Financial Crime Compliance Counsel

Jameson Legal

  • Full Time

Financial Crime Compliance Counsel

This opportunity to join a Silver Circle law firm is a chance to support senior members of the general counsel’s office and to be a specialist advisor on financial crime compliance. The role involves supporting the GC and will provide exposure to broader areas of compliance affecting the firm, as well as the opportunity to train and upskill other members of the firm on financial crime compliance.

Job Opportunities

  • Providing technical leadership on financial crime compliance matters.
  • Advising fee-earners (including at Partner level) on their financial crime compliance obligations.
  • Leading sound and compliant decision making by exercising effective oversight and management to ensure that the firm’s policies and procedures (in all of the jurisdictions where the firm has a presence) are adhered to.
  • Be the main point of contact for the New Business Intake team for any escalated queries relating to AML and sanctions compliance.
  • Advising on source of wealth and funds due diligence.
  • Advising on complex sanctions compliance issues in the UK and internationally.
  • Assisting the Director of Compliance in devising the firm’s anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist (CTF) and sanctions policies and procedures, revision and implementation of the same.
  • Supporting the Director of Compliance and General Counsel (COLP) by dealing with mandatory reporting requirements, regulatory audits and ad hoc queries from regulators and auditors.
  • Providing AML/CTF and sanctions training across the firm.
  • Drafting suspicious activity reports for submission to the National Crime Agency (UK) and other equivalent organisations abroad.

Skills and Experience

  • Qualified lawyer likely to have at least 6 years’ experience of advising on AML/ CTF and sanctions legislation and its application.
  • If non-legally qualified experience advising at a senior level on financial crime compliance issues, supported by appropriate professional qualifications and certifications.
  • Previous experience supporting a law firm in this capacity.
  • Experience of advising on international AML/CFT and sanctions legislation in jurisdictions where the firm operations is desirable
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