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*FinTech & Digital Assets Associate - Major Global Law Firm - The Cayman Islands*

Newbold Search
Cayman Islands (KY)
From USD$140,000 - $190,000 net salary plus incentivising bonus, premium benefits, 25 days holiday
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

Job Details


Exciting career opportunity in the digital assets space in the busy, highly visible, and rapidly growing practice in the Cayman Islands.

Our client is a major global offshore law firm with offices around the world.  Its office in the Cayman Islands is large and well established. It is now seeking a highly motivated and experienced Associate Lawyer to join its dynamic Digital Assets and Web3/Crypto team. You will join a dedicated team of 6 lawyers, headed by a UK qualified partner in its Cayman office, and work closely with its BVI team, providing in-depth, multi-jurisdictional legal advice on a wide range of issues related to digital assets, including blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and related financial regulations in the Cayman Islands.  Clients will range from DAOs, Layer 1 and 2 protocols to regulated virtual asset providers, Web3 providers, to DApps amongst others.

Responsibilities of the position will include:

  • Provide comprehensive legal advice to clients on matters related to digital assets, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate contracts and agreements related to ICOs, token sales, cryptocurrency exchanges, and other blockchain-based initiatives.
  • Assist in shaping client strategies on the acquisition, disposal, and management of digital assets.
  • Keep up to date on regulatory developments within digital assets, cryptocurrency, and related technologies to ensure client compliance.
  • Represent clients in negotiations and before regulatory bodies.
  • Contribute to the firm’s thought leadership on digital asset regulation and blockchain technology.

Profile sought:

  • Qualified as a lawyer in the UK, Australia, New Zealand or Canada;
  • From 3-7 years of post-qualification experience, preferably in digital assets, fintech, or a related field or a solid corporate background with a desire to work more in the digital assets industry.
  • Strong understanding of the blockchain technology and cryptocurrency industry.
  • Excellent analytical, negotiation, and communication skills
  • Experience in cross-border transactions is highly desirable.

The likely salary range for the role will be USD$140,000-$190,000 NET per annum, plus bonus, premium benefits and relocation costs.  To apply for the position, please send your CV to or make an application via the website.


Newbold Search

Newbold Search is a leading legal recruitment boutique that specialises in placing common law trained lawyers overseas into private practice and in-house.

With longstanding global client relationships, Newbold Search operates in a wide range of legal markets including:

The Cayman Islands



Jersey and Guernsey

The United Kingdom and Ireland

The Middle East



Jamie Newbold is a well-known and highly respected name in the global legal recruitment industry. Prior to launching Newbold Search, he was a Partner at Taylor Root. Over his twenty year career in legal recruitment, Jamie forged a reputation recruiting lawyers into the offshore jurisdictions, the Middle East and Asia as well as placing partners in London.  Jamie was responsible for opening Taylor Root’s Dubai office in 2007 and also their Singapore office in 2010. He has a wealth of experience of placing lawyers around the world that is unmatched.  Many of his placements are now leaders of their respective firms.

Jamie was previously a commercial litigation solicitor at Norton Rose and Theodore (Addleshaw) Goddard.

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