Head of Legal & Compliance

  • Tallinn, Estonia


Our client is a rapidly growing international consumer finance company, headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia and operating in multiple European markets. They are now looking for an amazing Head of Legal & Compliance to join their innovative company.

At the core, they are a financial technology company that uses automated processes, algorithms and data analysis to make financial instruments easily available to a population of more than 175 million people in our target markets. They are a team of ambitious professionals who value innovation, speed, high growth and high performance.

Their vision is to build and deliver digital banking products of the future. If you want to be part of this, here is your chance.

The role:

As a key member in this dynamic and fast-growing team, you will be working closely with the CEO, management team members and partner law firms to make sure that the subsidiaries’ processes, pricing, terms and conditions and policies are in compliance with laws and regulations.

Responsibilities:

  • You will liaise with relevant government offices and other competent authorities if necessary, visit competent authorities, follow up and keep records, participate in investigations and act as a contact person for the authorities in relation to any legal or compliance matters;

  • You will coordinate communication and oversee engagement with the local law firms in target markets;

  • You will handle legal disputes (court cases, arbitrations, meditations), represent the Company’s interests, involving external legal advisors when necessary;

  • You will draft and review contracts and legal or compliance documents by developing and implementing relevant policies, best practices, and creating specific guidelines and trainings across markets and departments;

  • You will act as a close advisor to the Management and Supervisory Bodies in connection with setting policies and procedures for the business, revise internal policies, procedures, reports, etc., seeking, inter alia, to identify hidden risks or non-compliance issues. You will also work cross-functionally with other team members in Country Management, Marketing, Finance, IT, and others;

  • You will be dealing with matter, knowledge and document management, and implement systems as well as processes across markets and departments;

  • You will be responsible for carrying out compliance controls, including organising and conducting inspections concerning possible non-compliance with legislation or procedures, assessing the degree of risk of each case, and taking urgent measures necessary for further compliance with legislative and procedural requirements;

  • You will be managing the day-to-day implementation of the Company’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing policies as well as systems and controls which support and facilitate them, ensuring the compliance with the legal requirements and highest standards of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing.

Requirements:

  • Hold a Master’s degree in Law and years of legal & compliance experience, ideally from the financial sector;

  • Strong project management and problem solving skills;

  • Proactive approach with an ability to hit the ground running in whatever the situation;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and a strong ability to communicate concisely with a wide variety of audiences;

  • Strong leadership skills with a proven successful track record of team management and cooperation of a variety of stakeholders;

  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Estonian.

What you can expect from us:

  • Dynamic and challenging work within a growing international company;

  • Diverse international team;

  • Work in an exciting and competitive industry;

  • Competitive remuneration package;

  • Supportive environment facilitating growth and achievement.