Mayer Brown

Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Reviewer / Compliance Analyst

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(6/2/2022 12:26 AM)
# 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 27 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.


  • Conducting client due diligence research in accordance with the relevant AML regulations to facilitate the identification and verification of new clients and matter due diligence requirements
  • 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 and Terrorist Financing
  • Liaising with stakeholders when further documentation or information is required to complete the AML process
  • Conduct and review politically exposed persons ("PEP") checks of new client individuals and beneficial owners
  • Completing, reviewing and analysing sanctions, adverse media and screening search results.
  • Refreshing client due diligence documentation regularly
  • Provide support to the fee earners and secretaries regarding client identification requirements, CDD documents and business intake related queries.
  • Escalating as appropriate new clients and/or matters for further review by a risk management lawyer.
  • Provide support and assistance to the Compliance Lawyer, Head of Compliance and the Regional Head of Risk Management Services
  • Liaising with Risk Management Services and partner approvers to manage the business intake process.
  • Reviewing the content of matter opening and other business intake documentation for accuracy
  • Perform a risk assessment and assign a risk rating for new clients and matters in C3
  • Maintain and update daily and/or monthly report as directed

Qualifications / Person Specification

  • Degree qualified, preferably in Law degree with minimum 3 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
  • Ability to work efficiently and support the team


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