Head of legal/Compliance

Legal Limassol

Job Description

Our client is a leading technology and services provider in the brokerage industry. They are currently looking for a Head of legal/compliance. The successful candidate should have a legal academic background – Postgraduate diploma required from high-ranking UK or other English-speaking universities. and a deep understanding of CySEC regulations, AML/Due diligence/KYC procedures.

Reference #: GC002518

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage the Company's ongoing national and international legal
  • 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 in handling legal matters.
  • Provide detailed situation reports and updates to BOD on all matters being handled.
  • Perform risk assessments, threat exposure assessments in order to issue alerts and advise on a 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

Requirements

  • 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 jurisdictions.
  • 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
  • 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 of 2 years’ experience in a similar position
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