We’re looking for fintech enthusiasts to join us in creating the financial infrastructure of tomorrow. We’re building the first European Investment API to enable any financial institution to offer a broad range of investment products in their apps. Our view is backed by Europe's largest tech VCs (Earlybird, Notion Capital, Partech, HV Capital, ABN AMRO Ventures) and by renowned fintech entrepreneurs (including Maximilian Tayenthal, founder of N26, and Felix Haas, founder of IDnow).
We’re based in Berlin but would consider hiring remotely for this role. If you do want to move to Berlin though, we’re happy to support your relocation.
At Upvest, our vision is to make investing as easy as spending money. By enabling any business to offer investment opportunities, our goal is to empower anyone to invest. Today, we count 50+ talented people from 20 different countries.
This is a unique chance to shape the future of brokerage under the new investment firm regime (IFR/IFD). We are looking for an in-house Legal Counsel to help us build a full digital investment bank offering the first European investment API. You will work closely with our General Counsel, Dang, on organizing the investment firm’s legal and compliance structure, creating internal policies for the 2nd line of defense department, advising on corporate housekeeping matters, supporting our people’s department on matters of labour law, assisting the upcoming financial rounds of the company, and providing sound advice to both internal and external stakeholders of Upvest.
This is a unique opportunity to build your very own expertise in this highly regulated environment of brokerage business and become a true FinTech rising star. We want to help boost your knowledge in regulatory and corporate law on the job. We want to grow with you and support you to become a well-balanced corporate lawyer personality of highest demand. And along this journey, we make sure that you are going to have great fun as a member of Upvest.
You'll have the opportunity to
Fully qualified German lawyer (1st and 2nd state examination)
First work experience in a law firm or as in-house counsel, especially with a focus on corporate and/or security trading and/or depositary law
Great communication skills, both oral and written in English and German is a must
Strong reasoning and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced remote environment
Passion about the future of FinTech and desire to drive it from a front-row seat
Able to work from Germany (being based in Berlin is NOT required, though a plus)
What we offer