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Head of Financial Crime

Job description

IDEX Consulting is partnering with a prestigious global law firm in search of a highly skilled Financial Crime Lawyer to join their London Office as the Head of Financial Crime. This role involves providing expert advice and support on all aspects of financial crime regulations, including AML and sanctions, to the Firm's MLCO, MLRO, Partners, lawyers, and business services professionals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the subject-matter expert on the Firm's compliance with AML and sanctions laws.
  • Oversee and update AML and sanctions policies, controls, and procedures.
  • Collaborate with the AML Compliance Manager to manage complex CDD/risk assessment queries.
  • Assist in analyzing internal suspicious activity reports (SARs) and drafting SARs for submission.
  • Lead independent AML audits and implement audit recommendations.
  • Design and deliver AML/Sanctions training programs.

Team Overview: The Risk & Compliance team is led by the General Counsel/Head of Risk & Compliance/MLCO and includes Senior Risk Lawyers, an AML Compliance Manager, and a team of AML Analysts.


  • Qualified lawyer with approximately 5+ years of PQE, specializing as a Financial Crime lawyer in Private Practice or a Law Firm environment.
  • Experience working in a City/international law firm or a leading regional firm.
  • Strong academic background with excellent communication skills.
  • Confident in public speaking and advising senior stakeholders.

This is a hybrid role based in London. For more details and to apply, please contact.

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