Your primary responsibility will be to ensure we are meeting the
financial crime and counter-terrorist financing requirements of
regulators in the MEA region, assisting the business with financial
crime queries and keeping abreast of new developments with legislation
and regulatory requirements. This role will also include involvement
in global anti-money laundering and sanctions processes and projects.
You will work closely with the Financial Crime Team in the UK and the
MEA Risk Team. As your familiarity with the firm and the MEA region
develops, you will also assist the MEA Risk Team with more general
day-to-day queries from the business.
The Risk Department provides support to the firm's senior management
and to the wider business, to ensure that the firm develops and
maintains the very highest standards of professional conduct,
optimally manages risk and ensures compliance with legal and
regulatory requirements. The role will also lead in promoting and
embedding best practice in these areas throughout the firm's global network.
Dealing with financial crime queries from the business
Provide assistance to the Business Acceptance Unit
(BAU) in remediation of financial crime queries
such as directors/PEP, lack of standard form documentation or red flags
Seeking sign off from MLRO's and Risk Partners when required by
and advising the Case Handlers on any steps that need to be taken to
mitigate the risks associated with the client
Keeping abreast of changes in AML and Sanctions regulations for
the MEA Region and updating other team members and carrying out any
research as required
Updating Country Risk Scores and keeping abreast of relevant
information that affects the risk scores
Assisting with the drafting and updating of policies and procedures
Creating user guides and providing financial crime training as
required and carrying out face-to-face training
Developing and updating Risk Assessments for the regions in which
we operate, adapting them to changes in our policies and
internal/external risk factors
Assisting with creating and refining firm-wide financial crime
Assisting with internal audits and performing quality assurance
monitoring to identify shortcomings/failures and to monitor planned
improvements and reporting such findings back to the Head of BAU/COLP
Supporting any other queries, projects or tasks within the Risk or
Sanctions Team as required
Experience and Skills Required
In-depth knowledge of anti-money laundering legislation.
Familiarity with the regulations and requirements in MEA (e.g. Qatar
Financial Centre or the Financial Intelligence Centre Act in South
Africa) are an advantage but not essential.
A strong understanding of sanctions and their implications for an
international law firm or equivalent.
Meticulous attention to detail.
Excellent communications skills.
Strong spelling and grammar skills.
Relevant qualifications (ICA/CISI certification in financial crime
such as AML and sanctions) an advantage but not essential.
Strong MS Office skills.
Arabic would be beneficial but not essential.
Service orientated: Recognising internal and external clients and
the importance of service delivery.
Ability to work as part of a team and using own initiative, manage
own workload and adapt to changing priorities.
Flexible approach: Willing to assist others in achieving team objectives.
Confident dealing with senior management and ensuring service
levels are adhered to. Well-disciplined and self-motivated.
Ability to work well under pressure often within short deadlines.
Confident and proactive approach.
Enthusiastic and positive attitude.
Business Services Competencies
Clyde & Co is committed to providing extensive, personal and
professional development opportunities for our people enabling them to
be highly effective in their current role as well as assisting them to
fulfil their career aspirations.
The competencies are used to inform all aspects of Business Services
career development. They vary across levels and different business
areas and fall under the following areas:
People and Team
Service Delivery and Commercial Awareness
Clyde & Co
Clyde & Co is a dynamic, rapidly expanding global law firm
focused on providing a complete legal service to clients in our core
sectors. With over 60 offices and associated offices in over 120
countries and over 5,000 staff, we have genuine in-depth knowledge of
our core regional and global sectors. Clyde & Co is one of the
longest-standing international law firms operating in the Middle East
and Africa. As a global law firm, we are able to provide a complete
service to clients in our core sectors of insurance, transport,
energy, infrastructure and trade & commodities.
As our clients have evolved, so have our core values, which are work
as one, excel with clients, celebrate difference and act boldly. We
believe that these values reflect our firm, our strategy and our
commitment to delivering commercially-minded legal advice,
client-focused services, and innovative technological solutions to
support our clients.
Our Middle East and Africa footprint
Located in commercial hubs across the Middle East and Africa, our 8
offices allow us to support international investors and local
organisations with a full-service offering of local specialists across
most business sectors and areas of law.
Our services:Commercial, Commercial Disputes,
Corporate, Cyber Risk, Data Protection & Cybersecurity, Employment
& Immigration, Finance, Global Recoveries, Insolvency &
Reorganisation, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration,
Projects & Construction, Real Estate, Regulatory &
Our sectors:Aviation, Education, Energy & Natural
Resources, Government & Public Bodies, Healthcare, Hospitality,
Infrastructure, Insurance & Reinsurance, Marine, Retail &
Consumer, Technology, Communications, Media & Entertainment, Trade