Posted 28.02.2020
Location
Malta
Role
Head of Legal and Compliance

We're looking for an exceptional Head of Legal and Compliance

Posted 28.02.2020

We are looking for a leader with a long-term business mind-set to join as our new Head of Legal and Compliance. This is a key role within Claymore Malta Ltd where you will define the legal vision and strategy, driving us forward in the iGaming industry.

Location
Malta
Role
Head of Legal and Compliance

We are looking for a leader with a long-term business mind-set to join as our new Head of Legal and Compliance. This is a key role within Claymore Malta Ltd where you will define the legal vision and strategy, driving us forward in the iGaming industry.

You will be accountable for legal advisory and practice through our multinational operation as a Group. This means overseeing a wide range of deliverables with enhanced complexity, related to industry challenges within both law and compliance frameworks. With our ambition to grow our business, establish a global footprint and take associated calculated risks, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with management, commercial and business development teams to take the appropriate measures. You will also take accountability for supporting and advising our business with drafting, reviewing and negotiating complex legal contracts meeting our diverse needs over multiple territories. What’s more, you will build a new in-house legal team and oversee the deliveries of the team split between our Malta and US offices. Being a leader and mentor by nature, you will ensure the development of your team within legal areas as well as in processes, procedures and business thinking.

Being able to see the bigger picture, you will provide strategic support to long-term objectives with participating in the new business and market activities. You have a never-ending appetite for problem solving, a keen eye for detail, and an excellent understanding of commercial requirements and strategy.

We are innovating in areas of technology and product development. Additionally, we will have territorial expansion opportunities in a dynamic industry. You will be responsible to carry out research into multi-national regulatory regimes and risk management. This goes hand in hand with regular regulatory and compliance updates to the business as required. As a supportive manager and mentor, you will develop and encourage the team providing guidance, sharing knowledge and advising on best legal practices. Travel is expected to be fairly regular given the nature of the role, notably in the early stages.

You will be responsible for corporate law matters, as well as drafting, negotiating and reviewing complex commercial contracts within a multi-jurisdictional scope. Being our expert in the legal field, you will advise marketing, customer services, technology and other departments on legal requirements applying to content in advertising, promotions, competitions, electronic marketing, data capture, data processing, customer research.

Main responsibilities

  • Full scope around Legal
  • Compliance, AML and Responsible Gambling
  • Data Protection
  • Organizing global legal infrastructure and providing legal standpoint on all business decisions within the company
  • Significantly reduce reliance on external legal resources
  • Spearheading all new license applications and taking full ownership of existing applications
  • Analysis and advice to senior management of legal landscape in all markets
  • Responsible for all regulatory demands/ requirements from all jurisdictions (Malta, UK, Germany, Isle of Man and grey markets as required)
  • Full ownership of in-house legal requirements: drafting and reviewing commercial contracts, employment contracts, internal audits & procedures, reviewing marketing materials
  • Handle any litigation
  • Drafting operating procedures for customer support teams, payments teams and operations teams to ensure alignment with regulatory conditions
  • Researching and anticipating unique legal issues that could impact the company
  • Involvement in development of back office tools for KYC, compliance, risk scoring and player profiling

Requirements

  • 10+ years’ i-gaming legal experience, making you confident with negotiating, drafting and closing complex commercial transactions
  • Have previously developed and managed teams within a similar i-gaming environment so have been exposed to compliance and regulations
  • Startup experience and a willingness to work through the granular details, especially at the start as you develop an in-house legal team
  • Licensing applications in regulated i-gaming markets, plus experience in grey markets
  • Hold a European University Law Degree.
  • Business-focused by nature, practical and commercial facing, happy and accustomed to working with a significant amount of autonomy.
  • Know your way around commercial contracts, litigation, software IP and licensing
  • Worked with software IP and licensing
  • Worked in an IPO-level corporate in a senior legal capacity
  • Have a genuine interest in business strategy

Compensation and benefits

At Claymore we put a lot of trust in team members, knowing that if we get the tools and space to do what we do best, we will be both happy and deliver great things. Striking the right balance between freedom, responsibility and accountability, freedom to work without micro-managing but with responsibility and accountability for deliverables. We will provide an attractive salary and benefits package for this important role within the business.

Sound like you?

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