Head of Legal & Compliance

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Job Overview

CareerFinders, on behalf of our client, an expanding Investment Firm with offices in Limassol, we are seeking to recruit a Head of Legal & Compliance to join their team. The successful applicant will possess a relevant academic background relating to Law and possess 3+ years’ experience in Legal & Compliance position within the Forex and/or Financial Services sector. Excellent communication skills in Greek and English are essential.


Key Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Developing and leading corporate legal strategy to promote and protect the company’s matters.
  • Developing and leading internal audit and corporate compliance programs.
  • Advising the COO on a variety of issues.
  • Oversee GDPR processes & compliance.
  • Oversee our competition law processes and compliance.
  • Play a key role in identifying and assessing key risks, provide recommendations on solutions and potential mitigations.
  • Always up to date with regulatory requirements and guidelines and assisting with updating company procedures and policies where necessary to ensure continued compliance.
  • Oversight of onboarding of clients, ensuring proper monitoring of client transactions and activities, handling client complaints.
  • Setting up internal monitoring and ensuring to provide any remedies where weaknesses are found.
  • Review, approve and monitor company marketing communication for compliance with regulations.
  • Responsible for submission of compliance reports.
  • Reviewing, drafting, and negotiating agreements and other legal documents.
  • Reporting directly to, giving legal advice and guidance to the senior management team.
  • Assisting and advising in negotiations and rollout of contracts and projects.
  • Implement, monitor, and report against financial, operating and productivity objectives/KPI’s ensuring both departmental and team targets are met.
  • Lead product development activities to upgrade the payments products, improve fraud prevention tools and mechanisms as well as product improvements based on data, client feedback, regulations, technologies and innovations, data analysis and financial limitations.
  • As budget owner, contribute and manage department budget, implement cost controls and optimisation of resources.
  • Report on department activities and performance to the operations manager.
  • Key liaison for internal and external providers, for compliance related topics.


Key Skills/Experience: 

  • Law Degree (LLB or LLM).
  • CySEC Advanced certification and CySEC AML certification.
  • 3+ years’ experience in a legal and compliance related role within the FX or related industry is a must.
  • Ability to use independent judgement.
  • Detailed knowledge of laws and regulations affecting business operations.
  • Ability to interpret and advice on the application of various laws and regulations.
  • Excellent spoken and written Greek or English communication skills.

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