Junior Litigation Counsel

Location Malta
Discipline: Compliance, Regulatory
Job type: Full-time
Contact name: Besart Kondi

Contact email: [email protected]
Job ref: 16177
Published: about 1 month ago
Our esteemed client in the Financial Industry is looking for a young talented warranted Lawyer for the open vacancy of Junior Litigation Counsel

Duties:
  • To assist in, initiate or continue any court-related procedures which may become necessary or are otherwise required within the context of the enforcement process of the Organization;
  • To liaise with the Organization’s external lawyers in relation to any such court-related procedures;
  • To carry out the drafting, preparation and filing of any judicial acts and related notes and documents as may become necessary within the context of any such court related proceedings;
  • To prepare and help in preparing court files as needed;
  • To liaise with other units and sections within the Organization and its Agents to collect data, documentation, and information necessary for the purposes of court related proceedings;
  • To attend on behalf of and representing the Organization in any court sittings;
  • To assist any officer, employee or agent who may have to attend for whatever purpose any court sittings;
  • Work closely with other enforcement officers and report directly to the enforcement management as necessary. This in assisting with enforcement related tasks such as: reviewing, assessing, and evaluating inspection reports, and representations for presentation of cases before the compliance monitoring committee and in preparing and issuing administrative measures letters in line with the compliance monitoring committee’s decision and in preparing and issuing publication notices;
  • To assist and lead as necessary in periodic exercises carried out by the Enforcement Section;
  • To assist and contribute to the drawing up and maintenance of guidance and other papers that are issued by the Organization;
  • To liaise and co-operate with supervisory authorities locally and abroad in joint enforcement and follow up actions as necessary;
  • To organise and deliver, alone or jointly with other organizations, AML training and public awareness;
  • To assist the Head, Deputy Head, Senior Manager and/or Manager in any ad-hoc projects/assignments which may arise during the year;
  • To co-ordinate and attend internal and external meetings as required;
  • To represent the Unit in proceedings, including as witness, before any court, tribunal, or other adjudicating body;
  • To report to and update the Director, Deputy Director, Head, Deputy Head, Senior Manager and Manager about any new or ongoing court proceedings or judgments involving the Organization;
  • Carry out any other duties that may be assigned by the Director, Deputy Director, Head, Deputy Head, Senior Manager and Manager.

Requirements:
  • LL.B. (Hons) / LL.D. / M.Adv. Degree or an equivalent academic qualification;
  • Warrant or registration to practice as an advocate in Malta or in the process of obtaining same; 
  • Applicants should have practiced in court or have relevant experience for a minimum of 2 years;
  • Good understanding of the laws that govern the prevention of money laundering and funding of terrorism in Malta and the international standards and EU legislation in the area;
  • Sound knowledge of the relevant EU Directives and related local legislation that govern the financial, gaming, and other regulated sectors;
  • Familiarity with the operations of the above-mentioned sectors;
  • Experience in applying anti-money laundering and counter-funding of terrorism legislation would be considered as an asset;
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills in Maltese and English;
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office and office automation tools.