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Senior Legal Counsel – Legal Affairs

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  • Sector:

    Legal Practice

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  • Published:

    9 days ago

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  • Client Details:

    Malta Financial Services Authority

  • Skills tags:

    Legal & Compliance

​About Legal & International Affairs

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

As Senior Legal Counsel - Legal Affairs, you will be responsible for performing, delegating, reviewing and/or overseeing the conduct of legal tasks as may be necessary including:

  • Tendering general legal advice and guidance on issues of a legal and administrative law nature and analysis of the legal risks thereof;

  • Vetting and/or drafting of agreements and other contracts as required;

  • Drafting/vetting of Memoranda of Understanding to be entered into by the MFSA;

  • Assisting in the assessment of information requests under MOU's as may be required;

  • Review and or drafting of legislation;

  • Input/assistance to the internal litigation team as may be required;

  • Coordination with Ministry in preparation of upcoming legislation including any Committee Stage amendments, and coordination for translations and any other documentation as required;

  • Attendance at parliamentary sittings and Parliamentary committee stage meetings as required;

  • Any other duties as may be required.

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 should be in possession of a minimum of eight (8) years working experience within a legal or regulatory environment.