Global Sanctions Lead Counsel

Remote working within Europe
Competitive salary and benefits
03 Jun 2024
01 Jul 2024
Job Title
In House Counsel
Practice Area
Contract Type
Full Time

Global Sanctions Lead Counsel

Competitive salary and benefits

Full time: Remote working within Europe


Binance is the leading global blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider whose suite of financial products includes the world’s largest digital-asset exchange.

Our mission is to accelerate cryptocurrency adoption and increase the freedom of money.

If you’re looking for a fast-paced, mission-driven organization where opportunities to learn and excel are endless, then Binance is the place for you.


  • Serve as the subject matter expert and lead counsel for sanctions-related legal issues, including those with substantial legal, financial, or reputational implications.
  • Act as the primary point of contact for matters pertaining to sanctions legal risks, offering advice on compliance with US/OFAC sanctions, plus insights on other applicable sanctions regulations such as those in the EU, following consultation with local legal advisors.
  • Collaborate with the global sanctions compliance team and other control functions to identify, manage, and mitigate sanctions risks in all business operations and transactions.
  • Offer expert legal representation in filings, communications with OFAC, and interactions with other sanctions-associated regulatory bodies. This includes voluntary self-disclosures, license applications, requests for guidance, and responses to legal injunctions.
  • Provide proficient legal advice on contract issues and specific transaction-related sanctions questions, prepare necessary documentation, and conduct appropriate analyses as needed.
  • Develop and implement industry-leading strategies and initiatives concerning sanctions matters that position Binance at the forefront of its field.
  • Oversee the engagement and manage relationships with external legal counsel concerning sanctions-related issues.


  • 10+ years of relevant experience as an attorney and compliance professional specializing in sanctions matters.
  • Deep technical expertise in sanctions laws and regulations, and experience dealing with OFAC and other authoritative bodies in major jurisdictions.
  • Sound knowledge of sanctions issues occurring in complex transactions and financial products.
  • The candidate must be adept at communicating effectively on intricate issues with internal stakeholders at all levels of the organization, and must be proficient in offering concise, sound recommendations to senior management.
  • Proven leadership aptitude, change agility, and proven ability to work proficiently with lawyers and businesses across diverse geographies and cultures.
  • The candidate must understand the implications of multi-jurisdictional issues, particularly in areas of data privacy and transmission.
  • Familiarity with the anti-money laundering and financial crimes framework applicable to global financial institutions is desirable.

Working at Binance

  • Be a part of the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem that continues to grow and offers excellent career development opportunities
  • Work alongside diverse, world-class talent in an environment where learning and growth opportunities are endless
  • Tackle fast-paced, challenging and unique projects
  • Work in a truly global organization, with international teams and a flat organizational structure
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Flexible working hours, remote-first, and casual work attire


Learn more about how Binancians embody the organization’s core values, creating a unified culture that enables collaboration, excellence, and growth.

Apply today to be a part of the Web3 revolution!

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