Legal Officer

Legal Officer
Region: Liège
Required experience: 5 years
Environment: Company
Ref: LexGO21/09
Contract: Permanent position (Full-time)

Company description

Gambit Financial Solutions is a European leading expert in Investment Advisory, Risk Management and Portfolio Optimization. It was created as a spin-off of HEC-Liège (Management School of the University of Liège). Since 2017 it is part of BNPP Paribas Group.

While keeping strong ties with HEC as the motor of its R&D efforts, Gambit has evolved into a full-fledge commercial company. It has developed an international client base and implemented its solutions in various recognized financial institutions in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland and beyond. Each of those solutions was built on strong expertise in IT and financial knowledge, and with client-centricity as a constant redline.


Job Description 

As a legal officer, you will ensure the proper compliance of our commercial transactions and acting as responsible for advising us of any relevant legal issues. You will advise our management committee, reporting directly on your progress. You will also discuss legal and contractual elements with our subsidiaries in France and Luxembourg.

As a Corporate Secretary, you will ensure that all the regulatory and statutory compliance measures are taken appropriately.  You will be the Single Point of Contact with BNPP entities for internal control and audit matters. 

You will report directly to CFO.

Tasks 

  • Support and provide legal advice to the operational staff, sales representatives, and internal management.
  • Ensure the analysis and the drafting of all legal acts related to Group's projects (service contracts, purchase and sales contracts, management mandate, confidentiality agreement, etc.) in support of the operational teams.
  • Be in charge of the legal/regulatory watch of national and international law in matters of financial institutions (for our subsidiary Birdee) and its solutions (for Gambit) with the help of the BNP legal team
  • Guarantee the correct application by Gambit of the various administrative, risk management, regulatory compliance, etc rules and directives set by the BNP Paribas Group
  • Act as Single Point of Contact for BNPP AM and Group internal control and audit functions
  • Follow the relationship with external and BNPP Group legal divisions for the development of legal notes, possible pre-litigation, or litigation.
  • Ensure proper dialogue with our board of directors, and adequate preparation and follow-ups of the board of directors’ decisions
  • Act as secretary to the Board of Directors, including agenda, minutes taking, send-outs, etc
  • Liaise with lawyers, tax advisers and shareholders on board governance issues
  • Help compliance officer to ensure compliance obligations under relevant laws and the requirements of regulatory authorities are met 

Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Law or equivalent
  • You have a solid background in Luxembourg and Belgium Law. This coupled with business and / or digital knowledge that allows you to be comfortable in a fintech environment where commercial, financial and marketing issues are numerous.
  • Experience required of minimum 5 years

Hard Skills

  • Analytical, problem solving skills
  • Management and organizational skills
  • IT familiarity
  • Discretion with confidential information
  • An understanding of the legal system as it affects business
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

Soft Skills

  • You are creative, empathetic and you don’t hesitate to seek information to make informed decisions.
  • You are proactive, working well at the service of operational teams and their business challenges
  • You think out-of-box, are solution-minded, autonomous and flexible. 
  • You are interested in the evolution of legal and compliance requirements in the digital world, and you love to use new technologies
  • You think big, you have an abnormally high standards, an ultra-fast capacity to get work done, strong resilience, and a VERY strong sense of team spirit (an ability to communicate with compliance, operations teams, business development)
  • Open to travel frequently to Luxembourg and Paris

Communication

  • Fluent in FR and EN 
  • Good communication skills written and oral

Offering

  • Working in an inspiring Fintech spirit: A dedicated team awaits you to join them in challenging the established rules and creating a new financial environment that would be simpler and more transparent for everybody.
  • Fast personal developments: As a Fintech, everybody on board has a crucial role to play and will be quickly granted with responsibilities. This is a great opportunity for you to challenge your skills and talents without having to wait several years to get to a position with decisional power.
  • A people-oriented culture: At Gambit, we will not ask you to wear a tie nor grey suits. If you want to listen to music, it’s fine! We will just ask you to be passionate about your job, and to love sharing your expertise. In addition, when things get a bit heated, enjoy our Fridays’ Happy Hours with a foosball and great (Belgian!) beers. Contact us at: 


Contact us by phone (+32 4 279 88 00) or directly via the apply button.

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