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London - Assistant Risk Analyst (#1,474,321,577) 

Job offer #1,474,321,577 in London (Greater London), United Kingdom

Job Description Posted on April 18, 2019 Term: Temporary Duration: 6 months Working hours: Full-time Practice group: Compliance Location: London Purpose of role Dentons is a global law firm driven to providea competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected marketplace. We were formed by the March 2013 combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton. In June 2015, McKenna Long & Aldridge merged with Dentons US. Our team of business services staff play a significant role in the success of Dentons. We share a strong commitment to outstanding client service and believe in working together as a team within a firm culture grounded in mutual understanding and respect. We look for proactive, flexible individuals who are team players and who have demonstrated a commitment to superior client service. As a global law firm, it is essential that our candidates have excellent spoken and written English skills in order to communicate fluently and efficiently. The Dentons Europe Risk Management function is based in the London, Prague and Warsaw offices. We are seeking to recruit an Assistant Risk Assistant in London, reporting to the local Risk Management. This is an exciting time to be joining Dentons Europe as the firm will be implementing an upgraded new business intake system. Responsibilities* Contribute to ensuring that the firm complies with its regulatory obligations and appropriately manages and mitigates risk issues. * Support Risk Management in ensuring the department operates an effective new business intake (NBI) system. * Reviewing new matter submissions in the NBI system to ensure all information submitted is accurate and complete. * Assist in fielding questions from the Practice, in connection with the new NBI platform and matter opening process. * Conducting conflict analysis, including both legal and commercial, on new matters and clients. * Conduct client due diligence and assess new clients and matters for AML, bribery, sanctions and reputational risks. * Take ownership of all stages of the matter opening process and escalate any issues as necessary * Assisting Risk Team members with any follow up action required on matters * Responding to routine email inquiries from the Practice. * Providing ad hoc support to Risk Management as required. The above list is not exhaustive as the team and the firm continue to evolve and develop with the changing domestic and international legal landscapes and as we identify new ways of improving our service to the firm. Required experience, skills and attributes Technical Skills * Relevant university degree * Ideally, legal or compliance experience working in a law firm or a professional services environment. Other experience which demonstrates the necessary critical thinking and risk assessment will be considered. * Highly effective research skills using all relevant information sources, including IT resources and ability to use them to their full potential * A good knowledge of relevant compliance rules and regulations, including (but not limited to) client care, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, anti-bribery and corruption, money laundering, sanctions * Able to assemble research and produce clear, accurate findings * Can analyse issues and draw/ express conclusions succinctly * Able to use internal precedents and draft emails in plain English * PC literate with a good working knowledge of MS Office, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook * Able to keep all general administration up-to-date and under control Personal skills / attributes * Open minded, flexible and creative thinker who is happy to get involved in whatever task is facing the team * Excellent written and verbal communication skills * Can confidently and clearly explain problems and issues to partners and clients and proactively contribute to their resolution * Strong problem solving and analytical skills; can clearly explain and present problems and issues to others * Able to demonstrate excellent customer facing skills * Able to make incisive decisions and remain calm under pressure * Able to effectively manage and prioritise tasks where appropriate * Able to analyse and recognise the need for improvement to systems and suggest options for improvement * Take an efficient and organised approach to dealing with administration. * Able to be an ambassador for Dentons, being professional in outlook and attitude * Able to work both within a local team and remotely as part of a larger team Language Capabilities We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. The firm Dentons is always looking to invest in the highest-quality talent, recognising that our success is built on the diverse and unique strengths of each of the members of our Firm. Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is

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