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Cross-Border Lawyer Middle East

Zurich, CH, CH-8001

Our Company

Operating in 50 cities spanning Europe, Quintet is a private bank for people who see the world differently and who seek a partner like us, committed to protecting and growing their wealth as if it were our own.
Combining agility and security, we focus on what matters most to the individuals and families we serve so they can invest in a richer life, however they define it.
Founded in 1949, headquartered in Luxembourg and operating under the supervision of the European Central Bank, Quintet serves wealthy individuals and their families, as well as a broad range of institutional and professional clients, including family offices, foundations and external asset managers.

Quintet Private Bank offers the opportunity to:
•Work in an entrepreneurial and agile environment where business leaders can take decisions and provide stellar service to clients without unnecessary bureaucracy and red tape.
•Create and build a business (with aligned cultural behaviours, diversity and inclusion) to consistently provide superior investment advice.
•Work with the best professionals, value collaboration and be part of a partnership culture.
•Excel within an enabling team environment, with a focus on partnerships to drive business success.
•Receive competitive market led remuneration structures, based on performance and behaviours.
•Thrive, in the knowledge that there are career pathways to develop both professional and personal interests.

Purpose of the Job / Objectives

The successful candidate will report to the Head Legal Cross-Border and assist in the maintenance of the Group cross-border framework from a legal perspective by:
• Developing country-specific regulatory guidance and internal training material on various Middle Eastern jurisdictions
• Advising on strategic decisions for the Middle East region
• Collaborating with other Legal Cross-Border team members for effective coverage across various booking centers of the Group
• Supporting other functions with cross-border legal input as necessary
• Staying abreast of regulatory developments for markets within his or her responsibility

Required Knowledge and Experience
  • A common or civil law degree and admission to the bar / qualified solicitor in the UK
  • Law firm or in-house counsel experience advising wealth management businesses on cross-border regulatory issues
  • Proficiency in legal writing with attention to detail
  • Outstanding communication skills, ability to explain complex concepts clearly
  • Intellectual curiosity and very good analytical skills
Attributes and Qualities
  • Drive and dedication, ability to deliver on time
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to work independently but collaboratively with colleagues across functions and booking centers
  • Flexibility, a positive attitude and supportive team player
Language Skills

- Fluent English. Arabic is a distinct advantage. Other languages a plus.