs helps power verifiable applications for banking, DeFi, global trade, and gaming by collaborating with some of the world’s largest financial institutions, notably Swift, DTCC, and ANZ. Chainlink Labs also works with top Web3 teams, including Aave, Compound, GMX, Maker, and Synthetix. Chainlink Labs was ranked in Newsweek’s 100 Most Loved Workplaces 2023 in both the United States and United Kingdom.
On our legal team, you will have a hands-on opportunity to shape the future of Chainlink, one of the most exciting projects in the blockchain space. We are looking for a highly motivated, entrepreneurial, and experienced attorney to serve as Legal Counsel to take on the challenge of a fast-growing and evolving industry. You will be working closely with our General Counsel and business teams, and will be helping to build a world-class legal department. As a key contributor, you will work on some of the most exciting legal and business issues in blockchain today.

Your Impact

  • Be on the front lines of developing strategies for evaluating complex risk in business-centric ways
  • Build scalable processes that allow the business flexibility and freedom to move quickly
  • Support our compliance with applicable U.S. and international laws and regulations, in close collaboration with colleagues in finance and operations
  • Continuously research and master the latest legal frameworks from regulatory bodies across the globe
  • Advise a wide range of business teams on a variety of complex legal topics


  • License to practice law or equivalent in the Netherlands, Germany, Republic of Ireland, or the UK
  • At least 3+ years of legal experience at a top law firm or in-house
  • Excellent problem solving skills, judgment, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet tight deadlines and act decisively
  • Ability to take ownership of projects and concisely turn legal analysis into action

Preferred Requirements

  • Prior experience with, detailed knowledge of, and a passion for blockchain technology
  • Ability to present complex compliance and regulatory issues in a clear and concise manner and provide succinct, practical and results-oriented legal advice
  • Experience counseling non-lawyer clients in the blockchain industry or consumer technology industry
  • Familiarity with legal regimes impacting the decentralised finance industry and experience with open-source software licensing
All roles with Chainlink Labs are global and remote-based. Unless otherwise stated, we ask that you try to overlap some working hours with Eastern Standard Time (EST). We encourage you to apply regardless of your location.
Commitment to Equal Opportunity
Chainlink Labs is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, or ordinances. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need when applying for a role or in our recruitment process, please contact us via this form.
Global Data Privacy Notice for Job Candidates and Applicants
Information collected and processed as part of your Chainlink Labs Careers profile, and any job applications you choose to submit is subject to our Privacy Policy. By submitting your application, you are agreeing to our use and processing of your data as required.