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Legal Officer within Legal & International Affairs

  • Location

    Malta

  • Sector:

    Financial Services

  • Contract Type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Attractive

  • Job Reference:

    LIR/017/2020

  • Published:

    24 days ago

  • Expiry:

    2020-12-06

  • Client Details:

    Malta Financial Services Authority

​​Dear Candidate, kindly note that this role is not managed by Castille. The Client is responsible to manage the application process.

The Legal Affairs team provides legal advice internally across the organisation on a wide range of matters including enforcement and supervisory matters, as well as matters of an operational nature. It is also involved in the coordination and oversight of the legislative process in so far as laws administered by the MFSA are concerned. Moreover, Legal Affairs attends to any litigation matters and represents the Authority in any action or legal proceedings in which the MFSA is involved or has an interest.

The Role

The eventual appointee will be reporting to Senior Legal Counsel and will be responsible for performing the following tasks:

  • Provide and assist in the provision of legal advice generally, including legal guidance on supervisory and regulatory issues related to investigations and enforcement, as well as assisting in the identification and analysis of legal issues and risks;

  • Vetting and/or drafting of legal instruments/agreements binding the Authority;

  • Representing the MFSA in tribunal and court cases, including, where required, the preparation, drafting and filing of related documentation; assisting other Functions within the MFSA in matters related to litigation or potential litigation; and briefing, instructing and coordinating with the Authority’s external legal counsel as necessary;

  • Assist in advisory duties related to Government matters generally, including the formulation of policies and required legislative instruments relating to the supervisory and regulatory functions of the Authority;

  • Reviewing and/or drafting legislative instruments as may be necessary, following and coordinating the legislative process insofar as concerns the MFSA, including attending parliamentary sittings and committee meetings as may be required;

  • To perform such other functions or duties as may be assigned.

About You

The role requires a University of Malta Degree in Law (LL.D or Master of Advocacy level) or a comparable recognised legal qualification at National Qualification Framework Level 6 or better duly certified by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC), together with possession of a warrant to practice in the Courts of Malta. A post graduate degree in a discipline relevant to the financial services sector would be considered an asset.

Candidates with three (3) years (or more) working experience relevant to the role will be preferred.