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Job Summary

Our company is looking for a Head of legal & Compliance Manager To oversee the legal aspects of the company business by safeguarding its reputation and guaranteeing that the company strictly follows law guidelines by Team Leading on matters for the Legal, Governance, Risk Management, Compliance & Tax Advisory functions and contract laws.

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Management level
  • Experience Length:5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Reports to:  Managing Director

Employment Type: Full Time

Job Level:  Management level


Key Responsibilities

  • Spearhead the processing and verification of state licensing approvals for the company and its clients
  • Advise on all matters regarding the law, including the interpretation, impact, and effect of the relevant laws and general conditions affecting various aspects of the organization’s operations.
  • Familiarize and continuously monitor legal and regulatory changes that affect gaming industry.
  • Conduct legal due diligence, draft, negotiate and review commercial contracts while managing various functions in the organization operations.
  • Manage litigation and arbitration proceedings for and against the company and its subsidiaries, including stewardship of external counsel on the conduct of court cases filed against the group, to ensure instructions, witnesses, and statements are procured on time.
  • Partner with the organizations executive leadership to ensure that compliance programs effectively prevent and/or detect violations of law, regulations, policies, or the Code of Conduct by designing and implementing an effective compliance program and key decision making.
  • Provide and coordinate appropriate guidance, education, training, and regular communications on gaming regulatory compliance, Data Protection, and Anti-Money Laundering to all employees, including Affiliates/ Directors, Management Board, etc.
  • Develop a testing & monitoring plan to demonstrate that the gaming compliance program is effective, participate in its execution where appropriate and further engage board participation in its roll-out.
  • Coordinate regular quarterly Legal Audits and report on the level of compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Collaborate with external bodies and regulators, such as the Betting Control and   Licensing Board, the Financial Reporting Centre, and the Data Protection Commission, by providing relevant information on compliance matters,
  • Implement regulatory compliance training programs, including periodic training on specialized subjects such as data protection, anti-money laundering, conflict of interest, and annual refresher training on regulations and industry practices.    
  • Establish and maintain contractual agreements with externally appointed service providers to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements. 
  • Support the integrity and efficiency of the organization’s operations by undertaking legal research to ensure the organization acts in accordance with all applicable laws.  


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Law Degree from a recognized institution;
  • LLM (an advantage)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law;
  • An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a valid Practicing Certificate;
  • A registered member of the Law Society of Kenya in good standing. 
  • A minimum of 5 years working experience with at least 3 years compliance experience preferably within the gaming sector. 
  • Experience in contract laws
  • Experience working in a consultancy firm is an added advantage.
  • An eye for detail, strong organisational skills and able to take responsibility for own workload.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Must be a team player.

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