Legal Officer – Job No. 5587

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Introduction

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Legal Officer to join a financial services company. The applicant should be well-versed in the laws that govern the prevention of money laundering and financing of terrorism in Malta and the international standards and EU legislation in the area

Organization

Our client is responsible for the collection, processing, analysis and sharing of information for compliance purposes.

Function

Duties include:

  • Assist the Legal & International Relations Section to advise the Director, the Board of Governors and other Sections on legal matters
  • Contribute to studies, legal positions and research papers conducted and drawn up by the Legal & International Relations Section
  • Support the Legal & International Relations Section in all matters having an international dimension;
  • Providing assistance in the sending of requests for information to other FIUs and to liaise with analysts where a request is made
  • Assist the Legal & International Relations Section in the negotiation and drafting of Memoranda of Understanding with other FIUs
  • Liaise with government departments and agencies, other authorities and private entities on legal issues that may arise from time to time
  • Assist subject persons in relation to queries on the interpretation of pertinent laws
  • Assist the Compliance Section in compliance matters; – Complete questionnaires in relation to studies being undertaken and documents provided by the EU, Egmont, MONEYVAL, FATF and other organisations
  • Assist the Legal & International Relations Section in the transposition of EU Directives and the drafting of laws, implementing procedures and guidance. – Ascertain and uphold high ethical standards including the protection of confidential data
  • Keep abreast of current and new local and international developments on prevention of money laundering and financing of terrorism.

Requirements

  • Applicants should be in possession of an LL.D. degree and a warrant to practise as an advocate in Malta.
  • The applicant should be well-versed in the laws that govern the prevention of money laundering and financing of terrorism in Malta and the international standards and EU legislation in the area.
  • Sound knowledge of the relevant EU Directives and related domestic legislation that govern financial and ancillary services would also be required, together with a good level of familiarity with the operations of the financial services sector.
  • Proven experience in applying anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism legislation would be considered as an asset.

Offer

An attractive remuneration package and career path will be offered to the chosen candidate.

Your Consultant

Francesca Buhagiar
Senior Recruitment Consultant

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