Legal Counsel

Do you possess thorough knowledge of Maltese law?
Are you highly organised and able to solve issues effectively?

Our client is a private credit institution operating under the European Union banking regulatory framework. They are licensed and regulated by the MFSA to operate outside Malta and offer two main lines of products, card/store value and micro-lending.

Job Description:

An opportunity has arisen for an energetic individual to work alongside the Risk and Compliance Chief Officer as Legal Counsel. Responsibilities include:
  • Advising the company on a range of legal issues, including on contract law, regulatory matters, data privacy and other day-to-day issues
  • Reviewing agreements and legal notices
  • Identifying legal risks
  • Liaising with external legal counsel across EU jurisdictions
  • Attending to Data Privacy related requests from customers
  • Assisting local authorities with investigations and preparing information reports
  • Assisting in the customer due diligence processes and ongoing monitoring of business relationships
  • Assisting in the formulation and maintenance of policies and procedures


  • LLM from a reputable European university
  • Thorough knowledge of Maltese law
  • Working knowledge of contract law, data privacy, and banking legislation
  • Minimum of one-year experience in a financial services environment
  • Strong organizational abilities
  • Ability to thrive under pressure
  • Ability to provide quick, practical and concise advice in line with the business objectives
  • Ability to solve issues efficiently and effectively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in using MS Office applications
  • Thorough, meticulous, attentive to detail

You will form part of a team of hard-working, cross-functional collaborators within a company that invests on growth and development in an environment that provides plenty of opportunities within and outside the role.

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