Legal Counsel in Vest


    Remote (US or LATAM) | Semi Senior | Full time | Operations / Admin

Salary: $2000 - 2700 USD/month

Equity offered

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Latin Americans save, but tend to do so in cash or zero-interest savings accounts. Existing
investment platform options underwhelm. Many never come close to building a base of
investments. Savers miss out on the benefits of compound interest and asset appreciation, and
are heavily exposed to local currency risk.

Vest is an app-based brokerage built to give Latin American savers exposure to American
assets, differentiated based on product, pricing and content (in-app educational content).

We want to break down the barriers that separate people around the world from high-quality
financial services, starting with a world-class U.S.-based investment platform.

What you'll be doing

You'll support the Head of Legal in in-house legal matters, including drafting agreements/legal documents, addressing regulatory/compliance issues, and participating in negotiation discussions.

You should be willing to obtain certifications, both in the US and Mexico, in order to perform the duties of a compliance officer.

  • Provide legal support to the various internal departments.
  • Verify compliance along the different entities of the group, both in the US and Mexico.
  • Work with other in-house counsels and outside counsels, as required.
  • Draft internal corporate documents.
  • Negotiate and draft complex transactional agreements.
  • Pursue regulatory analysis and recommendations.
  • Take preemptive measures to avoid legal risks and conflicts.

Who you are

  • J.D. (licenciado en derecho) qualified to practice law in Mexico and/or the United States.
  • Around 3 years of legal-regulatory work experience.
  • Experience in corporate/finance law firms and/or governmental agencies is a plus.
  • Fluent in Spanish and English (C1 - C2).

Nice to have

  • You're a tech person, and you're always investigating options for optimizing your work (platforms, version control, etc.).

Our Benefits and Perks

Our offer includes the following perks:

  • First class Health Insurance
  • New computer laptop suggested by you and provided by Vest.
  • Home office budget of $750 USD.
  • Unlimited vacation policy, we want you to be able to rest well.
  • Payment of accounting advice for your billing (Mexico).

We have an entity in the US and if you are in LATAM, and in case that we give you a job offer you'll have a Consultant Agreement. We use Deel, and due to certain regulations this platform is available for most countries with some exceptions, we suggest you to check it here before applying.

Furthermore, we are actively working to build more entities in other countries and change our current hiring model.

Equity offered This position includes equity compensation (in the form of stock options or another mechanism).
Flexible hours Flexible schedule and freedom for attending family needs or personal errands.
Health coverage Vest pays or copays health insurance for employees.
Computer provided Vest provides a computer for your work.
Vacation over legal Vest gives you paid vacations over the legal minimum.

Remote work policy

Locally remote only

Position is 100% remote, but candidates must reside in US or LATAM.

About Vest

Vest es la app que te permite experimentar las inversiones de manera ágil, rápida y confiable en más de 5mil empresas de Estados Unidos. Sin comisiones, sin barreras de entrada y sin letras chiquitas. Con Vest, invertir es para ti. 🔥 — Vest's full profile

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