Legal Executive

  • Basis:  Full-Time
  • Closing Date:  15 Jun, 2019
  • Job Ref:  KMP-44570

Job Description

Legal Executive is required to work closely with the management team of a Corporate and Trust Service Provider in relation to the on-going management of client relationships and internal procedures with a focus on legal and compliance related matters.

Applicants should have:

  • A minimum of a relevant degree level education and/or a professional qualification together with a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience.
  • Preference would be given to candidates with a legal qualification (i.e. LL.B or LL.D).
  • Knowledge of corporate and trust law with the ability to adapt knowledge to multiple jurisdictions.
  • Strong compliance experience.
  • Ability to understand and interpret financial statements.
  • Versatile and flexible attitude with the ability to communicate well with all levels of staff and HNW clients.
  • Well organised with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • Excellent command of English both written and spoken.

The employer provides corporate administration, trust administration, management and bookkeeping services to a diverse portfolio of companies, partnership and trusts operating under the laws of Malta, Bermuda, BVI and various other jurisdictions. Our team of administrators and accountants are well experienced in the day-to-day administration of their portfolios; however, the employer is seeking a qualified and experienced professional to assist with the more complex client matters, to support the team and develop relationships with clients. The successful candidate will work alongside the Management team, who currently manage a number of the key client relationships, to provide support to the team of administrators as well as sharing responsibilities for client relationships.

The day-to-day role of this new position will include:

  • Legal and compliance advice and support to the Corporate Manager and the team of administrators and accountants.
  • Liaison with clients and management of clients’ specific requests which may include, for example, establishing a new structure, entering into a sale and purchase transaction, restructuring an existing corporate structure, general problem-solving. The successful candidate would be able / expected to consult with in-house and external lawyers and accountants as required.
  • Assisting the administration team with drafting corporate and trust resolutions of a complex nature.
  • Researching legislation / regulations when applicable and discussing such with in-house or external counsel as required.
  • Internal audits of clients files which includes a compliance / AML review as well as review of corporate and/or trust documents
  • Authority to represent the Employer when the Employer is acting as a corporate director and/or officer or trustee for client entities. The Employer operates a four-eye policy so that two senior employees of the Employer consult on all decisions taken by the Employer when acting in its capacity as a trustee, director or officer of client entities.
  • Meet with clients by phone, skype or in person when necessary. This may involve periodic travel from time to time.

Expectations

  • Excellent command of English both written and spoken with the ability to communicate well with international clients.
  • High standards of customer service, well organised with a natural attention to detail.
  • Flexible attitude and able to work autonomously whilst also adhering to the company’s internal policies and procedures
  • Good knowledge of Malta’s (and/or other common law jurisdictions) legislation covering corporate, compliance, tax and trust. It would be an advantage if the candidate had experience or knowledge relating to Malta tax matters.
  • Candidate should be knowledgeable of Malta incorporation procedures or able to adapt knowledge from another jurisdiction and apply accordingly.
  • Ability to understand accounting procedures and interpret financial statements and be comfortable assisting staff and clients in relation to audit and Inland Revenue procedures.
  • Strong IT skills with ability to learn new systems quickly. Very competent in the use of Microsoft office products.
  • Strong knowledge of AML-ATF legislation and compliance procedures.