Bitpanda simplifies wealth creation. Founded in 2014 in Vienna, Austria by Eric Demuth, Paul Klanschek and Christian Trummer, Bitpanda exists to help people trust themselves enough to build financial freedom for their future. Our user-friendly, trade-everything platform empowers both first-time investors and seasoned experts to invest in the cryptocurrencies, crypto indices, stocks, precious metals and commodities they want — all possible with any sized budget, 24/7. With more than 700 team members and steadily approaching 4 million customers, our company is one of Europe’s most successful fintechs.

Headquartered in Austria but operating across all of Europe, our products are built by fast-moving, talented, “roll-up-your-sleeves-and-make-it-happen” kind of people who represent more than 50 nationalities. If you’re someone who thinks big, moves fast and wants to make an impact right from day one, then get ready to join our industry-changing team. Let’s go!

Your mission

As Legal Counsel in the Product and Regulatory team, your focus will be on all things related to licensing, customer facing documentation, regulator communication, and product innovation across the Bitpanda Group. You will provide ongoing advice on all legal and regulatory aspects of Bitpanda’s business throughout the EU and beyond.

What you’ll do

As a key member of Bitpanda’s Product and Regulatory team, you will need to think globally and act locally, building a sound foundation for Bitpanda’s products and services to enable the business to rapidly scale across the globe.  As part of your role, you will:

  • Be the key legal point of contact for various product related topics, assisting with product innovation, design and rollout;
  • Work closely with different departments within Bitpanda to provide the background and structure for Bitpanda’s business model, through licensing, documentation and regulatory advice;
  • Advise on white label partnerships, marketing, financial promotions, vendor governance and outsourcing and any other matters that may arise in the day-to-day operations of an expanding global fintech;
  • Draft and revise all business and legal documents relating to licensing, new products and expansion of existing products, including business plans, contracts, general terms and conditions, internal and external policies, capital requirement documents, and anything else that the business may require as part of its set up and the beginning of its business operations; and
  • Push high priority projects, monitor internal and external processes and prepare project specific reports for management, both within the legal team and the business at large, as well as coordinating contact with and reporting to regulators.

Who you are

  • A practising lawyer with a minimum of 5 years professional experience in financial markets, banking and/or financial services gained at a reputable law firm or in-house.
  • Strong interest in and common understanding of crypto-assets and crypto-related products and/or stocks / trading as well as a good working knowledge of traditional financial products.
  • Excellent knowledge of corporate structures, financial institutions and the regulatory environment, especially in relation to AML5, MIFID II, PSD2 and EMI.
  • Team player, quick comprehension, solution-oriented way of working, ability to work reliably both independently as well as part of a team.
  • Diplomatic and effective communicator, with the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the business from the C-suite to graduate level. Fluency in English is required.

What’s in it for you

  • Flexibility-first approach to work* including:
    • Unlimited fully-paid annual leave
    • Recharge Breaks
    • 20 weeks gender-neutral New Parent Leave
  • Hybrid Working*:
    • 60 days Work From Anywhere* following the 80/20 Rule
    • €500 Work from Home budget
  • An attractive individual stock option plan* in a high growth company, and a competitive salary
  • Exclusive premiums when trading on Bitpanda
  • Occasional company-wide and team events — both in-person and virtually!
  • Learning & development opportunities
  • Top-notch “tech pack” – your choice between PC or Mac
  • Bitpanda merch to keep you swagged out and living the Bitpanda brand
  • A global Bitpanda team of fast-moving, talented, “roll-up-your-sleeves-and-make-it-happen” kind of people who are united (across cultures and time zones) by our unique way of working