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Legal Compliance Manager - Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific (full-time)


Last Updated: 11/13/21

Job Description

Legal Compliance Manager - Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific (full-time)

  • Position: Legal Compliance Manager - Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific (full-time)
  • Department: Legal
  • Location: Stamford
  • Country: United Kingdom
Description The Role / Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide expert governance and compliance support services to the business and its directors across 47 jurisdictions in Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific
  • Provision of governance documentation including resolutions, associated compliance documentation, PoAs and local registry forms e.g. annual filings (paper and e-filings), directorship changes etc.
  • Co-ordination of Board Meetings and circulation of Notices to Officers/Shareholders as is required by local laws.
  • Prepare document packs, support, co-ordinate and assist the process for complex corporate transactions across multiple jurisdictions, languages and time zones including capital contributions, dividend payments etc.
  • Act as a single point of contact in the region for gaining signatures for legal and financial documentation, including records management of the same.
  • Maintenance of corporate governance software system (Diligent Entities). Act as administrator for the system and ensure access rights and data integrity are actively managed.
  • Maintenance, retention and storage of corporate company records including the creation and provision of organisational charts as required.
  • Support and facilitate changes in corporate structure as necessary e.g. share transfers, dissolutions etc.
  • Support the Head of Legal for Europe and Middle East and teams as needed.
  • Support treasury, finance and tax teams with documentational requests from banks, auditors and tax authorities etc.
  • Completion of KYC and UBO declarations as is required by local laws and as requested from banks and other third parties.
  • Ensure directors, are kept up-to-date with changes in legislation and company representatives educated regarding their individual signing authorities.
  • Encourage and drive improvements in corporate governance practices, electronic signature methods and precedents where appropriate.
  • Source external legal/governance advisors to the business, review listing from time to time with peers to ensure service levels and cost effectiveness is maintained.
  • Build and maintain professional relationships across the business and with external parties such as legal advisors, registries, notaries etc.
  • Act as a point of contact for registries in multiple legal jurisdictions including management and renewal of digital signatures as appropriate.
  • Provide assistance with special project work as required including mergers and acquisitions.
  • Co-ordinate activities with colleagues in the US parent organisation and the Irish Regional office.
  • Assist with legal and corporate governance training requirements.
Requirements Key Qualifications, Experience and Attributes

Chartered membership of The Chartered Governance Institute (formerly called The Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators)

The ideal successful candidate will meet the following criteria:

  • At least 10 years previous experience as Governance Professional in an international commercial organisation. Experience of working for a US parent company would be an advantage.
  • Expert knowledge of corporate governance global entity management software system, Diligent Entities (formerly Blueprint OneWorld) or equivalent at an administrative level for data management and reporting.
  • Experience of dealing with corporate financial transactions in an international environment.
  • Working knowledge of local commercial registry systems and processes across Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, including UK Companies House.
  • Able to travel internationally occasionally as required for global events, role development and transactions
  • Ability to confidently work with professionals and stakeholders in the legal team and around the business.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to confidently build strong working relationships and trust with internal and external stakeholders up to CEO level.
  • Must maintain high ethical standards to support a professional business code of conduct and have a self determination to deliver.
  • A confident individual able to make and defend decisions based upon business understanding, business risk and best practice.
  • A flexible, pragmatic and open working style that adapts to different cultures.
  • A knowledge of other languages would be an advantage.
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • A flexible approach to work and ability to prioritise urgent matters.
  • Personable and approachable and a team player.

Location: Stamford, UK

Reporting to: Head of Legal Europe and Middle East

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Company Details

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