Legal Advisor - Regulatory Affairs

Legal Advisor - Regulatory Affairs
Region: Brussels
Required experience: 3 years
Environment: Notary public, Consultancy
Ref: LexGO1701
Contract: Permanent position (Full-time)

Company description

The International Council of the Belgian Notariat (CINB-IRBN) was founded in 2002 by the Federation of Notaries (FEDNOT) and the National Chamber of Notaries (CNK). CINB-IRBN contributes to the promotion and defends the interests of the civil law notary profession towards European and International Institutions. 

CINB-IRBN is a relatively small organization with a dynamic, open, multilingual and collaborative culture. The offices of CINB-IRBN are based in the ‘House of Notaries’ in the centre of Brussels, close to the central station and Grand Place.

The Legal Advisor Regulatory Affairs supports the well-functioning of the civil law notary profession in Europe and will defend the interests of the Belgian notary in particular at European and international level. For this purpose the advisor follows up on specific regulatory and legal files and analyses the impact on the civil law notary profession. The Legal Advisor Regulatory Affairs informs the relevant stakeholders on a regular basis on the evolution and outcome of these files and gives advice on the strategy to be followed. 

What does your job entail:

  • Gather and analyse regulatory and strategic information with regard to European and international legislative/regulatory files, mainly concerning data governance, information technology, consumer and contract law
  • Interact with federations of notaries in various countries (national, European and international) that work on matters related to these legal domains
  • Prepare meetings with, and intervene during meetings organised by the relevant units of the European Institutions and foreign notarial institutions to defend the interest of the Belgian civil law notary profession
  • Participate in seminars and other events and projects in Belgium and abroad (within the European Union) related to these issues, , including steering committees of European co-financing projects in cooperation with other notarial institutions
  • Communicate about the progress of the files and projects to the Belgian notaries, i.e. through articles in professional magazines, presentations during events and meetings,….

What we expect:

  • Excellent performance in a multilingual working environment and open to occasional travels abroad;
  • Good communication skills and active participation in meetings; 
  • A master degree in Law from a Belgian university and an additional Master degree in European Law;    
  • 3 to 5 years of work experience in a legal function;  
  • Experience in European and Belgian data governance, information technology, consumer and contract law, a background in competition law is a clear asset;
  • French-speaking with a very good knowledge of Dutch and English (both spoken and written). Knowledge of any other European languages is an asset; 
  • Confidence with MS Office.

Interested? Please apply as soon as possible and no later than 17 March 2023.

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