Legal Officer

within Legal & International Affairs


Legal Officer

within Legal & International Affairs

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    Legal Affairs
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About Legal & International Affairs

The Legal and International Affairs is responsible for legal and international affairs relating to the MFSA. The team is responsible to provide general legal counsel across the organization and is also responsible for coordinating relations with international organizations and other stakeholders.

The Role

The eventual appointee will be reporting to a Senior Legal Officer and will be responsible for performing the following tasks:

  • Provide and assist in the provision of legal advice generally, including legal guidance on supervisory and regulatory issues related to investigations and enforcement, as well as assisting in the identification and analysis of legal issues and risks;
  • Vetting of MFSA documentation in relation to the imposition or proposed imposition of regulatory sanctions or measures by the Authority;
  • Vetting and/or drafting of legal instruments/agreements binding the Authority;
  • Assist in advisory duties related to Government matters generally, including the formulation of policies and required legislative instruments relating to the supervisory and regulatory functions of the Authority;
  • Reviewing and/or drafting legislative instruments as may be necessary, following and coordinating the legislative process insofar as concerns the MFSA, including attending parliamentary sittings and committee meetings as may be required;
  • Representing the MFSA in tribunal and court cases, including, where required, the preparation, drafting and filing of related documentation; assisting other Units within the MFSA in matters related to litigation or potential litigation; and briefing, instructing and coordinating with the Authority’s external legal counsel as necessary;
  • To perform such other functions or duties as may be assigned.

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.

Candidates with three (3) years (or more) working experience relevant to the role will be preferred.

How to apply

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Candidates are to forward a copy of their Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) and an accompanying covering letter providing the motivation for the application to [email protected]

Other Important Information

Candidates are to forward a copy of their Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) and an accompanying covering letter providing the motivation for the application to [email protected]

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 reference: 311/2019