Legal Counsel Regulatory & Litigation

Legal Counsel Regulatory & Litigation
Region: Brussels
Required experience: 5 years
Environment: Company
Ref: LexGO1305
Contract: Permanent position (Full-time)

Company description

Euroclear is a global and trusted provider of financial market infrastructure (FMI) services. At the core, Euroclear provides settlement, safe-keeping and servicing of domestic and cross-border securities, from bonds, equities and derivatives to investment funds. Euroclear connects over 2,000 financial institutions across the globe. As an open and resilient infrastructure, Euroclear contributes to the stability of the financial markets. They help clients cut through complexity, lower costs, and mitigate risks of financial transactions. At Euroclear, they have the clear ambition to use their key role to facilitate and accelerate a sustainable global financial system.  

Euroclear is a people-oriented organisation with a renowned reputation in the global markets. With over 4,000 people based around the world, Euroclear has a culture of high performance and continuous development where every employee can grow and thrive.

To deliver on its ambitions and current growth Euroclear is currently looking for a Legal Counsel Regulatory & Litigation to join its legal team!


As a member of the Legal Division of the Euroclear Group holding company and in particular as a member of the Legal Compliance team, you will provide legal support to Euroclear. 

Your main responsibilities will be to provide legal advice and support on a wide range of matters, including:

  • in regards to corporate & regulatory matters (regulatory analysis in particular in regards to corporate governance, AML, UN/EU/OFAC sanction programs and embargoes etc.), that impact and relate to settlement services. 

Having experience in a post-trade environment is a plus.

  • disputes, (potential) claims and litigation, investigations and regulatory issues. You will manage and participate to all phases of the case, from initial case assessment, investigation, and gathering of documentation to drafting responses to queries, reviewing draft pleadings, following up court cases, reviewing possibilities of settlement. While doing so you will closely collaborate with business clients, risk colleagues, other lawyers and external counsel. 

A good knowledge of the financial industry is a must.    

You will join a dynamic team of lawyers with a great team spirit willing to work in a good atmosphere where you will feel valued.


As a regulatory lawyer your tasks will include:

  • advise (internal) clients and management on the legal framework; 
  • prepare regulatory impact analysis on practical use cases;
  • documenting the services offered by Euroclear vis-à-vis clients, counterparts, service providers, other Euroclear group entities; 
  • cooperating with the lawyers of the Legal Division within all entities of the Euroclear Group
  • close cooperation with internal business teams from corporate secretariat, compliance, product management, operations, etc. 

As litigation lawyer, your tasks will include: 

  • Assisting the business in pre-litigation phase: advise and assist in the identification, escalation and resolution of potential conflicts, claims and reputational issues.
  • Assisting with drafting answers to queries / claims, determining potential liability, advising on mitigating actions, advising (internal) clients and management on the legal merits; 
  • Co-ordinating the fact finding, gathering of relevant documentation and ensuring follow up with outside counsel;
  • Reviewing draft pleadings and summons, following up on court cases with outside counsel
  • Reporting to senior management on legal risks presented by investigations and issues and advising on an appropriate strategy
  • Closely managing and supervising outside counsel on all aspects, ranging from legal strategy to budget
  • cooperating with the lawyers of the Legal Division within all entities of the Euroclear Group

Technical skills

We are looking for a Belgian qualified lawyer: 

  • with +/- 5 years of relevant experience preferably in a law firm (specialized in the financial sector) or as in-house counsel of a bank, broker or other financial institution; 
  • significant experience in managing internal investigations
  • significant experience in managing regulatory enforcement matters
  • experience in managing complex litigation matters is a plus
  • good knowledge of Belgian law and market practices in the financial world
  • fluent in English and Dutch or French or German

Soft skills

  • strong communication and analytical skills
  • excellent interpersonal skills in order to effectively interact with business partners, risk partners, outside counsel
  • ability to integrate in a team - you are a team player
  • detailed-oriented and analytic
  • pragmatic, risk aware and capable to take initiatives 
  • flexible and proactive
  • able to deliver high quality support consistent across jurisdictions, in a timely, pragmatic, cost efficient and effective fashion, and to build a solid understanding of the business of the Euroclear Group.

This role is part of the Expert / Advisory career orientation.

Euroclear recruits people from all walks of life. Our 3,500 employees represent 89 nationalities, of which over 50% are women. We are deeply convinced that diversity of talents, backgrounds and opinions is a key to success, by fostering engagement, energy and innovation. We are committed to promoting diversity within the organization, as well as an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves, feels valued and respected, regardless of their background.


Contact Tina De Maere of Limine for more information via the Apply button, or call +32 483 667 014.

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