Senior Corporate Lawyer Director of Legal Services – Nicosia

Reference: Senior Corporate Lawyer
Job Title: Senior Corporate Lawyer Director of Legal Services - Nicosia
Location: Nicosia
Senior Corporate Lawyer Director of Legal Services – Nicosia

Our client is an independent, international tax advisory and corporate services firm.

Over the past few years they are among the fastest growing professional services providers in Cyprus. They are acknowledged as the premier service provider in the field as a result of having one of the strongest technical teams on the island, adopting a service-minded approach unseen among most of their competitors, and being the most cost efficient tier-1 provider in Cyprus.

Their affiliate law firm is now searching for a high calibre, career driven individual to assume the role of Director of Legal Services.

They offer excellent opportunities to receive professional training both in Cyprus and abroad and a key role in a small, rapidly growing team.

The position is a senior role offering an excellent executive package

Base salary between €70,000 and €100,000 per annum, a profit sharing scheme, and benefits, will be awarded to the successful candidate. Potentially the base salary could be doubled with profit share.

The Ideal Candidate

Ideally you should currently be a manager, senior manager, head of department, or even salaried partner of a Tier 1 law firm

Qualified Cyprus lawyer.

Minimum of five years experience in a similar role, with sufficient exposure in all areas mentioned (knowledge of Cyprus tax will be considered a strong advantage).

Experience with Cyprus IBCs is essential.

Strong track record managing legal and non-legal staff.

Excellent practical knowledge of Cyprus Companies Law.

Excellent knowledge of the English and Greek languages is essential.

Fast learner, motivated to expand their knowledge.

Exceptional organization skills.

Self motivated and career-driven.

Job Description

Be overall responsible for the Legal and Corporate Services departments.

Manage a team of 8 persons, consisting of: 3 Cyprus qualified lawyers, 2 experienced corporate services administrators, 1 junior administrator, and 2 UK qualified accountants with significant corporate services experience with the BIG4.

Liaise with leading international law firms who regularly engage us for legal, tax, and corporate structuring matters.

Handle client meetings, in Cyprus and abroad.

Take lead in legal engagements such as EU cross border mergers, drafting of shareholder agreements, Cyprus International Trust related work etc.

Overall responsible for the immigration initiative of the Group, including provision of Citizenship by Investment services to third country nationals.

Actively participate in the marketing initiative of the Group, including delivering seminars abroad, preparing potential client proposals, attending conferences and meeting campaigns abroad and more.

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Compliance Assistant Limassol

Reference: Compliance Assistant
Job Title: Compliance Assistant Limassol
Location: Limassol
Compliance Assistant Limassol

Our client an established Foreign Exchange company based in the centre of Limassol is seeking to recruit a Compliance Assistant to join their team

Previous experience within the Forex or Banking Industry in a similar role will be required

Job Description

Assist the Compliance and AML officers in ensuring continuous compliance of the Company with applicable regulations and laws, including the following:

Developing and enforcing adequate policies and procedures in order to meet the compliance requirements of CySEC and other applicable rules and regulations.

Design the internal practice, measures, procedures and controls relevant to the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing.

Design and monitor anti-money laundering policies and procedures of the company as required by the company’s regulator.

Responding to compliance inquiries

Responsible for developing and maintaining the company Internal Control Management system

Produce and submit periodic compliance, AML and risk reports to the company’s regulator

Oversee corrective actions of any compliance violations identified in reviews and audits

Work with all the departments to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.

Track regulatory changes and ensure that needed changes are implemented in a timely manner.

Conduct internal compliance audits

Developing compliance training materials and performing on-going training to employees

Providing advice and guidance to employees as appropriate on money laundering matters

Ensure compliance within the company’s software systems.

In addition to the these duties the Employee may from time to time be required to undertake additional or other duties within his capacity as necessary to meet the needs of the Employer’s business.

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Senior Corporate Administrator Nicosia

Reference: Corporate Administrator
Job Title: Senior Corporate Administrator Nicosia
Location: Nicosia
Senior Corporate Administrator Nicosia

Our client an established corporate services provider is seeking to recruit an experienced Senior Corporate Administrator to join the existing team.

Required Skills & Previous Experience

Law Degree / Business Administration or other degree in a related field

Experience in Corporate services of at least 3 years

Team player

Business level English Greek & or Russian will be an added advantage

Excellent communications skills

Job Description

Management of portfolio of clients as well as assisting Director and Manager with other major client groups.

Preparation of applications to the Cyprus Registrar of Companies on behalf of clients.

Formation of both Cyprus and Overseas Companies for clients as well formation and maintenance of International Trusts.

Communication with the client and review of new client “KYC” documentation ensuring compliance with Company policy and Anti-Money Laundering regulations, under guidelines of the Compliance officer.

Preparation, perusal and review of various corporate agreements and arranging for execution by the Directors of the Companies.

Preparation, review and execution of various secretarial services/documents of the Companies including minutes, resolutions, instruments of transfer, share certificates, incumbency certificates as well as Specific Powers of Attorney etc.

Preparation and execution of bank account application forms when necessary and communication with all banks whether in Cyprus or abroad.

Preparation, perusal and review and execution of payment orders.

Communication with the employers audit, taxation and accounting departments in relation to the financial and taxation affairs of the Companies administered

Business development, including attendance to client introductory meetings.

Preparation of invoices before they are sent to the client.

Preparation and monitoring issuance of Nominee Fees

Monitoring of the Credit Control function as well as debt collecting for managed portfolio of clients.

Communication with providers/agents of overseas Companies

Attendance at internal meetings

Filing and administration duties.

Ad Hoc duties as and when required.

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Lawyer (Shipping & Maritime Law ) 2 – 3 years post qualified Limassol

Reference: Lawyer (Shipping & Maritime Law )
Job Title: Lawyer (Shipping & Maritime Law ) 2 – 3 years post qualified Limassol
Location: Limassol
Lawyer (Shipping & Maritime Law ) 2 – 3 years post qualified Limassol

We are seeking to recruit on behalf of our client a lawyer with expertise in

Shipping & Maritime Law.

Required Qualifications & Experience

UK University Graduate

1 – 3 years post qualified with experience in shipping & maritime law in Cyprus

Excellent English language skills

The Ideal Candidate

We are seeking to recruit a hardworking, enthusiastic and ambitious individual who has the drive to succeed and achieve results.

About Our Client

Our client is a leading boutique law firm in Limassol offering legal services of outstanding quality in a highly personalised manner in both non-contentious, advisory and litigation matters.

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Associate Litigation Lawyer (1 – 3 years post qualified) Limassol

Reference: CP 12399
Job Title: Associate Litigation Lawyer (1 – 3 years post qualified) Limassol
Location: Limassol
Associate Litigation Lawyer (1 – 3 years post qualified) Limassol

We are seeking to recruit on behalf of our client for their corporate/litigation department an associate to join the existing team.

Required Qualifications & Experience

UK University Graduate

BPTC (Barrister)

1 – 3 years post qualified

Excellent English language skills

The Ideal Candidate

We are seeking to recruit a hardworking, enthusiastic and ambitious individual who has the drive to succeed and achieve results.

About Our Client

Our client is a leading boutique law firm in Limassol offering legal services of outstanding quality in a highly personalised manner in both non-contentious, advisory and litigation matters.

The firm’s practice encompasses regulatory, transactional and litigation disciplines. They provide professional advice in the following areas of practice:

Arbitration & Litigation

Banking and Finance

Corporate and M&A

Data Protection

Private Client

Shipping, Admiralty and Marine Insurance

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Trainee Lawyer Limassol

Reference: CP 12400
Job Title: Trainee Lawyer Limassol
Location: Limassol
Trainee Lawyer Limassol

We are seeking to recruit on behalf of our client a trainee lawyer

Required Qualifications & Experience

UK University Graduate

Either a holder of an LPC or BPTC (Barrister)

Excellent English language skills

The Ideal Candidate

Candidates who are about to embark on their Cyprus Bar training or candidates who have completed or part completed their Cyprus Bar will be considered.

We are seeking to recruit a hardworking, enthusiastic and ambitious individual who has the drive to succeed and achieve results.

Our client is offering a long term career once training has been completed.

About Our Client

Our client is a leading boutique law firm in Limassol offering legal services of outstanding quality in a highly personalised manner in both non-contentious, advisory and litigation matters.

The firm’s practice encompasses regulatory, transactional and litigation disciplines. They provide professional advice in the following areas of practice:

Arbitration & Litigation

Banking and Finance

Corporate and M&A

Data Protection

Private Client

Shipping, Admiralty and Marine Insurance

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Compliance Officer Nicosia

Reference: CP 12386
Job Title: Compliance Officer Nicosia
Location: Nicosia
Compliance Officer Nicosia

Our client a very well established and respected corporate service provider is seeking to recruit a Compliance Officer to join the team

Job Description

Conduct periodic internal reviews or audits to ensure that compliance procedures are followed.

Identify compliance issues that require follow-up or investigation.

Disseminate written policies and procedures related to compliance activities.

Maintain documentation of compliance activities, such as complaints received / investigation outcomes/compliance reports etc.

Serve as a confidential point of contact for employees to communicate with management, seek clarification on issues or dilemmas, or report irregularities.

Consult with corporate attorneys as necessary to address difficult legal compliance issues.

Discuss emerging compliance issues with management or employees.

Advise internal management or business partners on the implementation or operation of compliance programs.

Provide employee training on compliance related topics, policies, or procedures.

Provide assistance to internal or external auditors in compliance reviews.

Prepare management reports regarding compliance operations and progress.

Monitor compliance systems to ensure their effectiveness.

Report violations of compliance or regulatory standards to duly authorized enforcement agencies as appropriate or required.

Keep informed regarding pending industry changes, trends, and best practices and assess the potential impact of these changes on organizational processes.

Design or implement improvements in communication, monitoring, or enforcement of compliance standards.

Verify that all company and regulatory policies and procedures have been documented, implemented, and communicated.

Required Qualifications & Experience

Educational background in Law or a relevant subject

Minimum 2 years of compliance experience preferably in a corporate services/fiduciary company

Very good use of MS Outlook, Word, Excel

Excellent knowledge of the Greek and English language.

Competencies and Skills:

High ethical standards- integrity

Strong organizational and leadership skills.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.

Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks

Ability to exercise sound critical judgment.

Strong problem-solving and conflict resolution skills

Strong commitment to professional excellence

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Compliance Officer/Lawyer Nicosia

Reference: CP 12373
Job Title: Compliance Officer/Lawyer Nicosia
Location: Nicosia
Compliance Officer/Lawyer Nicosia

Our client operates a Trust company plus a firm of accountants. They are seeking to recruit an in house lawyer to deal with both legal and compliance issues.

Initially the successful applicant will be responsible for setting up all procedures & systems and thereafter to monitor and manage the legal aspects of the company.

Job Description

Design of measures, procedures and controls

Development and establishment of customers’ acceptance policy and risk management and procedures manual

Monitors and assesses the correct and effective implementation of the policy, the practices, measures, procedures and controls of point (a) above and in general the implementation of the risk management and procedures manual

Establish internal reporting procedures and reporting to MOKAS

Ensures the preparation and maintenance of the lists of customers categorised following a risk based approach (Low, Normal, High risk)

Detection, recording and evaluation of risks and updating of procedures

Training

Other forms of reporting

Providing legal and advisory services on company law issues

Client support with company maintenance, legal transactions, restructurings and shareholder agreements

Drafting and reviewing of legal documentation including but not limited to Share purchase Agreements, Subscription Agreements, Agency Agreements, Memorandum &Articles, PoAs

Day to day dealing of general legal matters

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Junior Corporate Lawyer ( 2 – 3 Years Experience) Limassol

Reference: CP 12339
Job Title: Junior Corporate Lawyer ( 2 – 3 Years Experience) Limassol
Location: Limassol
Junior Corporate Lawyer ( 2 – 3 Years Experience) Limassol

We are seeking to recruit a Corporate lawyer with 2 – 3 years working practice for our clients offices based in Limassol.

Our client is the global leader in residence and citizenship planning.

The firm is part of a group with three divisions incorporating 20 offices world wide, which focuses on residence/citizenship planning and government advisory, high-end real-estate for private clients, and provides fiduciary and tax planning services for private clients and family owned businesses.

Requirements and Experience

Post qualified and working experience in Corporate Law of 2 – 3 years

Member of the Cyprus Bar

UK Qualified

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Senior Legal Advisor Limassol

Reference: CP 12318
Job Title: Senior Legal Advisor Limassol
Location: Limassol
Senior Legal Advisor Limassol

Our client, a respected and established financial services company is seeking to fill the vacancy of

Senior Legal Advisor

Our client is one of Europe’s leading financial services companies.

The company offers unique and tailored solutions for the financial services sector in global licensing, compliance and risk management, internal audit, IT audit, specialised legal & corporate support, specialised accounting & taxation, financial audit, banking & payment solutions.

The successful candidate will be advising Senior Management on legal matters pertaining to the group, liaising with external lawyers in servicing clients, drafting and reviewing legal documents as well as attending to legal matters of the Corporate and Fund Administration departments.

Should be a UK qualified Lawyer –Corporate Law experience, including contract drafting, commercial, corporate and IP matters. Exposure to international tax planning and trusts will be considered an advantage.

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