Legal expert

Legal expert
Region: Luxembourg
Required experience: None
Environment: Company
Contract: Permanent position (Full-time)

Company description

Our ambition is to ensure the stability of the Luxembourg financial sector, to protect financial consumers and to promote a financial market which is fair, transparent and safe. The Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) acts exclusively in the public interest and all of our employees contribute to maintaining the safeness and soundness of the financial industry, one of the main drivers of the Luxembourg economy.

Beyond the national scope, the CSSF is also characterized by a strong European and international exposure. Our employees participate in international working groups and collaborate with other European authorities with the aim of promoting a stable financial industry on a European and international level.


You will be part of a specialized team in charge of carrying out varied and often complex assignments in the fields of anti-money laundering and fighting the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) as well as financial sanctions.

The tasks you will be entrusted with concern all of the legal Department’s AML/CFT/financial sanctions responsibilities, in particular the AML/CFT professional obligations of the entities supervised by the CSSF, the regulations and guidance relating thereto, the drafting thereof, issues relating to AML/CFT risk management by the supervised entities, the CSSF’s risk-based approach to AML/CFT supervision, the CSSF’s mission to cooperate and exchange information with other AML/CFT competent authorities at national and international level, as well as the CSSF’s representation in international organizations or national bodies.

You will work as part of a team within Division 2, including in cooperation with the AML/CFT supervisory departments of the CSSF, or in contact with other competent authorities. You will ensure, through analysis, reflection and drafting, the resolution of AML/CFT legal and compliance issues submitted to the Department.

Role & responsibilities

  • Handle AML/CFT legal and Compliance issues that arise in the context of the relevant national and international regulations, the effective implementation of these regulations by supervised entities and the related supervision by the CSSF
  • Participate, where applicable, in meetings or working groups, both internally within the CSSF and at a national and international level

Your profile

  • Four- or five-year Master degree in law
  • Holding the Certificat de formation complémentaire en droit luxembourgeois (CCDL) will be considered as an advantage
  • Professional experience in AML/CFT (Compliance Officer for example) within a supervised entity or within an audit firm / law firm will be considered as a major asset
  • Good knowledge of the regulatory framework and a confirmed interest for the fight against financial crime
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and French and good writing skills. Knowledge of German and Luxembourgish will be considered as an advantage
  • Good synthesis skills, rigorous work and ability to deal with complex issues effectively and in depth, with a strong sense of precision
  • Willingness and ability to carry out analysis and studies, particularly in the field of AML/CFT, and to propose solutions
  • Sense of responsibility and ability to take responsibility for larger and more complex projects
  • Very good work organisation
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • A sense of balance and proportionality
  • Adaptability and good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work at a fast pace and to meet deadlines
  • Availability for regular missions/meetings abroad

The successful candidate (m/f) will be hired as public employee (“employé de l’Etat”) under a permanent contract. If the candidate meets the required conditions, s/he will be asked to apply for admission to the status of civil servant (“fonctionnaire de l’Etat”).

Prior to the conclusion of the contract, the candidate must submit an extract from the criminal record (bulletin n°3), dated less than 2 months, in order to prove their conduct and integrity.

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