Legal Graduate Trainee | Xapo Bank | Remote (Worldwide)

Legal Graduate Trainee | Xapo Bank | Remote (Worldwide)

Remote Worldwide
Application ends: August 10, 2024
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Job Description

Work from anywhere, impact everywhere

Diversity is at the heart of who we are at Xapo Bank. We’re a fully distributed team of over 140 Xapiens that work remotely from 40+ countries around the world.

Our beginning: A world that enjoys economic freedom and wealth protection, no matter where you live or who is running your country. This is the dream that drove Wences Casares, our Founder and Chairman, to quietly transform the world of banking.

To achieve that, we search the world for the best people for the job. We work hard, think globally, and inspire each other to learn and grow. We are committed to changing the way things are done.

Risk is inherent in all of our business activities and managing risk well is the responsibility of every Xapien. Sound risk management enables us to serve our customers and deliver value for our shareholders, and helps make Xapo a great place to work.

Although we are headquartered in Gibraltar, this is a full time, 100% remote position
Work from anywhere!

Our Graduate Programme runs for a period of 12 months giving successful graduates the opportunity to become a full time Xapien once the programme has concluded. This role would therefore be a 12 month contract.

Our Graduate Programme

We are searching for individuals at the start of their working life looking to propel their careers and make an impact in the Fintech, Banking, and Blockchain space. As part of our innovative business, you’ll embark on a journey of professional growth, tackling real-world challenges, and shaping the future of Banking. From collaborating with top-tier professionals in this industry to leveraging cutting-edge technologies, this role promises a thrilling adventure filled with learning, creativity, and endless possibilities.

We are committed to helping you unleash your potential and carve out a path to success, are you ready to take on this challenge?

Position overview

As a Graduate Trainee, the role would submerge you into the inner workings of a Legal team within the Fintech, Banking, and Blockchain space. We are searching for an enthusiastic self-starter to join our Legal team to, among other tasks, provide dedicated support to the Legal team across regulatory and corporate matters, integrate and operate LegalTech systems into the company, and keep abreast of global developments and trends.

This is an opportunity to deep dive into a growing organisation within an exciting industry and it is important to learn as much as possible about Xapo Bank, foster relationships with staff and leave a lasting impression.


Time Management and Team Coordination

  • Coordination of the Legal Team members’ workflow and handling the Legal Team software tools and platforms.
  • Maintaining diary systems, arranging and booking meetings.
  • Receiving, distributing and coordinating incoming tasks and requests for Legal Team members.
  • Working as part of the Legal Team to ensure that effective secretarial cover is maintained and work directed to the team is dealt with according to priority.
  • Ensuring work is undertaken effectively, re-allocating tasks as required, liaising with other team members ensuring an even spread of work-flow across departmental teams.

Record Management

  • To carry out day-to-day tasks such as updating company files, preparing and reviewing documents, and giving legal assistance to other Xapo teams.
  • Attending corporate and team meetings, preparing corporate resolutions, meeting minutes, registers and certificates and other similar corporate items.
  • Handling corporate files, file management and maintaining an effective filing system.

Document Generation and Provision

  • Working with the Legal Team on regulatory processes and assisting other Xapo teams with any requests for legal documentation or information, assisting in due diligence and audit procedures, company compliance issues and other specific business legal needs.
  • Assisting in and handling procedures and creating and amending documents pertaining to investors, human resources (HR), the financial department, trademarks, patents, and other similar matters.
  • Assisting the HR Team with legal paperwork production and legal software and legal technological infrastructure existing for that purpose (DocuSign and Ironclad accounts, etc).
  • Monitoring and updating schedules on limitation deadlines.
  • Remaining abreast of global developments with emphasis on the Fintech and Blockchain industries.
  • Participating in on-the-job training.
  • Supporting the Legal team with their tasks as required

Skills needed

  • Educational Requirements: Possess an undergraduate degree in Law with a minimum achievement of an upper second-class honours (2:1) or its international equivalent, or have completed a degree of comparable standard that includes modules covering corporate law.
  • Research Proficiency: Demonstrated ability to conduct comprehensive research on various subjects, with a keen ability to stay abreast of changes within the legal landscape.
  • Problem Solving Abilities: Strong problem-solving skills essential for identifying and addressing compliance and financial crime issues, assessing risks, and proposing effective, practical solutions.
  • Adaptability: Must have the capacity to adapt to evolving regulatory frameworks and organisational priorities efficiently.
  • Time Management: Proficient time management skills required to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills are crucial.
  • Attention to Detail: Must exhibit exceptional accuracy and attention to detail in all aspects of paperwork and documentation.
  • Proactivity: Should be proactive in identifying legal issues, risks, and potential liabilities, with a responsibility to report these findings to corporate attorneys.
  • Cultural Competency: Ability to work effectively within an international team, spanning multiple time zones.
  • Industry Interest: A strong interest in fintech, cryptocurrency, and/or banking is highly desirable.

Other requirements

  • Alignment with Our Values and the Xapo Values-Driven Leadership principles.
  • Preference for a candidate who resides in (or near) Gibraltar as this role may require you to work in the branch.

Why work for Xapo?


  • Shape the Future: Improve lives through cutting-edge technology, work 100% remotely from anywhere in the world.
  • Great work-life balance: Build amazing things with a balance of autonomy and collaborative teamwork. Set your own work schedule and make use of a flexible PTO plan when you need to recharge.
  • Expect Excellence: Collaborate, learn, and grow with a high-performance team. Learn how you learn best – from books to conferences, you’ll get a yearly budget for your individual learning and development goals.

At Xapo, we prioritize consumer protection and adhere to regulatory requirements by ensuring that all Xapiens are accountable for upholding principles of fair treatment, transparency, and ethical conduct in their interactions with customers and stakeholders.

Tagged as: Entry Level