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Head of Legal

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    In-house Legal

  • Contact:

    Tevia Kretzmer

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    020 3778 0852

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


​Our Client

Our client, a leading venture capital firm within the Web3 space, is currently looking to hire a Head of Legal in London. The firm works with a range of start-ups in the technology and digital assets environment.

This position will be responsible for providing strategic advice across all aspects of legal, compliance and governance. The Head of Legal will report directly into the COO and includes the management of 5 lawyers. The successful candidate will possess strong knowledge around Web3 and Cryptoassets.

Main Duties

Key responsibilities for this position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Advise the senior management team including board and CEO on the overall legal, commercial and regulatory strategy

  • Experience within Web3 and Cryptoassets is essential

  • Provide all necessary legal input on transaction and contractual negotiations

  • Ensure the firm remains compliant with regulatory standards and advise the firm on any upcoming regulatory developments

  • Provide advice on structuring matters including accelerator programmes and ecosystem partnership programmes

  • Provide legal support and guidance to portfolio companies within the ecosystem

  • Develop and manage strong relationships with external law firms

  • Oversee the contract management process for the firm's accelerator programmes

Your Profile

  • 7 - 10+ PQE solicitor (ideally UK qualified)

  • Ideally with experience in either venture capital, corporate or regulatory background

  • Proven ability to lead negotiations and manage high value transactions

  • Notable team management experience

For more information about this position, please get in touch with Tevia Kretzmer.
Phone: 020 378 0852
Reference Code: 11608

About Rutherford
Rutherford is a boutique search firm located in London. Our consultants are the executive specialists in compliance recruitment, and also in financial crime, legal and cyber security, all within the professional services sectors in the United Kingdom and New York. We use our carefully curated relationships, network,s and market knowledge to find the best fit for the clients in hand. We work with a wide range of clients, spanning from advisors, management consultants, corporate and commercial banks, brokers, exchanges, MTFs and financial tech, through to global investment managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks and technology firms. We began as a compliance recruitment firm in London and expanded to offer new resourcing expertise across legal and cyber recruitment. We have been a leading legal and compliance search agency in London for a decade and are excited about bringing our expanded offering into the technology area.