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Advance Career, on behalf of our client, a Forex Company in Limassol, is seeking to recruit a Senior Legal Officer;
To 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.
To 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.
Preparing and submitting clear, timely and actionable legal opinions and advice on corporate, commercial, banking and finance issues
Reviewing new regulations, their application and advising on how these may affect the company’s operations.
To collaborate and communicate with external legal advisers and corporate service providers on various legal and other issues.
To 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.
BSc degree of Law or other similar degrees
Minimum of 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.
An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.