Legal & Compliance Officer

About us

Based in Malaysia, Hata is a leading licensed digital asset brokerage and platform in Southeast Asia.

Get to know the role

We are seeking to hire legally qualified lawyers to join our Legal & Compliance; Regulatory Compliance function.

Talented & passionate lawyers, regardless of specialties (whether corporate or litigation) are encouraged to apply.

With Hata, you will have opportunities to expand your legal remit into regulatory compliance & operations.

The Must-Have

The day-to-day activities

  • You will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer, and collaborate with him to operate Hata’s business in a compliant manner.

  • You will be appointed as Hata’s Compliance Officer with relevant regulatory bodies in Malaysia, and become the first point of contact in relation to Hata’s AML/CFT compliance program.

  • You will ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and company policies including conducting regulatory reporting to regulatory bodies.

  • You will work closely with Hata’s Product team, ensuring that all regulatory requirements are conveyed to the Product Manager in a timely manner.

  • You will maintain and develop strong relationships with regulatory bodies in Malaysia, ensuring the ongoing success of these critical partnerships.

  • You will provide legal guidance and support to the team, including answering questions, drafting & reviewing documents, and providing feedback.

  • You will join Hata’s CEO to lead all policy discussions with government bodies as and when you are required by the CEO.

  • You will support Hata’s CEO in applying for new licences as and when Hata decides to expand its business overseas.

  • Qualified advocate & solicitor with at least 5 years of work experience in a reputable law firm.

  • Great communicator and is able to present himself/herself well in a professional meeting.

  • Solid writing skills - needless to say you will write a lot.

  • Independent and is able to source for relevant guidelines & legislations to keep abreast of legal/policy developments in the digital asset industry.

If you are interested in joining Hata, please send your resume to