Head of Legal and Compliance

Full time @SquaredFinancial in Legal
  • Limassol, Cyprus
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 10080
  • Remote Job No
  • Experience 2 Years +
  • Academic Level BachelorMasters

Job Description

SquaredFinancial is looking to hire a Head of Legal and Compliance.

Your Role:

  • AML/Due diligence/KYC procedures
  • Implement and manage an effective legal compliance program.
  • Develop and review company policies.
  • Advise management on the company’s compliance with laws and regulations through detailed reports.
  • Create and manage effective action plans in response to audit discoveries and compliance violations.|
  • Regularly audit company procedures, practices, and documents to identify possible weaknesses or risk.
  • Assess company operations to determine compliance risk.
  • Ensure all employees are educated on the latest regulations and processes.
  • Resolve employee concerns about legal compliance.
  • Responding to compliance enquiries
  • Performing regular monitoring to ensure that standards are adhered
  • Prepare applications, notifications, and record updates for the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission (CySEC)
  • Ensure that the firm fulfil their annual obligations and license conditions
  • Manage the Company’s ongoing national and international legal matters.
  • Instruct and coordinate assigned law firms on the handling of legal proceedings and other legal matters.
  • Act as the liaison between the Company and external law firms.
  • Review work produced by external legal advisers, provide feedback, guidance, corrections, and internal advice.
  • Provide direct support and material assistance to law firms assigned to handle the Company’s legal matters.
  • Perform internal investigation and evidence-gathering to support legal proceedings.
  • Perform analysis of legal texts, court documents, laws and regulations and assist law firms handling legal matters.
  • Provide detailed situation reports and updates to BOD on all matters being handled.
  • Perform risk assessments, threat exposure assessments to issue alerts and advise on course of action.
  • Manage, coordinate, and handle complaints and claims, including settlement negotiations and court proceedings.
  • Handle legal matters and claims in a pre-litigation context.
  • Handle all interaction of the Company with judicial and executive branches of Governments

 

Ideal Candidate:

  • Legal academic background – Postgraduate diploma required from high-ranking UK or other English-speaking University.
  • Fluent in English and Greek both oral and writing
  • Deep understanding of CySEC regulations, AML/Due diligence/KYC procedures
  • Outstanding Legal English writing skills. Candidates must demonstrate ability to produce legal texts of the highest quality, equivalent to the level required by a practicing barrister or solicitor in the UK or other English-speaking jurisdiction.
  • Excellent knowledge of EU and international law
  • Very good knowledge of fundamental rules of evidence
  • Very good knowledge of the financial services sector, regulations, and legislation
  • Very good knowledge of civil procedure, litigation, enforcement orders, injunctions
  • Very good high-level and low-level management and coordination skills
  • Ability to track multiple cases across different jurisdictions and coordinate different law firms
  • Ability to investigate and obtain evidence as required for the successful handling of ongoing litigation.
  • Ability to think strategically and tactically, make risk-benefit evaluations and develop action plans
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in similar position

 

What we offer:

  • Competitive remuneration packages
  • Flexible working environment
  • Development opportunities in a fast-growing environment, continuous training, and support
  • Participation in the Company’s Group Medical and Provident Scheme

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