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Corporate Lawyer

Location: Cyprus, Limassol

Job Type: Permanent

Job Sector: Legal

Updated on: Thu, 15 Feb 2024 14:46:33 GMT

Salary:

Our client is a second-generation multi-disciplinary law firm that provides legal, tax, and corporate services and they are looking for a Corporate Lawyer to join their team based in Limassol.

Responsibilities:

  • Dealing and liaising with clients, government authorities and other authorities;
  • Dealing with company formations for Cyprus and foreign jurisdictions and company agents in various jurisdictions;
  • Supporting clients with corporate queries;
  • Preparation and submission of application forms (e.g. HE forms) to the Cyprus Registrar of Companies related to the company formation and administration;
  • Preparing and filing all necessary documentation relating to corporate changes (e.g. changes of officers, registered address, change of name, etc.) with the relevant authorities and following up;
  • Maintaining corporate registers and monitoring changes;
  • Assisting with company restructuring and liquidations;
  • Collecting and reviewing clients’ KYC documentation and ensure that is complete and up-to-date at all times;
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating corporate documents, including but not limited to, Memorandum and Articles of Association, Board of Directors and/or Shareholders resolutions, Powers of Attorney, Trust Deeds, Share Purchase Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements and other relevant documents;
  • Arranging for execution, certification, apostille and notarization of documents;
  • Processing documentation related to the legal entities registered/managed by our firm for our clientele and entering the same into the Company Management System used by our firm;
  • Additional tasks may include:
  • Reviewing, amending, commenting and drafting various types of agreements and contracts and/or legal documents;
  • Processing applications for opening bank and merchant accounts for approved customers;
  • Dealing with trademark and patent registration;
  • Conducting legal research, analysing caselaw and legislation for the preparation of any case files or for the issuance of legal opinions;
  • Providing legal assistance in property and/or immigration projects and liaising, attending with relevant government authorities;
  • Assisting colleagues and performing other related office tasks.

 Requirements:

  • Holder of degree in law – LLB;
  • Member of the Cyprus Bar Association;
  • At least 3 years of related experience in the field of corporate administration;
  • Knowledge of corporate administration procedures and AML/KYC procedures;
  • Proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel and Outlook.
  • Fluent in Greek and English languages, both written and verbal – knowledge of Russian Language would be considered highly advantageous.
  • Possession of excellent administration, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Office management and time management skills;
  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • Ability to work under pressure for meeting deadlines;
  • Being resilient and efficient;
  • Being professional and trustworthy.

Benefits:

  • Become a member of a great team;
  • Gain experience working in a newly established growing law firm;
  • Attractive salary starting from 1800 gross and negotiable (based on experience)
  • 13th salary;
  • Annual salary reviews;
  • Option to work remotely 1 day a week.

To apply:

Please send your CV to StaffMatters at admin@smstaffmatters.com and mention that you are applying for the vacancy of Corporate Lawyer with reference number 2209.
Or you can apply directly through your candidate login by hitting the APPLY button.

 

Head of Legal (Forex)

Location: Cyprus, Limassol

Job Type: Permanent

Job Sector: Legal

Updated on: Tue, 30 Jan 2024 07:11:26 GMT

Salary: The salary has been left open to negotiations based on experience, previous companies worked for

Our client is an Forex/CFD Broker based in Limassol and they are currently looking to recruit an experienced Head of Legal who will be responsible for the legal aspects of the company operations and structures.

As the Head of the CFDs Legal Department, you will lead the legal team responsible for advising on all legal aspects of the company operations and structures. This role involves developing and implementing legal strategies, ensuring regulatory compliance, and managing legal risks. 

Key Responsibilities:

Legal Strategy: 

  • Develop and implement the legal structures aligning them with the company's business objectives and regulatory requirements. 

Regulatory Compliance: 

  • Stay updated with relevant financial regulations, especially those specific to company operations and jurisdictions, and ensure full compliance with all applicable laws. 

Contractual Agreements: 

  • Draft, review, and negotiate agreements, contracts, and related legal documents with external counterparties. 

Risk Management: 

  • Identify, assess, and manage legal risks, including regulatory, operational, and contractual risks. 
  • Develop risk mitigation strategies and policies. 

Dispute Resolution: 

  • Oversee the resolution of legal disputes, including litigation, arbitration, or negotiation with counterparties. 

Legal Research: 

  • Conduct legal research and analysis to guide emerging legal issues and regulatory changes affecting company operations. 

Stakeholder Relations: 

  • Maintain relationships with regulatory authorities, industry associations, and external legal counsel to stay informed about changes in regulations and industry standards. 

Policy Development: 

  • Develop and enforce internal policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance and risk management. 

Team Leadership: 

  • Manage and mentor the legal team, providing leadership, guidance, and support to ensure efficient legal operations. 

Qualifications: 

  • Legal degree and a valid license to practice law. 
  • Extensive legal experience (10+ years) with a focus on CFD companies. 
  • In-depth knowledge of financial regulations, including those specific to CFD companies. 
  • Strong negotiation and contract drafting skills. 
  • Experience in managing legal teams and complex legal matters. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines. 

Attributes: 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Attention to detail and a thorough understanding of legal intricacies. 
  • Ability to provide strategic legal guidance in a rapidly changing financial market environment. 
  • Ethical and responsible conduct in a highly regulated industry. 
  • Strong leadership and team management abilities. In the CFD trading industry, where legal compliance is crucial to maintaining the integrity of financial markets and protecting clients, the Head of CFDs Legal Department plays a pivotal role in ensuring the company's legal compliance, risk mitigation, and dispute resolution.

Salary: 

  • The salary has been left open to negotiations based on experience, previous companies worked for

To apply:

Please send your CV to StaffMatters at admin@smstaffmatters.com and mention that you are applying for the vacancy of Head of Legal (Forex) with reference number 2134.
Or you can apply directly through your candidate login by hitting the APPLY button.

 

Legal Counsel (German-speaking)

Location: Cyprus, Limassol

Job Type: Permanent

Job Sector: Legal

Updated on: Tue, 23 Jan 2024 16:40:13 GMT

Salary: 30-50k Gross Annual based on experience +medical insurance, bonuses usually capped at 1 or 2 months.

Our client is looking for a German-speaking Legal Counsel. The client is one of the world's leading manufacturers of premium baby products with subsidiaries in 17 countries around the world and available through distribution channels in over 60 countries.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Draft, review and negotiate various commercial documents such as services agreements, confidentiality agreements, requests for proposals and supplier agreements. Please note, many of the agreements will be in German and would be governed by German or Austrian law, so familiarity with those legal regimes is desirable.
  • Provide legal support to business groups, including compliance, client services, research and development teams, human resources, IT and other business and investment functions regarding strategic initiatives, business negotiations, regulatory matters, legal risks and general company matters. Where external counsel is used, document all advice and communication received.
  • Provide legal support to other functions within the group including matters involving vendors/suppliers HR, administration and other business needs (e.g., IT, intellectual property, technology, property, immigration and human resources).
  • Support compliance and regulatory responsibilities of the Company and of the offices of members of the group who do not have an in-house counsel of their own.
  • Assist the Group General Counsel with the administration of the group's compliance programme and its related policies and procedures.  
  • Manage legal matters, including support on global legal projects and matters.
  • If required, ensure company secretarial books and corporate records are kept up to date.
  • Work closely with senior management of members of the Group and ensure that there is good communication of issues.
  • Liaise with colleagues and clients at all levels in multiple jurisdictions.

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Fluent in German (speaking, writing, able to draft legal agreements in German);
  • Qualified lawyer in either Germany, Austria or Cyprus
  • Familiarity with European data protection, employment law and intellectual property law is desirable.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate and relate at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to understand and integrate details of a business operational environment in applying legal and policy requirements.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Excellent organizational/time-management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Problem-solving mentality. 
  • Highly motivated and confident.
  • May be required to travel to Austria or other group subsidiary countries from time to time.

Benefits:

  • 30-50k Gross (Salary package to be agreed – employee can choose between 12 or 13 months themselves.
  • Medical insurance, 
  • Bonuses usually capped at 1 or 2 months. 

Flexible working hours. 

  • Role can be part time or full time.
  • Flexible working conditions (part home-office/part office)

To apply:

Please send your CV to StaffMatters at admin@smstaffmatters.com and mention that you are applying for the vacancy of Legal Counsel (German-speaking) with reference number 2107.
Or you can apply directly through your candidate login by hitting the APPLY button.

 

Litigation Lawyer

Location: Cyprus, Larnaca

Job Type: Permanent

Job Sector: Legal

Updated on: Wed, 28 Feb 2024 07:22:59 GMT

Salary: 22,000 - 30,000 Euros Annual Gross, plus bonuses, depending on experience

A respected boutique law firm based in Larnaca, Cyprus, that offers tailored legal services on the island and across Eastern Europe, is looking to hire a Litigation Lawyer.  

Responsibilities:

  • Working on Litigation Law cases 
  • Representation of clients before civil courts and conduct of court hearings
  • Drafting of pleadings, applications, legal opinions and other legal documents. 
  • Providing legal advice 
  • Undertaking legal research.

Requirements:

  • 4-5 years’ experience in Litigation 
  • LLB required
  • Member of the Cyprus Bar association
  • Fluent in both English and Greek

Salary:

  • 22,000 – 30,000 Euros Annual Gross, plus bonuses, depending on experience

To apply:

Please send your CV to StaffMatters at admin@smstaffmatters.com and mention that you are applying for the vacancy of Litigation Lawyer with reference number 1782.
Or you can apply directly through your candidate login by hitting the APPLY button.

 

GDPR Consultant

Location: Cyprus, Larnaca

Job Type: Permanent

Job Sector: Legal

Updated on: Wed, 28 Feb 2024 07:22:59 GMT

Salary: 24,000 - 26,000 Euros Annual Gross, depending on experience

A leading Cyprus law firm, founded in 2000, based in Larnaca, that provides a comprehensive range of legal and corporate services, is seeking to recruit a GDPR Consultant with experience in data protection and who is committed to providing excellent service and advice to clients.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Advise clients on privacy-related matters and data protection;
  • Evaluate the data protection and privacy practices of clients;
  • Develop and implement privacy program frameworks for clients;
  • Develop organizational privacy policies, standards and/or guidelines;
  • Carry out data inventories;
  • Conduct privacy assessments, gap analyses, data protection impact assessments and audits;
  • Assist clients in negotiating and drafting data processing and data sharing agreements and drafting other privacy-related documentation;
  • Educate and raise data protection awareness within organizations and amongst customers;
  • Take the DPO role for clients and/or support the designated DPO or privacy officer;
  • Be part of the EU and UK Representative team for clients as per EU GDPR and UK GDPR respectively;
  • Other related work.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in law;
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with relevant data protection and privacy laws and regulations;
  • Knowledge of EU GDPR and national data protection laws;
  • Fluent in English and Greek (knowledge of other languages will be considered an advantage);
  • Computer literate;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines;
  • Work without supervision at all stages of a case;
  • High professional standards and work ethics;
  • Highly attentive to detail;
  • Excellent client service skills, and you are able to maintain confidentiality, integrity; responsibility and professionalism.

Benefits:

  • Working in a recent renovated and modern workplace environment in the center of Larnaca.
  • 13th salary.
  • 8 days paid sick leave.
  • Flexible Working Hours.

Salary:

  • 24,000 – 26,000 Euros Annual Gross, depending on experience

To apply:

Please send your CV to StaffMatters at admin@smstaffmatters.com and mention that you are applying for the vacancy of GDPR Consultant with reference number 1781.
Or you can apply directly through your candidate login by hitting the APPLY button.