We are hiring – SmartCap is looking for a Legal Counsel

We are looking for a Legal Counsel to join our rapidly growing team and help us take the Estonian VC market to new heights.

SmartCap’s mission is to develop a thriving and resourceful Estonian VC market to set a foundation for the global growth of innovative and ambitious Estonian startups. 

About the role:

  • Drafting and, if necessary, negotiating agreements or other documents (including investment contracts)
  • Performing legal due diligence on investment objects.
  • Reviewing documents related to portfolio companies’ daily governance (bylaws, Articles of Association, management and employment agreements, shareholder resolutions, etc.).
  • Carrying out KYC and implementing AML measures. Analysing legal issues relating to SmartCap’s activities and preparing reports or summaries.
  • Drafting documents relating to SmartCap’s internal corporate governance (draft decisions, resolutions, internal regulations, meeting minutes, etc.).
  • Resolving day-to-day legal issues and advising staff on legal matters.
  • Analysing documents and providing legal assessments, summaries and/or additions.
  • Performing other legal tasks as assigned by the Management Board or the Head of Legal.

About you:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in law (or be currently pursuing one).
  • Practical experience in providing legal services, preferably in the financial sector.
  • In-depth knowledge of private law areas such as civil law, law of obligations, commercial and company law, and related regulations and practices.
  • General knowledge and overview of financial law, preferably in relation to investment funds or other investment areas.
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in Estonian and English.

About us: 

  • We all have a strong desire for continuous learning and personal growth.
  • We are driven to take personal initiative and responsibility in order to contribute to collective success.
  • We understand that our goals can only be achieved through teamwork, in which all members give their maximum effort. 
  • We find good humour and a positive outlook on life a must-have to ensure awesome team chemistry and vibrant energy.

We hope you do, too! 😉

What’s in it for you:

  • In addition to the base salary, you would receive bonuses based on your performance.
  • Flexible working hours and location
  • Additional time off
  • Possibility to attend the leading local and international conferences, events, and exclusive VC sector meet-ups
  • Sports and medical compensation
  • … but most importantly, a unique opportunity to shape the Estonian VC ecosystem at the private and public sectors intersection. Collaborate with top investment professionals and leading experts from local and international arenas.

To apply:

Please send your CV and write a brief paragraph on “What appeals to you about this opportunity and why would you like to join SmartCap?” to our recruitment partner Karmen Tigas ()

More information about the role can be found here!