Head of Legal

Location Malta
Discipline: Compliance
Contact name: Francesca Buhagiar

Contact email: [email protected]
Job ref: 15177
Published: 7 months ago
Our client, a well-established client within the financial services industry  is seeking to recruit a Head of Legal. Reporting directly to the Chief Compliance and Legal Officer, the Head of Legal will be responsible in managing, administering and overseeing the legal function within the credit operations.

Duties include: 
  • Provide legal advice with regards to deeds of borrowing and related matters; − Communicate with related parties and Bank employees with regards to borrowing facilites; 
  • Review loan documentation and provide assistance with perfection of security;
  • Liaising with the public registers, assist with preparation of drawdowns and supervise the fulfilment of various conditions precedent to drawdown;
  •  Appear for and on behalf of the Bank and to represent the same on notarial deeds of loan and similar banking facilities
  • Advising on legal action to be taken in case of defaulting clients and liaising with external lawyers representing the Bank
  •  Undertaking legal research work as necessary and assisting other departments as may be required from time to time
  • Engage additional legal team junior members in line with business growth requirements;
  • Possess a Doctorate of Law with good knowledge of corporate and commercial law and real estate industry;
  • Minimum 5 years experience within a credit institution or related role within a law firm
  •  Good communication and interpersonal skills; − Able to lead, manage and grow the legal team in line with the Bank's objectives
  • Ability to build and maintain strong internal and external relationships
  • Due to the nature of the role, applicants must be able to practice law in Malta with a good command of the Maltese language
An attractive salary will be offered to the chosen candidate.