For its office in Limassol this company is looking for a Russian-speaking Legal Advisor / General Counsel Associate with a background in different spheres of international deals and taxation. Our client is considering candidates worldwide and willing to relocate to Cyprus or work hybrid (combination of long stay in CY and remote operation around 50/50).

Review of current legal financial schemes, their audit, identification of bottlenecks
Company’s legal financial schemes optimization, primarily for new companies
Creation of a perspective structure for their assets: startups and the group
Monitoring of start-up’s legal financial schemes
The range of work with risks in the legal financial schemes zone of startups: monitoring, control, consulting, advising
Structuring all transactions (M&A, SHA and others)
Tax planning (legal entity and individuals)
Organization of full legal support of the company’s investment projects
Proactive attitude towards creating new and maintaining existing/liquidating old structures
Practical application of knowledge of the legislation of different countries and accumulated experience to identify new emerging opportunities and assess their prospects.

Master’s degree in Law (not only bachelor’s), English law is essential (taxes in the first place)
Higher economics/finance
The main specialization is cross-border legal and financial structures and taxation
Experience in corporate practice, investments, and preparation of necessary documents
Experience in investment valuation – knows and applies basic principles and indicators
Prepares Captables;
Tax law – knows how to apply, searches for optimal tax regimes, and form risk-free corporate structures
Experience in restructuring and merging international structures is proven in practical cases, there are references to such matters in open sources.
Investor Relations practical experience will be an advantage
It is desirable to have experience in corporate law in terms of structuring
Experience in a Top 4 Audit firm is an advantage
Fluency in Russian, English from B2 and above,

Experience needed:
At least 5 years experience in a similar role
International experience: EU (primarily Cyprus), USA
Experience in the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, and further Asia (India, China) is an advantage
Investment departments of the bank (non-Russian, only international experience)
In consulting – made international legal financial schemes with 1) resistance to risks (by the activities of companies), 2) optimization of taxation – the second priority
From PE, VC funds – from the area of investment activity will be an advantage
Working with IT businesses will also be an advantage

Soft skills:
Reasonably proves his point of view, but taking into account the opinion of the opponent
A specialist who can prove his opinion based on facts and his practical knowledge and accept responsibility
Desire to grow and develop.
Location and form of employment:
Cyprus – employment contract in the company
Any other location – service contract
Business trips to Cyprus are expected quite often, especially during a trial period (6 months).

The working hours are 09.00 – 18.00

TO APPLY for this job opportunity, send your CV (in English please) to [email protected] and include the reference:  Russian-speaking Legal Advisor – VAC-D584. We look forward to hearing from you!


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