May 17, 2018

AML Lawyer Job Careers - Dentons

  • Dentons
  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Full time Legal and Tax Jobs

Job Description

Job Title:  AML Lawyer

Company Name: Dentons

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

 

About Dentons:

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work

 

Job Summary: The AML Lawyer will support the EMEA AML Manager and Global Head of AML/CDD to advise, design and implement effective controls and policies to ensure the firm and its staff comply with applicable anti-money laundering laws and regulations, international financial sanctions and professional conduct rules and best practice in relation to new business intake processes.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Keeping up to date with applicable AML laws and regulations globally and advising on how these changes affect the Firm and its processes
  • Advising on the application of international financial sanctions and obtaining licences
  • Handling all types of CDD and client care issues with minimal supervision
  • Handling complex matter opening issues including taking into account local legal requirements (as applicable)
  • Tasked with reviewing and drafting documents including engagement letters, client terms and NDAs
  • Assisting with the review and approval of all new matters and clients
  • Assisting with basic data protection queries
  • Assisting with regulatory AML audits
  • Advising on complex inter-office working arrangements
  • Understanding the relevant rules regarding billing and seek tax advice where necessary
  • Drafting, maintaining and implementing AML policies and procedures
  • Providing a 'concierge' service to partners by liaising with clients directly on AML issues, either in person, on the phone or in writing.
  • Assisting with AML investigations and reporting Suspicious Activity Reports
  • Develop internal AML awareness and establish effective training programmes
  • Assists on projects supporting the EMEA AML Manager and the Global Head of AML/CDD

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  

  • Keeping up to date with applicable AML laws and regulations globally and advising on how these changes affect the Firm and its processes
  • The AML Lawyer should have experience in advising on the application of international financial sanctions and obtaining licences
  • Handling all types of CDD and client care issues with minimal supervision
  • Handling complex matter opening issues including taking into account local legal requirements (as applicable)
  • Reviewing and drafting documents including engagement letters, client terms and NDAs
  • Assisting with the review and approval of all new matters and clients
  • Assisting with basic data protection queries
  • Skilled in assisting with regulatory AML audits
  • Advising on complex inter-office working arrangements
  • Understanding the relevant rules regarding billing and seek tax advice where necessary
  • Drafting, maintaining and implementing AML policies and procedures
  • Providing a 'concierge' service to partners by liaising with clients directly on AML issues, either in person, on the phone or in writing.
  • Assisting with AML investigations and reporting Suspicious Activity Reports
  • Develop internal AML awareness and establish effective training programmes
  • Assists on projects supporting the EMEA AML Manager and the Global Head of AML/CDD
  • Language Capabilities: We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities.

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