Legal Manager – West Africa (FinTech / Cryptocurrency)

July 20, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

an American Based Company - Black Pen Recruitment

Black Pen Recruitment – Our client is an American-based company that is expanding globally by being one of the first movers to bring cryptocurrency to Africa and the Middle East at large. Their mission is to make cryptocurrency/blockchain and other FinTech services more accessible, and affordable, than ever before. Our client’s vision strives to form a committed team of forward-thinkers who collectively create a supportive, welcoming and highly innovative environment for all.
They are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Legal Manager – West Africa (FinTech / Cryptocurrency)
Location: Lagos
Job Type: Remote | Full-time
Industry: Financial Services

Oversee the company’s legal function 
Lead the company’s regulatory affairs, working to obtain all relevant licenses within the region
Work closely with the company’s compliance function regarding bribery and corruption, money laundering, terrorism financing, sanctions, and other similar matters
Manage relationships with outside counsel in West Africa
Advise members of the company’s Business team on various laws, regulations and contractual rights affecting the company’s business in West Africa (e.g., licensing, advertising, employment, etc.)
Draft, review and negotiate a wide variety of contracts regarding the company’s business 
Craft and implement legal strategies regarding disputes and litigation 
Manage the company’s intellectual property portfolio 


Law Degree from accredited, top-tier University in West Africa
+4 years of legal experience in West Africa with a leading law firm, along with in-house experience in the financial services, Fintech, and/or cryptocurrency sectors
Strong experience in payments, remittance, and virtual card payments
Excellent understanding of laws and regulations regarding financial services
Experience with corporate governance issues and corporate secretarial duties
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Practical and commercial approach, plus an entrepreneurial mindset
Fluent in English
Fluency in French is advantageous.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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