The Legal Affairs function provides legal advice internally across the organisation on a wide range of matters including enforcement and supervisory matters, as well as matters of an operational nature. It is also involved in the coordination and oversight of the legislative process in so far as laws administered by the MFSA are concerned. Moreover, the Legal Affairs function attends to any litigation matters and represents the Authority in any action or legal proceedings in which the MFSA is involved or has an interest.
Within this role you will be reporting to the Litigation Advisor and will be responsible to performing the following tasks:
- Handling of summons, warrants, counter-warrants and other notifications, as well as assisting the Authority’s officers in relation thereto;
- Informing potential stakeholders of any relevant litigation proceedings and providing the necessary updates in relation thereto;
- Drafting of judicial acts or other court-related documents;
- Filing of judicial acts on behalf of the Authority within the time limits and carrying out the necessary follow-ups of the acts filed in court;
- Taking instructions from advocates within the Authority and informing them of the outcome of acts filed, decrees and deadlines to be met;
- If and where necessary, assisting in litigation proceedings;
- Procuring of judgments, bill of costs and updates of decrees;
- Assisting in the upkeeping of the Function’s records;
- To perform such other function or duties as may be assigned.
To qualify for this role, you should hold a Higher Diploma of Legal Procurator at National Qualification Framework Level 5 or better, and possess a warrant to act as a legal procurator.
You will also possess a minimum of three (3) years working in a similar role ideally with experience in a financial services environment or in law.
The MFSA is an Equal Opportunities Employer as certified by the NCPE (National Commission for the Protection of Equality) and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will take care to avoid any form of discrimination in its recruitment procedures. The MFSA reserves the right to withdraw this call at any time and not to select any of the Candidates.
It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of qualifications awarded by Universities and other similar institutions outside Malta to produce a recognition statement on comparability of qualifications issued by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC). Applicants should do so preferably at application stage or otherwise at the preliminary interview should an applicant be selected for such interview. Details can be obtained by accessing the National Commission for Further and Higher Education website on www.ncfhe.gov.mt under MQRIC heading.
The MFSA shall ensure that any processing of personal data is in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), the Data Protection Act (Chapter 586 of the Laws of Malta) and any other relevant European Union and national law. For further details, you may refer to the Data Protection Policy on the MFSA webpage www.mfsa.mt.
Candidates are to note that the submission of any false statement/s or omission, even if unintended, may lead to the cancellation of their application and may render the candidate's appointment liable to termination.
Furthermore, please note that candidates may be asked to submit any documentation in support of the information provided, including but not limited to, proof of qualifications and Police Conduct Certificates.
Public Call Permit: 429/2023