Dentons South East, UK
The firm Dentons is always looking to invest in the highest-quality talent, recognising that our success is built on the diverse and unique strengths of each of the members of our Firm. Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work. . Purpose of role To support the EMEA AML Manager and Global Head of AML in ensuring effective client and matter risk controls are followed in relation to financial crime and other regulatory obligations. To contribute to ensuring that the firm complies with its regulatory obligations and appropriately manages and mitigates risk issues. An AML Analyst will ideally be proficient in the following core compliance processes: Client Due Diligence (CDD) Process Assessment of AML, bribery, sanctions and reputational risks depending on the client's jurisdiction, legal, regulatory position and commercial activities Client Care and Engagement Terms Sanctions monitoring, including sanction updates Matter management, including matter opening and assessing compliance with applicable regulations, rules and policies, including the SRA's and Law Society of Scotland's Codes of Conduct Compliance auditing and non-compliance reporting Responsibilities Conduct the client due diligence and assess new clients and matters for AML, bribery, sanctions and reputational risks. Take ownership of all stages of the matter opening process and escalate any issues as necessary Review and assess the risks of all new clients and matters, including advising on AML obligations, bribery, basic sanctions, professional ethical obligations, matter and billing structure, engagement terms and inter-office working arrangements Advising the firm on its AML, ABC and professional ethical compliance obligations and standards Assists with the firm's internal audit processes Reviews and updates Dentons' internal compliance policies and procedures Assists the Global Head of AML or EMEA AML Manager with projects and ad hoc assignments as required The above list is not exhaustive as the team and the firm continue to evolve and develop with the changing domestic and international legal landscapes and as we identify new ways of improving our service to the firm. More important than any particular skill, we are looking for dynamic and flexible team players with highly developed critical thinking who can assess legal and commercial risks presented to the firm and advise on appropriate mitigation strategies. Required experience, skills and attributes Technical Skills Relevant university degree Legal or compliance experience working in a law firm or a professional services environment. Other experience which demonstrates the necessary critical thinking and risk assessment will be considered. Highly effective research skills using all relevant information sources, including IT resources and ability to use them to their full potential A good knowledge of relevant compliance rules and regulations, including (but not limited to) client care, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, anti-bribery and corruption, money laundering, sanctions Able to assemble research and produce clear, accurate findings Can analyse issues and draw/express conclusions succinctly Able to use internal precedents and draft emails in plain English PC literate with a good working knowledge of MS Office, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook Able to keep all general administration up-to-date and under control Personal skills / attributes Open minded, flexible and creative thinker who is happy to get involved in whatever task is facing the team Excellent written and verbal communication skills Can confidently and clearly explain problems and issues to partners and clients and proactively contribute to their resolution Strong problem solving and analytical skills; can clearly explain and present problems and issues to others Able to demonstrate excellent customer facing skills Able to make incisive decisions and remain calm under pressure Able to effectively manage and prioritise tasks where appropriate Able to analyse and recognise the need for improvement to systems and suggest options for improvement to the EMEA AML Manager and Global Head of AML/CDD Take an efficient and organised approach to dealing with administration. Able to be an ambassador for Dentons, being professional in outlook and attitude Able to work both within a local team and remotely as part of a larger team Language Capabilities We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. Equal opportunities We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively and if you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please contact Jo Wilson at or by email .