Senior Legal Officer

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On behalf of our client, an innovating Forex Broker company based in Limassol, GRS are seeking to recruit a Senior Legal Officer. The ideal candidate must have previous experience in a Legal role within the Forex industry. Experience with CySEC and other regulators is important. This is an amazing opportunity for someone who was to grow within the Forex Industry and be a part of a professional team.
  • Provide expert and professional legal advice, guidance and support to ensure that the legal and reputational risk faced are identified, reported and mitigated. To be the accountable lawyer to the executives of the area on all legal issues that the investment firm business face
  • Working knowledge of MIFID II and CySEC related regulations is a must, while FSA, FCA IFSC related regulations will be considered as an advantage
  • Assist in the day to day legal and regulatory activities of the company/group and handle all corporate legal processes
  • Draft and review corporate documents, commercial contracts and manage complex contract negotiations with customers, partners and key suppliers
  • Prepare and submit clear, timely and actionable legal opinions and advice on corporate, commercial, banking and finance issues
  • Review new regulations, their application and advising on how these may affect the company’s operations
  • Collaborate and communicate with external legal advisers and corporate service providers on various legal and other issues
  • Undertake ad hoc duties as may be reasonably requested by the Head of the Legal department
  • Providing guidance and training to staff and management on regulatory matters
  • Degree in Law any other relevant field
  • At least 5 years of post-qualification legal experience in a business environment, at least 2 of them in a similar role preferably at an international investment firm or international consulting/law-firm
  • Relevant CySEC certificates will be considered an advantage
  • Strong background and expertise in investment firm legislation, brokerage, payments and financial services regulations
  • Knowledge and experience of financial, corporate and securities law concepts and a working knowledge of the laws of Cyprus and EU
  • Ability to identify relevant business and legal issues proactively, evaluate the risks and find creative solutions particularly to novel situations
  • Experience in working across multiple jurisdictions
  • Knowledge of IT / IP / Data protection law and regulations are a significant plus
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Strong negotiation and contract drafting skills
  • Fluency in reading, writing and speaking English language
  • Strong personality with doer personality aspects and a team player
  • Ability to effectively and proactively supervise external service providers
  • Attention to detail; exceptional communication skills
  • 21 days annual leave
  • Medical insurance
  • Provident fund
  • Flexible working hours
  • Annually discretionary bonus
  • Rewarding company culture
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 Peter Michael, at the following email address quoting the above job reference or call +357 25 342 720 for further information.
Job Summary
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    21 April 2021
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