Compliance & Legal Officer, Family Office

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We are delighted to be supporting our client with the appointment of a Compliance and Legal Officer to join a Family Office. This will be a varied, interesting role allowing the successful candidate to become involved in a wide range of tasks reporting to the Head of Family Office.


  • Provide high level legal advice to the UBO and Head of the Family Office
  • Organise board meetings and AGMs including the drafting of all related documentation
  • Comply with a large number of AML & KYC queries (this is a function of the large numbers of funds the Family Office has invested in)
  • Able to build and maintain the legal filing system
  • Ensure all entities remain compliant with their legal obligations
  • Work with law firms across common law and civil law jurisdictions on various legal matters including employment matters, contracts, ad-hoc agreements, lettings, purchase and sale agreements and trust related matters
  • Provide written advice and recommendations
  • Reviewing and drafting legal documentation including contracts, agreements, NDAs etc
  • Assess likely risks and suggest mitigation strategies
  • Purchase and letting of privately held real estate


  • The applicant will be a fully qualified lawyer, qualified in a common law jurisdiction
  • Minimum 5 years’ professional experience working in an offshore environment preferably working with SPVs, trusts and family owned assets
  • Familiar with trust and SPV structures used by Family Offices to hold different asset classes (real estate, yacht, plane, art collection etc)
  • Familiarity with offshore concepts such as substance rules and transfer pricing
  • A familiarity with civil law concepts like Foundations would be advantageous
  • Experience in drafting corporate minutes and related documentation
  • Transaction and dispute resolution / litigation experience
  • Familiar with AML/KYC/CRS/FATCA matters as they relate to trust and non-trust structures


  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise workload and plan ahead to meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to deal with a wide and varied range of queries and requests for assistance from throughout the business
  • Ability to prioritise a large number of tasks
  • Highly organised and able to work well under pressure / tight deadlines
221 days ago
Job Title
Compliance & Legal Officer, Family Office
Job Category
Compliance and Risk
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