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Data Protection and Compliance Officer

Hamlyn Williams is working with a global offshore law firm, who provides advice to international clients which include the world’s top law firms, financial institutions, investment funds, and private individuals. We're seeking for a  Data Protection and Compliance Officer (CO/MLRO/DPO), who will be responsible for ensuring compliance with those laws, regulations and regulatory guidance that affect the law firm in Luxembourg. 

Responsibilities, but not limited to:

  • Maintain regulatory and operational compliance, AML/CFT, Anti-Bribery, Data Protection, and other risk-related policies and procedures
  • Be responsible for the investigation of and reporting of Suspicious Activity Reports/Transactions. Including receiving, investigating and determining the need for external disclosure of suspicions
  • Inform the regulator and Board where appropriate of any material compliance breaches.
  • Identify, measure and assess AML/CFT and compliance risks and ensure compliance with regulatory objectives
  • Maintain, review and deliver an AML/CFT training program
  • Act as the named MLRO principal point of contact 
  • Evaluate and where necessary prepare, amend or monitor the adequacy of anti-money laundering policies and procedures and internal controls to ensure full compliance with all enactments relating to AML/CFT
  • Manage relationships with fee earners and provide advice and technical support where required
  • Determine primary regulatory, compliance, financial crimes and sanctions risks
  • Support the Global Head of Compliance in Compliance Board/Committee reporting and the provision of compliance related management Information
  • Analyze legal & regulatory changes affecting the regulatory environment and their impact on existing policies & procedures


  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in a senior compliance and management role in a law firm
  • Significant experience of data protection
  • Excellent AML knowledge
  • [Approved Person] status in at least 1 (preferably more) of the jurisdictions in which the firm operates
  • Working knowledge of and experience with financial services regulations in multiple jurisdictions would be an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal and in both English and French
  • Self-motivated and able to work without close supervision