Legal Counsel

FIMBank is an international trade finance bank with an international network of offices spanning five continents. The Bank is headquartered in Malta, is listed on the Malta Stock Exchange, and regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority.

Due to this continued expansion, we are seeking to recruit a legal counsel who will relish the opportunity to join the Group.

Job Description

Within the function of the Legal Department, the Legal Counsel shall be responsible for assisting the Head of Legal Department with the following:

  • drafting reviewing and negotiating contractual documentation in the best interest of the Bank, it’s JVs and subsidiaries;
  • advising on and drafting of legal, and general Group policies and procedures;
  • advising and assisting on company law matters, corporate governance matters and company secretarial matters for the Bank as well as its subsidiaries;
  • advising and assisting the Bank’s company secretary in relation to the preparation of board meetings; preparation of the AGM and company announcements as are issued from time to time;
  • undertaking research work as necessary for the Legal Dept. and assisting other departments as may be required from time to time;
  • advising on legal action to be taken in case of defaulting clients and liaising with external lawyers representing the Bank;
  • reviewing of facility documentation and liaising with external lawyers preparing legal documentation in the jurisdiction where goods financed by FIM are situated;
  • ensuring compliance by the Bank upon receipt of requests for information by competent authorities on garnishes and/or other warrants;
  • liaising with other departments and external notaries in the event when one of our customers passes away (Causa mortis procedure);
  • liaising with liquidators in the event of client/customers that have been placed in liquidation;
  • advising and assisting the Bank on shipping clients that are defaulting and liaising with external UK counsel on the matter;
  • assisting the Head of Legal in the day to day legal issues;
  • attending EXCO and taking the minutes during such meetings as the need arises;
  • replacing the Head of Legal at meetings as the need arises