Accelerate Finance & Legal Recruitment - Jonas Byberg

Jonas specialises exclusively in recruiting within the Legal and the Corporate Services sector for respectable companies in the Maltese market, where he has developed and screened his own group of top talented candidates.

Jonas’s profound knowledge of the Legal and Corporate Services sector allows him to approach and offer his clients the best candidates in the market and abroad. Jonas is a trusted advisor to both his clients and candidates.

jonas.byberg@accelerate.com.mt

+356 2034 1705

Legal Recruitment and Jobs

We recruit lawyers across all industries in Malta, including legal associates in law firms and in-house legal counsels within iGaming, insurance, banking and other financial service sectors. We recruit lawyers for our clients across all career levels including graduate lawyers and lawyers who are warranted in Malta.  If you are interested in learning more about specific career opportunities or market insights, we recommend speaking with our Legal Recruitment Consultant.

Legal professionals are a necessity to every company at some point or another. Whether you are working on commercial agreements and contracts, minimising legal risks or providing general legal advice, there are opportunities for you in this market so feel free to speak with our legal recruiting experts. You may also be interested in viewing Accelerate Recruitment Legal Salary Survey.

Reach out to our specialist consultant in legal recruitment Jonas Byberg Engedal to talk about your career goals and future career opportunities. We have positions available for Junior Legal Associates to C-level executives such as Chief Legal Officer.

If you are searching for a new job opportunity, you can also check out the current legal positions we are recruiting in below.

Roles we recruit for, include Legal Associates, Legal Officers, Legal Advisors and Legal Counselors (junior to senior levels). Management roles include Legal Managers, Head of Legal and Chief Legal Officers.

 

What Key Experience is Required within Legal Roles in Malta?

Experience varies in this sector depending on what specialisation you are job searching in.

Corporate and Commercial law is generally the key experience to have as it can be applied to most industries. A background in corporate and commercial law will provide transferable skills to new industries.

Also, previous experience in other regulated industries such as iGaming, insurance and financial services is also sought after. Companies typically look for candidates that have experience within different regulations as these industries are heavily regulated. Many companies are also willing to train candidates in specific industries, but previous experience within the industry you are looking to join is preferred and you will hold an advantage.

 

What does the Career Journey look like for Legal Candidates?

Due to the demand for legal professionals and legal talent, there are excellent career progression opportunities in this sector in Malta. Depending on if you want to progress in a law firm or not, there are many career paths you can take in this market.

We also have opportunities for people with a legal background from other markets and there are jobs in areas such as compliance.

By joining a law firm in a junior or mid-level position, you can make progress within the firm. Once you progress into Senior Associate, there is also room to become a Partner and different Partner structures are depending on the firm.

By working in other industries you will often see other structures. Most companies offer opportunities to grow into managerial roles such as Legal Manager and further to Head of Legal. Depending on the size of the company, you can also take the path from Senior Legal Counsel to Head of Legal. Some companies offer progression from the Head of Legal to Legal Director or Chief Legal Officer.

There is also the possibility to make career transitions such as working in a law firm and moving in-house or opposite. The position you can move into is usually depending on the amount of knowledge you can bring into the company.

 

What are the Key Certifications for Legal Professionals in Malta?

For a lawyer to join a law firm in Malta, hiring teams will look for any new hire to have a Law Degree from the University of Malta and a warrant to practice as an advocate and work in legal services. The warrant requires Maltese language skills given that the exams and court are both conducted in Maltese. If you are a specialist lawyer in a sector and don’t require court work, a Master’s Degree in Law will also suffice.

There are also additional specialised Master’s degrees that can be taken to give you an edge in the market, for example, taking a Master focusing purely in one field of law such as a Masters’s in Corporate & Commercial Law or a Masters’s in Banking & Finance Law. All these specialised master’s programmes can be applied to relevant practice fields and students undertaking them will have many opportunities in Malta on completion.

Reach out to our legal recruiter for more information.