Mayer Brown

AML Reviewer

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 7 months ago(6/15/2020 10:09 PM)
# of Positions
Pos. Category
Business Intake and Conflicts
Office Location
Hong Kong - Wong Chuk Hang
Pos. Type
Regular Full Time


Mayer Brown is a leading global law firm with offices in 26 key business centres across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. With approximately 200 lawyers in each of the world’s three largest financial centres — New York, London and Hong Kong — we are uniquely positioned to advise leading companies and financial institutions on their most complex legal needs. We have deep experience in high-stakes litigation and complex transactions across industry sectors, including our signature strength, the global financial services industry.


We are a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support and development they need to grow, thrive and realise their greatest potential. We also encourage all our people to use their skills to support the wider community through our pro bono and community volunteering programmes. At Mayer Brown the principles of mutual respect, dignity and understanding are central to the way we work and help to provide an environment where diversity and inclusion are embraced.


  • Perform research to obtain client identification documents
  • Review all client and matter due diligence information in C3 (the Firm's matter opening system) to ensure compliance with Practice Direction P - Guidelines on Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Terrorist Financing
  • Conduct and review politically exposed persons ("PEP") checks of new client individuals and beneficial owners
  • Resolve sanction hits in Accelus
  • Respond to call and email inquiries from the fee earners and secretaries regarding client identification requirements, assist with inquiries referred by the Client Due Diligence (CDD) Analyst
  • Perform a risk assessment and assign a risk rating for new clients and matters in C3
  • Send a daily email showing matters cleared for AML to the Compliance Lawyer, Head of Compliance and the Regional Manager of Risk Management Services
  • Update and maintain client and internal standard forms and training material for Hong Kong and the regional offices
  • Monthly statistic reporting to the Regional Manager of Risk Management Services and Head of Compliance for the result of the AML performance

Qualifications / Person Specification

  • Degree qualified, preferably in Law with minimum 2 years' relevant experience
  • Compliance experience and good understanding of risks would be an advantage
  • Extremely detail oriented with strong analytical, communication and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Excel and MS Word a must, experience with PDF documents useful
  • High level of comfort working with a variety of IT software packages is required
  • Self-starter, ability to use initiative and provide pro-active support to all staff
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good command of spoken English; Cantonese and Mandarin advantageous


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