Compliance Officer (m/f)
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Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. Embracing new trends and harnessing decades of experience, we’ve earned our place at the forefront of the legal industry.

Our partners are recognised as leaders in their field and our deals and cases often make headline business news. As a result, we’ve developed a reputation for delivering excellence, in all that we do.

Today, we’re continuing to break new ground. By embracing new ways of thinking and integrating technology into our everyday work, we’ve been named as the Most Innovative Law Firm in Europe by the Financial Times five times.

Join our team and you’ll be part of a flexible, inclusive culture underpinned by openness and acceptance. We’re driven by the belief that, to perform, people need support and space to collaborate.

By combining those values with an ambitious outlook, we can give you the opportunity to thrive.

Department purpose

Our Luxembourg internal compliance team is in charge of ensuring that our group policies and procedures are kept up to date and reflect local Luxembourg law requirements.

It works hand in hand with our legal practice groups and other support departments to address compliance issues and implement internal processes.

It also collaborates with our UK-based global teams in charge of the on-boarding of new clients and of data privacy matters.

Role purpose

The compliance officer ensures that the firm complies with internal policies and procedures and meets applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation the AML-CTF legislation and GDPR.

The compliance officer will work under the supervision of the firm’s regulatory and compliance in-house lawyer.

Role and responsibilities

The compliance officer will assist with the implementation of enhancements and changes to our internal processes in respect of matter opening, AML-CTF and data retention compliance.

He / she will therefore assist with the implementation of our :

  • Matter opening procedure : advise legal teams as to the templates to be used, confirm key terms of existing engagement terms, liaise with the legal teams or their clients to collect all relevant information and ensure proper record keeping;
  • AML-CTF policy : advise the legal teams as to the templates to be used based on the client profile, run searches in available public websites, liaise with legal teams or their clients to collect KYC documents, liaise with the UK-based global team in charge of the on-boarding of new clients, update clients’ KYC files, carry out internal audits and ensure proper record keeping;
  • Data retention policy : monitor the regular closure of files and assist with the deletion of data as per the data retention policy.

    More generally, he / she will work closely with legal teams to ensure compliance with the firm’s policies and procedures in the areas of matter opening, AML-CTF and ensure that the process is as efficient and streamlined as possible, whilst remaining thorough and rigorous.

    Key requirements

    Bachelor or Master’s degree in Law or Finance or Business Administration.

    2-4 years of relevant experience, ideally in the legal / professional services sector.

    Knowledge of regulatory practices (including in particular AML-CTF and GDPR).

    Ability to quickly assimilate internal processes.

    Good interpersonal and organisational skills.

    Professional working proficiency in English and French (oral and written).

    Strong attention to detail and committed to quality and professionalism.

    Self-confident and proactive in taking the lead on projects, following-up as necessary and interacting with relevant stakeholders.

    Team player, open-minded.

    Ability to set priorities, keep track of workflows and work with tight deadlines.

    Who we are looking for

    A committed individual with proven experience in compliance, looking for a new opportunity to take a next step in his or her career within a growing team at one of the leading and highly regarded international law firms in Luxembourg.

    Compliance Officer (m / f) Allen & Overy

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