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Legal Risk Analyst

dentons-europe · 30+ days ago
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Dentons is the world's largest law firm, renowned for its commitment to delivering innovative legal solutions to clients around the globe. With offices in over 160 countries and a team of legal professionals dedicated to excellence, Dentons offers a dynamic and inclusive work environment. 

Dentons Business Services EMEA:  

Dentons Business Services EMEA is the operational backbone of Dentons, supporting the world's largest law firm in delivering exceptional service to clients across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. As a crucial component of Dentons' global network, our EMEA business services team plays a key role in driving efficiency, innovation, and collaboration. 

At Dentons Business Services EMEA, we are committed to excellence in supporting legal professionals with cutting-edge solutions. Our dynamic and diverse team collaborates seamlessly to provide a wide range of services, including finance, IT, human resources, marketing, and more. We pride ourselves on fostering a culture of continuous improvement and adaptability. 

Purpose:

The purpose of this role is to support the business in assessing new requests (being new clients and/or new business with existing clients) from a conflict and compliance point of view using Dentons’ and third-party research databases.

Responsibilities:

  • Review intake request to ensure completeness of information regarding the matter for the new or existing client;
  • Conduct research on new intake requests against Dentons’ conflicts database and other resources;
  • Data entry, search, and analysis of data into the Dentons’ conflicts and new matter intake systems in accordance with Dentons’ policies and procedures;
  • Conduct research via external sources to establish corporate structures and management profiles;
  • Verifying that all conflicts checks are complete, consistent, and accurate and adhere to established standards and procedures for all conflicts of interest searches performed Firm-wide;
  • Reaching out to other Dentons regions to obtain conflict clearances across Dentons worldwide;
  • Follow-up on conflict issues with the appropriate stakeholders. ;
  • Perform data analysis and identify possible issues and notify the requesting attorney or other appropriate party as needed;
  • As and when required, conducting anti-money laundering refresh of due diligence for existing clients;
  • Identification and escalation of sanctions and reputational issues;
  • Identification and resolution of legal and commercial conflict issues in accordance with Firm policies and local regulatory requirements;
  • Identify and escalate conflicts and unresolved issues to the Team Leaders and when relevant to the Process Owner, Risk Manager, requesting attorney or Office of General Counsel;
  • Assist the department with a wide range of research and other requests as may be assigned;
  • Contribute to process, procedure, and technology improvements to ensure process efficiency;
  • Coordinate with other Analysts and other team members in order to meet deadlines, time-sensitive issues and other challenges.
  • Identifying and resolving confidential information issues, implementing information barriers and document security processes;
  • Reviewing engagement letters, outside counsel terms and other engagement terms/contracts; and
  • Perform investigation and analysis of challenging cases, either on an individual customer level or across a specific segment or customer type.


Qualifications, skills, and experiences:

  • Bachelor’s degree, legal education is a plus;
  • Fluency in English written and spoken (preferably C1 or higher), is essential as this is an international role requiring communication across multiple countries and units;
  • Prior experience in analyzing and resolving risk requests and managing confidential information issues;
  • Knowledge of process of conflicts checks in legal firm is desirable;
  • Strong communication skills, dealing confidently, competently, and diplomatically with internal clients worldwide, persuasively communicating the Risk position in writing as well as by telephone and providing clear and unambiguous instructions;
  • Strong analytical skills, with ability to quickly identify and meticulously analyses complex issues and provide practical solutions;
  • Ability to comprehend the commercial concerns arising from the underlying advice provided by a global law firm;
  • Methodical and organized approach to work and strong prioritization skills, with ability to work efficiently under pressure, priorities and deliver work to a consistently high standard and to deadlines;
  • Ability to make decisions and remain calm while under pressure, particularly when dealing with challenging situations;
  • Strong commitment to excellent internal client/customer facing service, being professional in outlook and attitude and serve as an ambassador for Risk Europe;
  • Ability to work as part of an international multicultural environment.

Last updated on Mar 11, 2024

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