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Legal Counsel

Location: Malta

Are you brilliant?

Finaro is reimagining the payment industry.

If you value friendship, learning, and getting things done; if you consider yourself creative, enthusiastic and passionate about solving problems – We want to meet you!

Finaro is a global cross-border payment and banking solutions provider empowering international commerce through brilliantly simple payments

Our passionate team, exceptional tech capabilities, product innovation, and customer-centric approach drive us to simplify complexity and create multidimensional solutions that generate growth and give our customers peace of mind.

We work with some of the biggest industry giants including Plus500, WOLT, Kiwi.com, Air Baltic, Payrexx, Revolut, Go2Mobile and Hero Gaming. With a growing global staff of 350 employees, main offices in Israel and Malta, and presence all across Europe, in China, Hong Kong, and North America, the future looks fantastic.

The future looks Finaro.

Description

The company is now seeking to recruit a Legal Counsel to assist the Legal and Compliance department.


Description of job duties:

  • Provides advice and support on legal matters, including payment and banking laws and regulations, policy, corporate governance, company secretarial and other legal issues.  
  • Exercises oversight over the maintenance of statutory provisions relating to the timely filing of forms, declarations and other documentation with the Registry of Companies.
  • Supporting the Company Secretary in leading and organising the Board, Committees and Annual General meetings of the Company, including the preparation of agendas and documents for Board, Committees and Annual General Meetings.   
  • Supporting the Company Secretary to drafts resolutions, minute-taking and ensures that decisions made are communicated to the appropriate company stakeholders.
  • Ensures the legal representation of the Bank to court hearings and performs other legal duties, if necessary, in close collaboration with the legal department in Israel.
  • Liaises with the Head of Compliance with respect to company policies to ensure they are reviewed periodically.
  • Ensures that all internal regulations are created, updated and classified in compliance with internal rules and approved at the appropriate level.
  • Supporting the SVP Commercial Risk and Underwriting with the implementation of new processes/policies for strategic projects and maintenance of Risk Policies. 
  • Liaising with the Scheme Relationship Manager on new Scheme Bulletins and understanding how these will impact our client base.
  • Coordinating and responsible for responses to Card Scheme Investigations.
  • Researching new business models and how the bank can support these in a safe and compliant manner.
  • Assisting the Acquiring Risk Department and other internal / external stakeholders with client onboarding procedures and other tasks from a compliance and regulatory perspective. 


Requirements

Requirements:

·        A Law Degree from an accredited institution required; honors, high academic standing preferred

·        Proven industry experience in the Banking or Financial Services sector

·        2-3 years in a similar role; international experience a strong plus

·        Strong knowledge of company law and regulations that relate to company secretarial and corporate governance matters

·        Excellent problem solving skills and ability to provide useful and efficient counsel

·        Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·        Ability to work independently with cross-functional teams in a fast-paced and dynamic environment;

·        Meticulous, attentive to details, organized, and committed to delivering high-quality work. 


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