Vacancy: Legal Manager and AML Compliance Officer, Pelagic Partners, Limassol, Cyprus


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and manage legal policies, procedures, and documents.
  • Research and analyze legal issues and advise the management team on the legal implications of their decisions.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a wide range of contracts and agreement, including but not limited to ship management contracts, vessel sales and acquisitions, new building and supervision agreements, employment contracts, non-disclosure agreements, public disclosures, and others.
  • Autonomously lead the Legal and Anti-Money Laundering Function with minimal guidance and interference from the management team.
  • Provide legal advice and guidance to the management team on all legal matters.
  • Monitor changes in laws and regulations and ensure continuous compliance.
  • Manage litigation and dispute resolution matters.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with external legal counsel and other legal advisors.
  • Oversee regulatory and compliance matters.
  • Design and monitor anti-money laundering policies and procedures in line with the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission (CySEC) regulatory requirements.
  • Lead the dynamic implementation of the regulatory requirements in the client onboarding process and verification.
  • Handle all communications and reporting to CySEC related to anti-money laundering.
  • Develop and manage the legal department budget.

Suitable Profile

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB) is mandatory.
  • A Master’s degree in Maritime Law (LLM) is considered an advantage.
  • CySEC AML certification is considered an advantage.
  • At least 5 years of relevant shipping experience working in a law firm or in-house legal department.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills.
  • Good command of the English language – any additional languages are considered an advantage.
  • Ability to display a high degree of confidentiality and discretion.
  • Strong knowledge of legal principles and regulations.
  • Knowledge and experience with AIF & AIFM laws and regulations and CySEC directives and circulars.
  • Sound understanding of relevant laws and regulations including AML and KYC procedures.
  • Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, and policies to complex situations.
  • Proven IT literacy with Microsoft O365 and other equivalents.

What do you get?

  • Become part of a fast-growing team that established the biggest shipping fund in Cyprus in less than 18 months.
  • The potential opportunity of building and leading your own legal team in line with scalability and success.
  • A full-time contract with a competitive remuneration package according to qualifications and experience, including Pension Fund and 13th Salary.
  • Paid annual leave and sick days.
  • An energetic and friendly multicultural environment.
  • A comfortable and modern working space.
  • Opportunities for training and development alongside further career opportunities.
Kindly send your CV referring to the position to latest by Friday 17th of November 2023. 
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