Our International Business Associates LAWITT HAMILTON TAX & LEGAL, based in Moscow & Cyprus, are seeking to recruit an experienced Lawyer in FOREX practice for their Limassol – Cyprus office.

 This position comprises capacities of both: Corporate administrator & Compliance officer.

 Responsibilities as Corporate administrator:

  • Supervision and management of portfolio of clients.
  • Interaction with Cyprus Registrar of Companies on behalf of clients.
  • Formation of both Cyprus and Overseas Companies for clients as well formation and maintenance of all available companies.
  • Communication with the client and review of new client “KYC” documentation ensuring compliance with Company policy and Anti-Money Laundering regulations.
  • Perusal, 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, creation of payments and communication with all banks whether in Cyprus or abroad.
  • Communication with providers/agents of overseas Companies
  • Interaction with Cyprus Security and Exchange Commission.
  • Applying for Forex broker license on behalf of the clients, including drafting, preparation all necessary documents.
  • Supervising the whole process of obtaining Forex license.

Responsibilities as Compliance officer :

  • Assist in the compliance risk assessment process ensuring that all compliance risks are appropriately identified, assessed, reported and monitored.
  • Maintain a good understanding of the relevant regulatory requirements and provide advice and guidance to the clients.
  • Keep abreast and review of new and amended regulations and advise on necessary actions to be taken.
  • Assist in the preparation of periodic and other reports to be submitted to the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a risk-based compliance monitoring program.
  • Conduct reviews/audits of departments, key business and other processes and activities to ensure the continued adherence to and effective implementation of policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Develop, maintain and update of compliance and AML manuals, policies, procedures and controls and ensure their compliance with the relevant laws and regulations.
  • Identify, examine and report suspicious activities related to money laundering and terrorist financing.
  • Provide training to employees on compliance-related matters, including internal policies and procedures, the application of guidelines and standards and relevant regulatory requirements, promoting and enhancing a strong company-wide compliance culture.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • University Degree in Law
  • Advanced Certification of the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission will be considered a significant advantage.
  • At least 2+ years of experience in a similar position, preferably at law firms or financial services institution.
  • Previous experience in the Forex industry will be considered an advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge of the regulatory regime for financial markets and investment firms.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Greek & English language.
  • Computer literate.
  • Commercial orientation and awareness.
  • Practical approach in understanding and applying regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work autonomously.
  • Team player.

Attractive remuneration subject to experience and qualifications.

To apply for this vacancy, please send your CV, along with Cover Letter both to angelina.fitoz@lawitthamilton.com and info@tsangarislegal.com quoting the above job title.

All applications will be viewed and kept in strict confidence.

Please note only short-listed candidates will be notified.