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Compliance Officer / MLRO

Posted: 09 June 2023

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Full-time, flexible working.



Support Legal is a commercial law firm operating across the GCC and MENA region. We strive to provide our lawyers with an inspiring and rewarding work experience, free from the constraints that hinder them elsewhere. Our lawyers come from some of the world’s leading international law firms and MNCs. With full control over earning potential and the freedom to work when and where they please, our lawyers are free to focus on doing what they love and deliver exceptional legal service to our clients.


Job Description

  • Conduct all aspects of client on-boarding including the fulfilment of AML and KYC requirements. 

  • Carrying out periodic reviews of clients KYC according to internal AML policies. 

  • Coordinating with the client officer's during the client lifecycle both at onboarding stage and similarly during post Incorporation transaction reviews.

  • Supporting the implementation of any new compliance projects for the Firm or its group entities. 

  • Acting as MLRO for the Firm in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM).

  • Ensuring that all applicable returns are filed with regulators within the specified timelines.

  • Develop and deliver internal training on AML matters which includes keeping team members informed of any changes in policies, procedures, systems and controls. 

  • Reviewing and updating internal policies, procedures and guidelines on an ongoing basis, further to any changes in regulation, or introduction of a new financial product or service. 

  • Reporting on any AML/CFT and compliance matters to the board on a regular basis.

  • Receive and analyse any Internal suspicious activity reports and determine whether report should be submitted to the UAE FIU. 

  • Acting as an authorised point of contact for the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) and the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA).


Job Requirements

  • An experienced paralegal or junior lawyer from a common law jurisdiction.

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent legal qualification.

  • Interest in the regional start-up ecosystem and its development.

  • Possesses solid legal technical expertise as well as sound business and people judgement.

  • Hands on at work and can be independent in managing projects.

  • Excellent legal drafting and interpretation skills.

Working at Support Legal

  • Join MENA’s leading “NewLaw” firm and help define our culture.

  • Fast moving, challenging and unique legal career.

  • International work environment and flat organisation.

  • Great career development opportunities in an ambitions and growing company.

  • Collaborative and friendly work environment.

  • Competitive salary.

  • Flexible working hours and casual work attire.

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