Senior Legal Counsel

within Legal


Senior Legal Counsel

within Legal

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    Legal Affairs

About Legal

The Legal Affairs function provides legal advice internally across the organisation on a wide range of matters, including enforcement and supervisory matters, as well as matters of an operational nature. It is also involved in the coordination and oversight of the legislative process in so far as laws administered by the MFSA are concerned. Moreover, the Legal Affairs function is responsible for litigation matters and represents the Authority in any action or legal proceedings in which the MFSA is involved or has an interest.

The Role

As Senior Legal Counsel, you will be responsible for performing, delegating, reviewing and/or overseeing the conduct of legal tasks as may be necessary, including:

  • Tendering general legal advice and guidance on issues of a legal, administrative law nature or regulatory nature, including compliance, investigations and enforcement, and the identification and analysis of any legal risks thereof;
  • Vetting and/or drafting of agreements and other contracts as required (including regulatory appointments and/or engagements);
  • Drafting/vetting of Memoranda of Understanding to be entered into by the MFSA;
  • Assisting in the assessment of information requests received from other regulatory and/or enforcement bodies and also any other requests under MoUs, as may be required;
  • Review and/or drafting of legislation;
  • Input/assistance to the internal litigation team, as may be required;
  • Briefing, instructing and coordinating with the Authority's external advisors in relation to ongoing projects as necessary;
  • Attendance at Parliamentary sittings and Parliamentary committee stage meetings, as required;
  • Any other duties that may be required.

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 should be in possession of a minimum of six (6) years working experience within a legal or regulatory environment as well as posses a strong command of both Maltese and English (written and spoken).

We are looking for candidates with a solid academic background in law, preferably with exposure to financial services law, and who are motivated and able to lead a team. Candidates should have a positive attitude, be resourceful and attentive to detail, be able to work independently but nonetheless within a team. Candidates should also have excellent communication and leadership skills. The selected candidate will be required to work towards the achievement of deliverables as may be assigned by superiors, meet deadlines in an efficient and effective manner and collaborate with all other team members as well as colleagues from other teams.

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

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.


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