Head of Legal and Compliance (Forex) – Limassol

Full Time
  • Career Level Head of Department
  • Experience 2 Years
  • Industry Forex
  • Qualification Bachelor Degree
Job Description

Advance Career, on behalf of our clients, a CySec Regulated Forex company based in Limassol, is looking to recruit a Head of Legal and Compliance;

Responsibilities:
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 licence 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 in order 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

Qualifications:
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 2 years experience in similar position
Full Time-Workings Hours: 09:00- 18:00 (Monday-Friday)

Benefits:
An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.