Legal and Compliance Director

  • Galaxy Digital
  • Hong Kong
  • May 09, 2022
Full time AML Management Legal Compliance

Job Description

Who We Are:

At Galaxy we are building products and services to help the world invest in economic progress. We believe crypto and blockchain innovations will permeate and improve all aspects of our global economy. Our vision is a society where value and ownership flow as freely as information. Galaxy is a digital asset and blockchain leader helping institutions, startups, and individuals access and navigate the crypto economy. As one of the most well-capitalized and trusted companies in the industry, we provide platform solutions custom-made for a digitally native ecosystem across multiple synergistic business lines: Trading, Asset Management (passive and active strategies), Principal Investments,  Investment Banking Services, and Mining. Galaxy’s CEO and Founder Michael Novogratz leads a team of crypto enthusiasts, and institutional veterans focused on the future of finance and Web3. The Company is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Chicago, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Hong Kong, the Cayman Islands (registered office), and New Jersey.

Additional information about the Company's businesses and products is available on

What We Value:

We are a diverse team of free thinkers, and fast movers united to help investors and creators energize the global economy. We are looking for individuals who thrive in a culture of builders and overachievers and embrace high performance, transparent feedback, and a mission-first approach. Our culture shapes our way of working and gets us where we want to be.

  • Seek Excellence.
  • Be Selective To Be Effective.
  • Be Highly Aligned, Loosely Coupled.
  • Disagree Transparently.
  • Encourage Independent Decision-Making.
  • Build Dream Teams.

Who You Are:

The Legal & Compliance Director will be responsible for the daily requests from the various Galaxy subsidiaries including the sales and trading team, the asset manager and the advisory business.  The greater Galaxy Group seeks to expand its footprint in the Asia-Pacific region and the candidate will assist with procuring various registrations and licenses in key countries and/or territories. 

What You’ll Do:

  • Work with various government and regulatory agencies in order to procure specific licenses related to digital assets and derivatives thereof.
  • Create and maintain compliance policies and procedures regarding Asia-
    Pac licenses and registrations.
  • Draft and negotiate various agreements related to various business lines of the greater Galaxy Group, including but not limited to purchase and sale agreements, exchange agreements, NDAs, etc.
  • Work with various business owners to create commercially viable solutions that address regulatory concerns of the relevant jurisdiction(s).
  • Assist with Galaxy responses to regulatory inquiries and subpoenas, and file reports with government agencies as necessary.
  • Experience with AML/KYC requirements and the onboarding of clients and investors to regulated entities.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Strong background in financial services in either an institutional buy-side or sell-side firm.

Bonus Points:

  • JD degree preferred; and
  • Knowledge of the regulatory treatment of digital assets.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive base salary, bonus, and equity compensation
  • Hybrid/Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Company-paid health insurance for employees and their eligible dependents
  • Opportunities to learn about the Crypto industry
  • Smart, entrepreneurial, and fun colleagues
  • Annual charitable giving match
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Free virtual coaching and counseling sessions through Ginger

Galaxy respects diversity and seeks to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and job applicants for employment without regard to actual or perceived age, race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital or partnership or caregiver status, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military or veteran status, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristic, or other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete the application process or to participate in an interview, please contact