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Senior Regulatory Counsel - Ireland Lead

  • Location:

    Dublin

  • Sector:

    Legal

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    DOE

  • Contact:

    Ruth Lyndon

  • Contact email:

    ruth@phoenixsearch.com

  • Contact phone:

    +353 19637061

  • Job ref:

    3625

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2024-03-03

Senior Regulatory Counsel- Ireland Lead

Our Client:

A dynamic, digital, FinTech market disruptor experiencing exponential growth.

 The Opportunity:
  • Join a company on a phenomenal growth journey: 10x in digital customers/ > €1m a day.

  • An IPO is part of the plans and actively working towards this.

  • Truly unrivalled career development opportunities in the group’s strategic Irish operation. 

  • Self-funded by a pioneering CEO/ Founder with a proven track record creating successful unicorn businesses.

  • Work closely with the Irish Country Lead in a true Legal Business Partner capacity. 

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Advise on relevant legal and regulatory issues.Carry out horizon scanning and update the business as appropriate.

  • Advise on any consumer queries, complaints, disputes and relevant solutions.

  • Establish and maintain robust AML policies and procedures. Act as the organisation’s MLRO and carry out relevant reporting.

  • Devise, implement, and maintain relevant legal compliance and regualtory policies and procedures.

  • Liaise with the Central Bank and any other relevant regulatory authority as appropriate, addressing any queries and/or information requests.

  • Maintain relationships with relevant regulatory authorities as appropriate.  

  • Prepare and deliver relevant regulatory reports to the business.

  • Liaise with relevant internal stakeholders across the Group, both legal and non-legal as appropriate.

  • Work closely with the Country Lead in a trusted business partner capacity to assist in the establishment and scaling of this strategic Irish operation, advising on relevant legal and regulatory issues.

  • Advise on relevant ad hoc legal issues and assist with relevant projects as appropriate. 

Key Skills & Qualifications:

  • Qualified lawyer, minimum 6 years’ PQE.

  • Experience in a commercial law firm and/or relevant in-house function.

  • Knowledge of the relevant Irish consumer protection legal and regulatiory regime, and experience advising on same. 

  • Prior track record liaising with the Central Bank or similar regulatory authority advantageous.

  • Superb communication and presentation skills - oral and written. 

  • Self-motivated with a proven ability to work well on own initiative.

  • Proven ability to successfully interact and influence relevant stakeholders - internal and external.  

  • Commercial, solutions-focused, with a positive approach.

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