Job Title

Legal Officer (Legal & Compliance Department)

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Job Description

Company Introduction

Our client is a international leader in financial services with offices in over 70 countries.

Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assuring that all duties are performed in accordance with compliance regulations, processes, and procedures. Works with other areas to ensure integrated compliance where necessary;
  • Licensing procedures and applications referring to company formations;
  • The management and renewal of Professional Indemnity Insurance policies;  
  • Handling Company documents, group structure or any other relevant information ensuring that compliance procedures are adhered to; 
  • Review and provide advice on office lease agreements; 
  • Drafting Power of Attorneys, business plans, Share Transfer Agreements and Service Level Agreements; 
  • Liaising with Accounts department on several types of payments and with accountants of local companies on pay roll procedures with respect to employment/self-employment contracts where needed; 
  • Handling closure of offices and relevant liquidations; 
  • Researching and ensuring that Continuous Professional Development requirements are maintained; 
  • Drafting of Terms and Conditions, Disclaimers and Privacy Policies for the company website; 
  • Provide legal advice on Acquisitions & Joint Ventures as well as on employed & selfemployed contracts; 
  • Provide regulatory and compliance advice pertaining to the company’s business process and ensure that the correct procedures are followed worldwide; 
  • Manage the online reputation of the company, liaise with the relevant sources to remove defamatory and false content from the Internet; 
  • Drafting of Non-Disclosure Agreements;
  • Perform legal research and/ or give advice as and when required; 
  • Managing and resolving ex-employee complaints as well as negotiation and drafting legal Settlement Agreements; 
  • Train any new recruits should the need arise;
  • Handle and manage any ad-hoc projects that may crop up as and when requested by the management; 

Experience

  • LLD Graduate;
  • Financial related experience as well as a Masters in Financial Services or Masters in Commercial or Business Law would be considered an asset;
  • Compliance and/or Anti-Money Laundering (AML) related certification and/or experience would be considered an asset;
  • Bachelor of Laws/Diploma Notary Public may be considered for a junior post;
  • Previous positions held in compliance within the financial industry would be considered an asset.

Personal Skills

  • MS Office applications – ECDL Certified considered an asset;
  • Attention to detail whilst also having the ability to multi-task;
  • Maintain a pro-active approach towards work; 
  • Sharp appearance at all times;
  • Ability to work alone as well as part of a team;
  • Analytical thinker with superior problem-solving skills;
  • Being extrovert and confident in nature would be considered an asset; 
  • Time management skills; 
  • A natural leader who inspires and motivates those around them;
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

 

 

Tags: Attention to Detail, Bachelors Degree in Law, Confidence, ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence), English, Microsoft Office, Teamwork, Written and Oral English Communication

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