Senior Compliance Officer

An international law firm is looking for an experienced compliance professional based in London, to join their risk and compliance team to oversee liaison with their offices in Germany.

Their ideal candidate is someone who has strong experience of working within a compliance or risk function within a law firm, and can work fluently in German and English.

Role responsibilities:

  • Working independently on a variety of compliance projects and take on an advisory role.
  • You will be involved in the establishment, implementation and continuous development of a law firm-wide compliance management system.
  • Checking compliance with AML guidelines according to the respective legal regulations.
  • Carrying out regular conflict checks and reviews.
  • Responsibility for PEP, sanctions and background checks.
  • Providing general support in complying with professional law requirements, and in dealing with the responsible supervisory authorities.
  • Responsibility for the tax assessment of reportable transactions.
  • Responsibility for creating and ensuring complete and timely electronic reports to official institutions.
  • Supporting the Director of Risk and Compliance on ad hoc projects, updating policies and procedures and on tasks related to the introduction of new regulations/legislation.


  • You will have successfully completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and have relevant professional experience, ideally in the law firm industry or in an international environment.
  • You will have good knowledge of the European and German legal framework in the area of ​​compliance & AML.
  • You will be fluent in German and English.
  • You will have very good MS Office knowledge.
  • You will have very good communication skills.
  • You will be process-oriented, structured and have an analytical way of working.
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