Senior Legal Counsel - Legal jobs in Malta - June 2023
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Senior Legal Counsel

Malta Financial Services Authority , Central Malta

Expires in 2 days (04 Jun 2023)

Malta Financial Services Authority in Malta is currently looking to recruit a Senior Legal Counsel to join their team on a full-time basis.

The Department

The Legal Affairs function provides legal advice internally across the organisation on a wide range of matters including enforcement and supervisory matters, as well as matters of an operational nature. It is also involved in the coordination and oversight of the legislative process in so far as laws administered by the MFSA are concerned. Moreover, the Legal Affairs function attends to any litigation matters and represents the Authority in any action or legal proceedings in which the MFSA is involved or has an interest.


The Role

As Senior Legal Counsel, you will be responsible for performing, delegating, reviewing and/or overseeing the conduct of legal tasks as may be necessary including:

  • Tendering general legal advice and guidance on issues of a legal and regulatory nature, including compliance, investigations and enforcement, and identification and analysis of the legal risks thereof;
  • Tendering legal advice and guidance on operational matters;
  • Vetting and/or drafting of agreements and other contracts as required (including regulatory appointments and or engagements);
  • Review and/or drafting of selected legislation;
  • Review and/or drafting of internal documents, such as guidelines, procedures and charters;
  • Briefing, instructing and coordinating with the Authority's external advisors in relation to ongoing projects as necessary;
  • Providing input/assistance to the internal litigation team as may be required;
  • Providing input/assistance in relation to projects and tasks specific to the Legal Affairs function;

Any other duties as may be required.

About You

​The role requires a University of Malta Degree in Law (LL.D or Master of Advocacy level) or a comparable recognised legal qualification at National Qualification Framework Level 6 or better duly certified by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC), together with possession of a warrant to practice in the Courts of Malta. A post graduate degree in a discipline relevant to the financial services sector would be considered an asset. Excellent command of both Maltese and English is a must.

Candidates should be in possession of a minimum of eight (8) years working experience within a legal or regulatory environment.


Other Information

The MFSA is an Equal Opportunities Employer as certified by the NCPE (National Commission for the Protection of Equality) and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will take care to avoid any form of discrimination in its recruitment procedures. The MFSA reserves the right to withdraw this call at any time and not to select any of the Candidates.

It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of qualifications awarded by Universities and other similar institutions outside Malta to produce a recognition statement on comparability of qualifications issued by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC). Applicants should do so preferably at application stage or otherwise at the preliminary interview should an applicant be selected for such interview. Details can be obtained by accessing the National Commission for Further and Higher Education website on under MQRIC heading.

The MFSA shall ensure that any processing of personal data is in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), the Data Protection Act (Chapter 586 of the Laws of Malta) and any other relevant European Union and national law. For further details, you may refer to the Data Protection Policy on the MFSA webpage

Candidates are to note that the submission of any false statement/s or omission, even if unintended, may lead to the cancellation of their application and may render the candidate's appointment liable to termination.

Furthermore, please note that candidates may be asked to submit any documentation in support of the information provided, including but not limited to, proof of qualifications and Police Conduct Certificates.

Public Call Permit: 688/2021

Full Time
Job Type
Experienced (3 years +)
Experience Level
Financial Services

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