AML Lawyer

North Lanarkshire
14 Jun 2018
22 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The firm Dentons is always looking to invest in the highest-quality talent, recognising that our success is built on the diverse and unique strengths of each of the members of our Firm. Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work. . The department Our team of business services staff play a significant role in the success of Dentons, and we recruit staff into a wide variety of areas. Here, we look for focused, flexible individuals from a variety of backgrounds who are team players. Previous experience within the legal sector is not essential. We want to give everyone the opportunity to develop his or her potential fully and, therefore, provide support, training and encouragement to members of staff at all levels. Purpose of role To support the EMEA AML Manager and Global Head of AML/CDD to advise, design and implement effective controls and policies to ensure the firm and its staff comply with applicable anti-money laundering laws and regulations, international financial sanctions and professional conduct rules and best practice in relation to new business intake processes. Responsibilities Keeping up to date with applicable AML laws and regulations globally and advising on how these changes affect the Firm and its processes Advising on the application of international financial sanctions and obtaining licences Handling all types of CDD and client care issues with minimal supervision Handling complex matter opening issues including taking into account local legal requirements (as applicable) Reviewing and drafting documents including engagement letters, client terms and NDAs Assisting with the review and approval of all new matters and clients Assisting with basic data protection queries Assisting with regulatory AML audits Advising on complex inter-office working arrangements Understanding the relevant rules regarding billing and seek tax advice where necessary Drafting, maintaining and implementing AML policies and procedures Providing a 'concierge' service to partners by liaising with clients directly on AML issues, either in person, on the phone or in writing. Assisting with AML investigations and reporting Suspicious Activity Reports Develop internal AML awareness and establish effective training programmes Assists on projects supporting the EMEA AML Manager and the Global Head of AML/CDD Required experience, skills and attributes Technical Skills Qualified and admitted solicitor/ lawyer Compliance/Risk experience working in a law firm or a professional services environment Experience in drafting a range of legal documents including client terms and NDAs A good knowledge of relevant compliance rules and regulations, including (but not limited to) publicity, client care, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, anti-bribery and corruption, money laundering, UN/UK/US/EU sanctions, and other international laws and regulations Highly effective research skills using all relevant information sources, including IT resources and ability to use them to their full potential Able to assemble research and produce clear, accurate findings Able to analyse issues and draw/express conclusions succinctly Able to advise the wider firm on AML and risk issues, clearly and succinctly Able to use internal precedents and draft emails in plain English An understanding of Elite and the billing processes PC literate with a good working knowledge of MS Office, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook Able to keep all general administration up-to-date and under control General skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills Able to interact at all levels within the firm and is a good team player Able to confidently and clearly explain problems and issues to partners/fee earners and proactively contribute to their resolution Strong problem solving and analytical skills; can clearly explain and present problems and issues to others Able to demonstrate excellent customer facing skills Able to make incisive decisions and remain calm under pressure Able to effectively manage and prioritise tasks where appropriate Able to analyse and recognise the need for improvement to systems and suggest options for improvement to the EMEA AML Manager and Global Head of AML/CDD Take an efficient and organised approach to dealing with administration. Able to be an ambassador for Dentons, being professional in outlook and attitude Language Capabilities We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. Equal opportunities Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. If, as a result of a disability, you believe that there are aspects of the recruitment process or job that you would find more difficult than a non-disabled person, please tell us as soon as possible. We will then be able to discuss with you any reasonable adjustments that could be made to the recruitment process or the job itself.

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