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Global Financial Crimes - Legal Advisory: Financial Crimes Counsel (EM

Posted on Dec 12, 2018 by Morgan Stanley

London, London United Kingdom
Legal
4 Dec 2018
Annual Salary
Full-Time

Company Profile
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.

As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

Team Profile
Morgan Stanley is committed to a strong GFC program to protect against the use of the Firm's products, services, and facilities for prohibited transactions or the purpose of evading, avoiding or otherwise circumventing sanctions, AML or anti-corruption laws and regulations. The Firm has adopted a comprehensive, risk-based program to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and government guidance. GFC Legal Advisory provides legal advice, expertise, and guidance to all business lines and works closely with senior members of GFC in support of the enterprise-wide program.

Primary Responsibilities
The Financial Crimes Counsel will be part of a global team of in-house attorneys collectively responsible for coverage of legal and regulatory matters pertaining to sanctions, AML, and anti-corruption issues for all business units. This role will focus on economic sanctions legal and regulatory issues and include aspects of AML and anti-corruption coverage as well.

Responsibilities include:
- Provide ongoing and ad hoc legal advice and support to business, legal coverage and compliance teams on issues related to sanctions, AML, and anti-corruption laws and regulations promulgated by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) / HM Treasury / Council of the European Union / United Nations Security Council , as well as anti-boycott regulations, export controls, UK Money Laundering Regulations, USA PATRIOT Act, Bank Secrecy Act, U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act, etc.
- Draft and negotiate contractual provisions pertaining to sanctions, AML, and anti-corruption across all business lines
- Review, advise on, and oversee the execution of transactional due diligence pertaining to sanctions, AML, and anti-corruption concerns
- Understand, advise on, and assist with implementing the Firm's Global KYC Standards across the Firm
- Participate in internal governance committees
- Represent the Firm in relevant industry groups and other external forums
- Assist, and work with outside counsel as necessary, in representing the Firm before regulatory authorities in matters related to sanctions, AML, and anti-corruption legal issues
- Provide support for special projects arising from the administration of the GFC program
- Develop content for and deliver specialized training to relevant internal audiences concerning sanctions, AML, and anti-corruption legal issues
- Liaise and coordinate within GFC and with key stakeholders across the Firm, to ensure appropriate execution of the Firm's enterprise-wide financial crimes prevention program

Qualifications:

Skills required
- Juris Doctor (JD) degree with strong academic credentials
- Relevant experience, preferably at a law firm
- Detailed understanding of the laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to sanctions as well as AML and anti-corruption
- Ability to understand and assess a wide variety of complex commercial transactions
- Highly-motivated self-starter
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Exceptional written and verbal communications skills, attention to detail, and effective time management
- Strong project management skills
- Sound judgment and an ability to appropriately escalate issues
- Proven ability to handle highly confidential information professionally
- Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
- Strong understanding of financial markets and banking transactions
- Relevant government or regulatory experience

The closing date for applications is 02.01.2019

The salary for this role is competitive

Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which we operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.

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