KPMG Lower Gulf
Risk Analyst – Legal
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Risk Analyst – Legal
Supervisor / Head of department (Job title)
OVERALL OBJECTIVE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Advise and support internal stakeholders of the Firm in UAE and Oman on a variety of legal, risk, compliance, contracting, licensing, insurance, governance, anti-money laundering and risk management matters.
Provide legal and risk management support on issues or queries of internal stakeholders, their service lines and business operations in UAE and Oman.
Liaise and follow-up with authorities, government institutions and external parties on corporate, regulatory and compliance matters.
Support the Licensing and Insurance function with Firms various licensing and insurance requirements.
Major duties and responsibilities
Support with providing timely advice on queries by internal stakeholders on a variety of Legal, Regulatory, Licensing and Compliance topics (anti-money laundering, risk management policies and guidelines, law/regulations, licensed services, partnerships, contracting etc.).
Support Risk Management functions, including on anti-money laundering and other key risk requirements in the Risk Management team.
Provide clarification on legal language, requirements or specifications on a case by case basis.
Assist under supervision with drafting new templates, or develop and solidify existing templates (including agreements, contracts and other legal documents), in line with the law and internal policy, to ensure the Firms full legal rights.
Support the Department Insurance function with insurance queries and obtaining project-specific insurances.
Support the Department Licensing function with management of corporate legal matters including registration, licensing, filings, renewals and maintenance of appropriate records as required.
Support the Department Licensing function with individual licenses and other requirements of authorities.
Analyze, research and assist on various regulatory obligations, licensing/registration requirements or business expansion support to internal stakeholders
Provide assistance with regulatory correspondence and submissions, due diligence, questionnaires.
Develop and document internal process flows and policies for the Department Licensing and Insurance functions.
Communicate, liaise and negotiate with external parties (regulators, clients, external counsel, public authority etc.) on various Firm needs.
Support with processing and compiling legal and risk expenses to ensure documentation and payment to suppliers.
Bachelors degree in law from a top rated or well-known university.
Work experience requirements:
1-2 years post qualification experience in private practice, in-house or similar role and industry in well-known, reputable organization(s) is preferable.
Membership to practice law with a bar association in a known jurisdiction is recommended.
Knowledge / Technical Skills
1 Ability to understand and apply principles of law; and to analyse and resolve legal problems with guidance where required.
2 Ability to support the legal strategic thinking of the Firms Risk Management function with appropriate supervision.
3 Ability to deliver solution-focused advice and provide practical business solutions.
4 Develop an understanding of the ethos of the Firm, its structure, values, commercial objectives.
Commercial awareness i.e. knowledge of the business model, industry, current developments in local, national and world business, particularly any issues that may impact the Firm and its business.
6 Competent understanding of relevant software(s)/tools such as Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint etc
Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening
English Fluent Fluent Fluent Excellent
1 Strong communication skills
2 Strong organization skills
3 Attention to detail and time management skills
4 Sound research and analytic skills.
6 Ability to work independently, under pressure and within deadlines and be a highly motivated team player with a passion for the industry.
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