Head of Legal

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A medium sized Accounting & Corporate Advisory firm is looking for a Head of Legal to join their team in Malta. You will be required to offer proactive advice to the board of directors regarding emerging issues, group structure and new legislation that may impact the organisation. The ideal candidate would be a Warrant Holder to exercise the legal profession in Malta and have at least 4 years’ experience within the financial services and be able to work on their own initiative and under pressure. If you have the relevant skills and experience, GRS look forward to receiving your CV for this Malta based Head of Legal role.
  • Conduct necessary due diligence and reporting requirements to local regulatory authorities.
  • Oversee the services provided by the legal team whilst providing mentorship and support
  • Give advice on contract status and business terms of various agreements
  • Anticipate, advise and plan all legal risks, and developing strategies to mitigate those risks for the Group
  • Research unique legal issues impacting the organisation by identifying applicable statutes, judicial decisions, laws and codes and developing solutions to complex legal questions
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes that may affect the company
  • Perform pre-litigation work to minimize risks and maximize legal rights
  • Work with relevant stakeholders across the business to ensure that the necessary due diligence and reporting requirements to local regulatory authorities are adhered to and met.
  • Advise the leadership team on legal matters critical to the growth of the business
  • Arrange and supervise external lawyers who provide legal advice or representation in areas of special expertise or in litigation
  • Monitor regulatory and business landscape to provide strategic legal advice to guide the organisation on key policy, strategy, corporate risk and major projects.
  • Prepare legal documentation, contracts and agreements (and precedents) as required.
  • Own the overall budget requirements for legal, regulatory and compliance areas of the business.
  • Translate strategic decisions and regulatory obligations into projects, actions and operational processes across the business and advising on their implementation.
  • Establish control systems and workflows for stakeholders throughout the business to comply with compliance requirements.
  • Oversee and manage reports submitted to the regulatory authorities.
  • Manage and monitor the application process of new Gaming Licenses, Ship registration & aircraft registration.
  • The ideal candidate would be expected to coordinate aspects of AML Risk and Compliance with the existing MLRO and Compliance Officer.
  • Warrant Holder to exercise the legal profession in Malta
  • At least 4 years experience within the financial services
  • Able to work on their own initiative and under pressure.
  • Experience within a similar role
  • A degree in Law with specific knowledge of company structures and regulatory laws and compliance
  • Knowledge and experience working with different markets
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Challenger mindset
  • Someone creative and solution-driven
  • Excellent salary
  • International firm
  • A modern and safe workplace with covid measures in place
  • Attractive salaries and job security
  • Work-life balance
  • Hybrid working
  • Young, fun and friendly working environment
  • Open door policy with Seniors & Partners
  • Paid overtime when needed
  • Monthly team bonding activities
  • Multicultural and diverse working environment
Due to the high volume of applications we receive at GRS Recruitment, only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.
To apply for this position, please email your CV to Laura Constantinou, laura@grsrecruitment.com quoting the above job reference or call +356 2778 0664 for further information.


Job Summary
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    21 June 2022
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  • 3732
  • laura@grsrecruitment.com
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