Legal Counsel

Location Malta
Discipline: Compliance
Contact name: Francesca Buhagiar

Contact email: franc[email protected]
Job ref: 15694
Published: 17 days ago
Our client, who is an established bank in Malta is seeking to recruit for a Legal Counsel to join their dynamic team of legal and compliance professionals.

As a Legal Counsel you will be reporting to the Head of Legal and will provide and support on various aspects of legal, compliance and regulatory affairs.

Duties include: 
  • Provide legal advice with regards to deeds of borrowing and related matters including perfection of securities;
  • Advise and cooperate with other departments with regards to borrowing facilities;
  • The management of legal documents, drafting / vetting of contracts / agreements as directed;
  • Build excellent working relationships and liaise closely with a range of internal and external lawyers representing the Bank;
  • Appear for and on behalf of the Bank and represent same on notarial deeds of loan, waivers, and similar banking facilities;
  • Advise on legal actions to be taken in case of defaulting clients
  • Undertake legal research work as necessary and assist other departments on legal matters as may be required from time to time;
  • Provide compliance and regulatory assistance to the Compliance Officer as may be necessary;
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with GDPR;
  • Keeping up to date with changes in legislation and regulations related to the role
Requirements: 
  • Possess a Doctorate of Law with good knowledge of corporate and commercial law and real estate industry;
  •  An efficient communicator, confident in liaising with outside counsel and regulatory bodies on various legal and compliance matters;
  • Due to the nature of the role, applicants must be able to practice law in Malta with a good command of the English and Maltese language;
  •  Minimum 2 years’ experience within a credit institution or similar supporting role with a law firm;
  •  Knowledge of the MFSA regulatory framework

An attractive salary package will be offered to the selected candidate.