Belgian-qualified Banking and Finance Lawyer - EIB - Luxembourg
29/07/2021

Region: Luxembourg (country)
Function: In-House
Environnement: Public sector
Legal subjects: Banking & Finance
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Temporary contract
Your ref.: Job ID 107514

The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking to recruit for its Legal Directorate (JU) - Legal Department, Operations 2 (OPS 2) - Western Europe Division (WE) at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a Belgian-qualified Banking and Finance Lawyer. This is a full time temporary position at grade 4/5.  The term of this contract will be 1 year; as this is a temporary replacement assignment, no extension or conversion of the contract is foreseen. Panel interviews are anticipated for November 2021. 

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The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking to recruit for its Legal Directorate (JU) - Legal Department, Operations 2 (OPS 2) – Western Europe Division (WE) at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a Belgian-qualified Banking and Finance Lawyer.

The Western Europe Division (WE) deals with the legal documentation and legal issues for projects in the following countries: France, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. The lawyer will assist the Head of Division and Head of Department, together with other legal advisers, in providing legal support to the operational directorates, carrying out work related to all tasks within the remit of the division.

This is a full time temporary position at grade 4/5.

The term of this contract will be 1 year; as this is a temporary replacement assignment, no extension or conversion of the contract is foreseen.

Panel interviews are anticipated for November 2021.

As Banking and Finance Lawyer, (internally referred as (Associate) Officer Legal Services) you will act under the general authority of the Head of Division, in cooperation with the other colleagues of the Division and in accordance with the priorities established by the Head of Division.

The post may involve a certain amount of travel for negotiations and signatures of legal documentation and contracts.

Accountabilities

You will carry out work related to all of the Division's responsibilities and work independently on lending and financing operations. You will draw up, as necessary, reports on completed transactions and prepare your own proposals when consulted on fundamental or unusual issues.

You will:

  • Draft and negotiate legal documentation for lending and financing operations for:
    • projects in the aforementioned countries, with focus on Belgian operations, notably bilateral loans with banking counterparts, public entities and major corporates
    • PPP/ project finance operations, with the assistance from external legal counsels
    • structured finance operations, including ABS and covered bond type operations
    • other forms of financing, including risk – sharing structures, on funded and unfunded basis,

This includes: advising on structuring, drafting of documents, legal advisory support, conclusion of contracts, completion of all related legal formalities, and legal monitoring (including loan restructuring and other post-signature events)

  • Manage contacts and negotiations
  • Prepare terms of reference for external counsel and other consultants, liaise and supervise their work, whenever necessary
  • Complete the administrative formalities vis-à-vis clients
  • Undertake research and conduct legal studies on issues of law arising in connection with EIB's operations and in the context of developing new financial instruments
  • Develop and maintain relationships within EIB and represent EIB externally
  • University degree in law, preferably at Master level and qualified in Belgian law  or French law or Luxembourgish law
  • Qualification or professional experience in both Common Law and Civil Law will be an advantage
  • Significant experience in the drafting and negotiation of finance documentation in English and French (*)
  • Solid experience of bank lending and finance, project finance or PPP transactions and/or experience in public administrative law would be an advantage
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience relevant for the job, in the field of bank lending and/or project finance, acquired with a law firm of international repute or the in-house legal department of a financial institution
  • Very good knowledge of standard computer tools
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and French is required. Additional language of Dutch is preferred

Competencies

Find out more about EIB core competencies here

(*) There may be certain flexibility on this requirement, but limited to particularly suitable candidates who may not yet be proficient in French. If selected, such candidates will be hired on the condition that they build up rapidly knowledge of French and accept that their future career in the EIB may be subject to the attainment of sufficient proficiency in both of the Bank's working languages

We are an equal opportunity employer, who believes that diversity is good for our people and our business.  As such, we promote the inclusion of suitably qualified and experienced staff without regard to their gender, age, racial or ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation/identity, or disability (**).

By applying for this position you acknowledge the importance of maintaining the security and integrity of the Information of the EIB Group. In case of selection for the position you agree to comply with all measures (policies, controls, document classification and management) implemented by the EIB Group to prevent unauthorized disclosure of any information or any damage to the EIB Group reputation.

Deadline for applications: 17th September 2021

(**).  We particularly welcome applications from women and persons with disabilities.

Interested?

Apply online.

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