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Legal Intern (60% – 100%)

Sygnum is the world’s first regulated Digital Asset Bank, founded on Swiss and Singapore dual heritage, operating globally. We make digital assets bankable, secure and convenient, empowering our clien

Sygnum is the world’s first regulated Digital Asset Bank, founded on Swiss and Singapore dual heritage, operating globally. We make digital assets bankable, secure and convenient, empowering our clients to invest in the digital asset economy with complete trust. For the first time with Sygnum, major currencies and digital assets, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and digital CHF and asset tokens are seamlessly integrated in one account.

We are looking for an intern to join our Legal team based in Zurich.

Are you passionate about legal,compliance and regulations, FinTech and DLT law?

  • Are you passionate about finding solutions and inspiring others?
  • Are you keen on working in a dynamic, fast-moving and interdisciplinary start-up?
  • Are you passionate about finding solutions and inspiring others?
  • Are you curious about financial services and regulation/technology/cryptocurrencies/ blockchain/tokenization and related legal solutions?
  • Are you a team player and able to work under pressure and independently?

Tasks

  • Work with the Head Legal within the Legal,Compliance & RegTech division
  • Work in particular in the areas of legal (including employment law, contract law, corporate law), regulatory and corporate housekeeping and support with all administrative activities
  • Respond to various legal requests from internal stakeholders
  • Assist in a variety of projects and the review and drafting of agreements, internal guidelines and templates
  • Prepare presentations for senior management regarding legal and regulatory topics
  • Conduct research, legal assessments and draft legal memos on complex topics
  • Participate in the creation and further development of internal knowledge and contract management database for the legal team

Requirements

  • Advanced bachelor’s or preferably currently undergoing a master’s degree program in law in Switzerland
  • Initial work experience preferred
  • High social skills to interact with all internal stakeholders
  • Conceptual thinker with strong analytical and technical skills as well as courage to provide clear guidance based on own assessments
  • Problem-solving ability and mental flexibility to find pragmatic solutions supporting the business functions with innovative products and business concepts
  • Goal and results oriented, providing hands-on and practicable solutions in a timely manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in English and German required

Benefits

  • Being at the forefront of regulatory innovation in the FinTech/DLT sector
  • The chance to be part of a movement shaping the future of our world’s financial system
  • The opportunity to deal with legal challenges related to traditional as well as new technologies
  • Start-up experience with agile working environment and fast decision cycles
  • Working at the intersection of regulated financial markets and the unchartered territory of digital assets
  • Being part of the gateway for all legal and regulatory issues in a bank
  • Being supported and challenged by dynamic partners and colleagues

If you’re passionate about the technological innovation in a banking environment and about tackling the legal and regulatory challenges of a technology-oriented bank and this reads like your profile, then we are pleased to receive your CV.

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