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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Legal jobs
  • Languages
    English Dutch
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      December 23,2021
    • Entrusting Package
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    Legal Counsel

    We are looking for a self-starting and experienced Legal Counsel.

    About Bitvavo

    In 2018, Bitvavo launched the first version of its digital assets trading platform, to bridge the gap between traditional currencies and digital assets. By offering transparent fees, a wide range of assets and an easy to use platform, Bitvavo is making the currency of the future accessible for everyone.

    In two years time, Bitvavo has established itself as the market leader in the Netherlands, with hundreds of thousands of users exchanging multiple billions of digital assets a year.

    Our team, located in Amsterdam, is looking for self-driven, talented people who can help making digital assets available for everyone.

    How you'll have an impact:

    This is a unique possibility to play a vital role in the next phase of a fast-growing company, expanding into multiple European markets within a booming sector.

    Together with the Head of Legal and supported by junior legal counsel, you will set up and strengthen the company's legal framework, ensure that this framework is executed, and improve the legal framework continuously. You will independently manage projects (such as the regulatory registration and license process throughout Europe) and implement projects decided on the level of the legal team or management team.

    In this party regulated and partly still a grey area, the legal team is a backbone of the organisation. The legal team is part of the management (Company Leadership) team.

    Activities for setting up the legal framework include:

    • Obtaining regulatory licenses in the Netherlands and throughout the EEA;
    • Advising on any M&A, funding rounds and strategic investments;
    • Contributing to a.o. GDPR and AML Compliance;
    • Responding to and solving upcoming issues daily.

    What you'll bring:

    You bring 5-7 years of experience both in higher tier law firms and in-house (aware of both the highest standards as well as the daily reality of a scale-up);


    • Can independently get projects across the finish line - while still being part of the legal team;
    • Eager to learn and to help get Bitvavo to the next level;
    • Strong plus: is experienced in financial regulation and/or crypto-specific regulations (most importantly ALMD5);
    • An affinity with cryptocurrency and blockchain industry;
    • Fluency in the Dutch language is a strong plus
    • Culture fit: Flexible, lean, fast-paced, servant leadership; with the ambition, product and funds to become a European market leader and lead in upcoming stringent regulations.

    What we offer:

    Excellent employment terms, including:

    • a very competitive salary;
    • incentive plan;
    • pension plan;
    • lunch;
    • 26 days of annual leave plus your birthday off;
    • Internet allowance;
    • Flexible benefit budget;
    • Budget for external training and courses.
    • Work remotely & at our office in the heart of Amsterdam;
    • Be actively involved with the latest technologies and innovations;
    • A position in a unique, young, and fast-growing FinTech company.

    Our selection procedure in a nutshell

    Are you ready to be ‘the face’ of Bitvavo and help us attract all that talent?

    • Apply by clicking the button below. Please share whatever you want about yourself to convince we are a match!
    • Let's first have a 'coffee chat' to introduce Bitvavo, the role and get to know you.
    • We will follow up with two in-depth interviews.

    We strive to process applications within a week. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us by mail at

    Apply for the job

    Do you want to join our team as our new Legal Counsel? Then we'd love to hear about you!

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