Legal Officer

Location Malta
Discipline: Compliance
Contact name: Francesca Buhagiar

Contact email: [email protected]
Job ref: 15669
Published: about 2 months ago
Our client, within the financial services industry is seeking to recruit for a Legal Officer. 

Duties include: 
  • Assisting in the publication process of the FIAU Implementing Procedures and other AML/CFT Guidance Documents, and ensuring that these procedures and guidance documents are reviewed and updated from time to time;
  • The drawing up and implementation of annual guidance and outreach plans aimed at enhancing subject persons’ awareness of their AML/CFT obligations based on identified on-going training needs;
  • The drawing up of studies and research papers on AML/CFT matters;
  • Organisation of and participation in AML/CFT training seminars 
  • The administration of the Joint Committee for the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism and the AML/CFT Consultants’ Forum;
  • Assessing the internal training needs of the Legal Affairs Section and assist the Manager of the team, the Senior Manager and Head of the Legal Section in drawing up and implementing internal training plans;
  • Monitoring the publication of reports, guidance notes and other papers issued by the FATF, MONEYVAL, EGMONT, European Supervisory Authorities, the European Commission and other relevant international bodies and ensuring proper circulation with subject persons of useful material derived therefrom;
  • Receiving and replying to queries that are posed by subject persons from time to time and attending to meeting requests by subject persons to assist them in the implementation of AML/CFT obligations;
  • Maintaining appropriate records and logs of guidance and outreach initiatives 
Requirements: 
  • LL.D. or M.Adv. Degree or an equivalent academic qualification in law at NQF7 or better;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in either Maltese or English;
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office and office automation tools;
  •  Pleasant personality and be of good moral character;
  • Warrant or registration to practise as an advocate in Malta would be considered as an asset;
  • Experience in applying anti-money laundering and counter-funding of terrorism legislation would be considered as an asset
An attractive salary package will be offered to the selected candidate.