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Citi : Country Counsel Morocco & Tunisia

15 octobre 2012 1 221 consultations 0 commentaire

Job Background/context:

Experience in legal and banking environment with specific reference to Central banking law & legislation.

This position is of a transactional and advisory nature and failure to properly advise on standards of good practice, regulatory and statutory requirements or to provide appropriate advice may lead to criminal prosecution of officers and directors of Citi as well as incurring civil liability.

This position contributes to accomplishment of the objectives of Citi.

This position provides agreements and advice to business units in terms of which major deals are committed.  If such advice is wrong, it may have a significant financial and franchise impact on Citi.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage, provide support and co-ordinate the in house legal service and support to Citi’s various businesses and functional areas for the Morocco & Tunisia Sub cluster, including dissemination of all local regulations, new laws and train staff as required. Inclusive of legal responsibility for our non-presence business in Libya;

  • Manage, appoint, co-ordinate, evaluate and support the external legal service providers to Citi’s various businesses and functional areas for Morocco, Libya & Tunisia;

  • Support the Compliance function to Citi’s various businesses and functional areas for Morocco, Libya & Tunisia;

  • Manage and co-ordinate the legal reporting of Citi’s various businesses and functional areas for Morocco, Libya & Tunisia;

  • Form part of the management team of Citibank Morocco & Tunisia and report directly to the Cluster Counsel Counsel, with matrix reporting to the CCO Morocco;

  • Manage the provision of legal advice and input to the Cluster Counsel as well as the department heads, businesses and functional areas of Citigroup of legal matters that impact on Citi;

  • Manage, establish and implement policy relating to local matters impacting on Citi;

  • Manage, identify and evaluate legal and regulatory risk impacting on Citi and also manage the addressing and limitation of all such legal and regulatory risk;

  • Research and monitor in-country as well as international legal and regulatory developments that may impact or affect the business of Citi;

  • Manage and attend to negotiations and discussions between internal parties as well as between the bank and external parties and institutions, and offer advice on legal and strategic considerations to Citi and / or its representatives;

  • Manage and identify the impact of local legal and statutory requirements on Citi;

  • Keep management and the Cluster Counsel informed of laws and regulations that may impact on the business of the bank

  • Manage litigation on behalf of the bank/Attend all court hearings on behalf of the bank and do all required reporting;

  • Serve on committees and represent Citi on other related forum and protect the interests of Citi;

  • Contribute to the accomplishment of the objectives of Citi;

  • Contribute to the decision-making process that may commit Citi in the short and long term;

  • Manage and provide a service that is intended to identify legal and regulatory risk to protect Citi against exposure;

  • Assist with legal issues in Libya when required;

  • Identifying legal risks and working with business and the Cluster Counsel to mitigate these risks.


  • Knowledge and experience of corporate governance, legal and compliance issues

  • Management skills, administration skills, research skills and negotiation skills

  • The ability to work under demanding and constant pressure with tight deadlines on a senior level

  • The ability to accept extremely high levels of responsibility and accountability

  • High level of loyalty, honesty, integrity, and the ability to work equally well alone and as part of a team

  • Self starter, well organized with ability to work across disciplines and systems with the ability to multi-task

  • Fluent in Arabic, French and English


5 years experience in legal and banking environment


Training and practical experience as a lawyer, admitted attorney or state law advisor


Sound and proven knowledge and experience of the law in general, with specific reference to Morocco & Tunisia banking law including foreign Exchange regulation  and  legislation,  Drafting, vetting and negotiations of contracts, statutory bodies and other committees in respect of e.g. financial institutions and financial regulation

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