Legal Counsel (Policy Expert) - Brussels

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environment: Public sector
Legal subjects: Banking & Finance
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: LexGO19/07

For our client, the National Bank of Belgium, we are looking for a Legal Counsel with a first relevant professional experience. Dutch or French native speaker, with at least passive knowledge of the other language and excellent command of English

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The National Bank of Belgium (NBB) is Belgium's central bank since 1850. It contributes to a stable and sustainable economic and financial environment by ensuring the stability of the prices and the financial system, by guaranteeing the security of banknotes and the efficiency of payment systems, and by providing data and analysis. The NBB also plays an active role in defining and implementing the monetary policy of the Eurosystem, in cooperation with the European Central Bank (ECB) and the central banks of the other euro zone countries, in order to maintain price stability in the euro zone.

The NBB's Department of Prudential Supervision of Banks and Listed Companies supervises more than 100 credit institutions and listed companies of various sizes, activities and risk profiles, and ensures that the individual institutions organise their activities safely and in compliance with regulations.

As a Legal Counsel, you will mainly deal with a number of supervisory issues with legal dimension in a transversal manner (crypto-assets, blockchain, ...). You will also be assigned responsibilities relating to one or more institutions within a multidisciplinary and international supervisory team, when supervision is carried out in cooperation with the European Central Bank (ECB) in the framework of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM).

  • You hold a Master’s degree in law
  • You have a first relevant professional experience
  • Fintech interests you and you (preferably) have a good knowledge of the financial sector and its regulations (PSD2, ...)
  • You are able to work independently but also in a team
  • You can analyse complex issues and present them clearly
  • You have good synthesis skills and are persuasive
  • You are Dutch or French speaking and have at least a passive knowledge of the other national language. You also have an excellent command of English, making you efficient in an international context
  • A very varied position serving the public interest and offering high-level contacts
  • A pleasant and collegial working atmosphere in an institution that invests in its employees and values their well-being
  • Many training and career development opportunities
  • A well-designed workplace with relaxation areas and optimal ergonomics
  • Offices easily accessible by public transport, with private parking and secure bicycle storage
  • A good work-life balance with up to 50% remote working possibilities
  • An attractive salary package with many fringe benefits


Contact Timothy Theunis: [email protected]

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