The Head of Legal is required to advise the team on a variety of legal matters, while protecting the company. The Head of Legal must lead the team to successfully carry out lawful business operations and supply clients with the best legal expertise and advice possible. Strong initiative, excellent management, and leadership skills as well as sound business acumen are needed for this high-profile role. The Head of Legal should hold knowledge of both Maltese and international law. Furthermore, the ideal candidate will be familiar with the Malta Gaming Authority and other gaming regulatory bodies globally.
- Develop and direct corporate legal strategy, to advance and safeguard the company’s affairs.
- Develop and lead internal audit and corporate compliance programs and keep the day-to-day company compliance running smoothly.
- Supervise all delivery of legal services to achieve corporate targets, strategies, and priorities, including gaming regulatory framework, AML matters and EU data protection.
- Sustain corporate relations with the relevant governmental bodies and regulatory authorities in Malta and across Europe.
- Head regulatory and risk-management and keep abreast with new legislation, regulatory and compliance updates.
- Guide the CEO and other senior corporate officers on matters related to service agreements, frameworks, and other relevant agreements.
- Take a proactive approach to the business and engage in its evolvement by presenting initiatives aimed at supporting commercial targets.
- Assist in forming the general management policy as a member of the executive management team.
- Lead a small team of corporate counsel and compliance managers, while continuing to provide legal services as a fully participating member of the team.
- Draft and negotiate a range of contracts with great efficiency, a strong attention to detail and commercially appropriate risk management.
Knowledge and Experience:
- The Head of Legal must hold a recognised degree in Law from an accredited law school or University.
- At least five years of experience working in a corporate legal position, preferably as a Senior Lawyer, within a fast-paced, fast-evolving and dynamic environment.
The above description is indicative and may vary from one organisation to another.