Financial Market Lawyer - m/v/x

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Banking & Finance
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: Job ID 1255619

Legal CIB is looking for a lawyer working in the area of Legal CIB Global Markets Derivatives (starting date: as soon as possible).

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The Legal Department of BNP Paribas Fortis is composed of approx. 80 persons amongst which approx. 25 support the bank's Corporate & Institutional Banking operations in Belgium and elsewhere in Europe (Legal CIB).

Legal CIB is looking for 1 lawyer working in the area of Legal CIB Global Markets Derivatives (starting date: as soon as possible).

Legal CIB Global Markets Derivatives

The legal team "CIB Global Markets Derivatives" focus mainly on all legal advisory support and on documentation matters relating to the sale of derivatives, repo and securities lending products, follow up the legal/regulatory/business initiatives in this context, provide general legal assistance to the Global Markets Business and other Global Markets Support functions and provide training relating to the above matters.

The position will involve advising and supporting the CIB Global Markets Derivatives business on the compliance with laws and regulation and on the legal execution of their transactions. You will be exposed to a wide variety of fixed income documentation, which, although primarily involving Master Agreements (ISDA/CSA, EMA) and related documentation (novation agreements, confirmations, confidentiality agreements, legal opinions), will also include repurchase and stock lending agreements. 

The successful candidate will be able to lead negotiations with external clients such as corporates, banks, insurance companies, public entities in the context of derivatives and will be responsible for advising/guiding the business on these matters. The candidate will need to demonstrate drafting, negotiating and advisory skills.

The candidate will need to closely follow up new legal/regulatory and market practice developments that impact this business and provide legal advice accordingly. You will be in contact with external law firms and the relevant banking, professional and regulatory organizations on Belgian and European level.

You will also be involved in information providing and training programs to the business.

The successful candidate is a qualified lawyer replying to the following:

  • Master Degree in Law.
  • Previous experience in financial law matters would be a plus.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in Dutch, French and English.
  • Legal analytic skills. Ability to analyze legal issues quickly and to provide comprehensive solutions.
  • Attention for Legal risks.
  • Strong organizational and negotiation skills.
  • Able to work independently and accurately with attention to detail.
  • A team-player who is willing to share know-how and to cooperate with the other lawyers within the BNP Paribas Group world-wide.
  • Ability to manage several tasks whilst working under pressure.
  • Flexible.

A variety of transactional and advisory work within a dynamic legal and regulatory context.

An interesting job environment within the Legal Department, with internal mobility opportunities at a later stage.

Multiple contacts with business colleagues.

Tempted by the challenge?

Passionate about this role? Do not hesitate to apply online: we'd love to hear from you!

In a changing world, diversity and inclusion are core values. At BNP Paribas Fortis, we want to attract and retain women and men of all ages, from all backgrounds, each with her or his own experience. We truly believe that diversity increases performance and creativity. All our offers for full-time positions are also available for 90% or 80% full-time equivalent.


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