FinTech Attorney – West Africa (FinTech / Cryptocurrency) at Black Pen Recruitment – Remote


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: FinTech Attorney – 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
Intereted and qualified candiates should:
Click here to apply online


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