Job Description | AML and Sanctions Lawyer (BAU) The Role Department: Business Acceptance Unit ("BAU"), Legal & Risk Department Location: London (with occasional travel to other offices) Role: AML and Sanctions Lawyer (BAU) Hours: 9:00 to 17:30 (with flexibility) The Firm Clyde & Co is a global law firm with 400 partners, 2000 legal professionals and 3600 staff in over 40 offices across six continents. Its core global sectors position it at the heart of global trade and commerce: insurance; marine, natural resources and energy; projects and construction; aviation. Our vision is to be our clients' first choice for complex, multi- jurisdictional matters in our chosen sectors by investing in our core practice areas in chosen locations, serving an international client base and build a network of offices in key trading zones. Our key focus is also to become the “go to” firm in emerging markets, running ourselves professionally by attracting and developing the best people. The Team You will be working in the BAU Team which is part of the wider Risk department, reporting to the Global Head of BAU and with a dotted line to the Head of Financial Crime. The BAU Team consists of Conflicts and Compliance Managers who oversee a number of Conflicts and Compliance Analysts, Team Leaders, Senior Analysts, paralegals and BAU Administrators. The Role Your primary responsibility will be to provide support to the BAU Team in taking a lead role in analysing and resolving the most complex issues in the areas of financial crime and sanctions, as well as enhancing and developing processes and procedures to ensure a first class service is provided to our partners and clients. In doing so, you will be promoting best practice across the BAU and acting as an escalation point for members of the team as well as Partners and Lawyers in the firm. Another key part of this role is to support with the development and upskilling of the team by delivering FC training on a regular basis to the global BAU team. This role also works closely with other Financial crime lawyers in the firm's Risk Team as well as senior stakeholders including the firm's General Counsel, COLP, MLRO’s and COFA. You will be working in a high octane environment which is often very time sensitive in nature. You will be required to be sensitive to cultural differences and be outcomes focused with strong communication skills and be able to manage relationships at senior levels across the organisation. Key Responsibilities • Determining any applicable conditions upon which mandates can be accepted or continued and, where appropriate, escalating sensitive or complex to the Global Head of BAU, COLP and General Counsel. • Working closely with and supporting the Global Head of BAU and Head of Financial Crime to implement enhancements and changes to the BAU's processes in respect of AML compliance to ensure the strategic objective for the firm's global AML compliance is achieved and monitoring the same on an ongoing basis. • Assisting in the design, implementation and delivery of training for the BAU team in the areas of financial crime and sanctions, particularly anti-money laundering compliance. • Where requested, representing the BAU in the areas of financial crime and sanctions at cross-departmental and external meetings. • Acting as first point of escalation within the BAU Team for any complex requests and facilitating the resolution of any such queries. • Assisting the Global Head of BAU and Risk Teams with the creation and implementation of internal processes for compliance with new legislation, regulation and best practice, particularly in the areas of money laundering and sanctions. • Assisting and supporting the firm's Money Laundering Reporting Officers in the performance of their statutory and other duties. • Assisting in the creation, ongoing development and implementation of the BAU’s policies, processes and systems. • Mentoring and supporting the development of the BAU’s Analysts and Team Leaders. • Being flexible in undertaking the above responsibilities and any others so required. Essential Skills & Experience • Legally qualified with experience working in a leading Central London or major regional firm. • Experience in relation to conflicts management is essential. • Must have strong academic background – minimum 2:1. • Interest in, and potential for, developing mentoring skills. • Strategic thinker with commercial awareness. • Ability to analyse facts and scenarios thoroughly (and yet quickly) and to proactively put forward resolutions to problems. • Strong organisational, communication and project management skills. • Willingness to work hard and to take day-to-day responsibility for the BAU's workload and key processes in the areas of AML and sanctions compliance. • Enthusiastic, positive-minded, self-motivated and pro-active. • Excellent interpersonal skills – the person will liaise with both lawyers and business services groups, in each case at all levels of seniority. • Strong analytical skills and ability to focus on detail but also on the larger picture. • Ability to write clear, accurate and practical guidance and precedents. • The ability to gather and analyse information and to use the results of that analysis to make effective decisions and find innovative solutions to problems. • Possessing a "can do" approach with an ability to solve problems and look beyond practical and logistical challenges by suggesting solutions and implementing them. Business Services Competencies Clyde & Co is committed to providing extensive, personal and professional development opportunities for our people enabling them to be highly effective in their current role as well as assisting them to fulfil their career aspirations. The competencies are used to inform all aspects of Business Services career development. They vary across levels and different business areas and fall under the following areas: • Technical Excellence • People and Team • Client/Stakeholder Relationships • Service Delivery and Commercial Awareness • Personal Effectiveness
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