Legal & Compliance Officer - Brussel

Region: Brussels
Function: Compliance
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Banking & Finance
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Temporary contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/2736/20

Legal & Compliance Officer with minimum 3 to 6 years of experience in financial services. A first experience in compliance in the Luxembourg (AIFM) fund industry is considered a strong asset.You are fluent in English.

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Our client, Astanor, is an impact Venture Capital firm investing in disruptive, technology-led food and agriculture businesses – driving long-term impact across the food and agriculture sector.

Astanor’s multi-disciplinary investment and support team has deep sector, investment and portfolio-building experience. Collectively, this team brings decades of venture, private equity and operational experience to the firm.

To support their sustainable and strong growth Astanor is looking for a Legal & Compliance Officer, based in Brussels.

The Legal & Compliance Officer will have the opportunity to develop the new role, support the operations and train the team members.

She/he will have a thorough understanding of the requirements of the Luxembourg-based fund industry and will act as the gate keeper for the entire team.

The Legal & Compliance Officer will be managing the full regulatory reporting cycle and be the main point of contact with external parties such as the fund administrator, AIFM, and regulators.

She/he will be a critical part of the operational team and will work closely with the Finance Director and Operating Partner out of the firm’s Brussels office.

Your main responsibilities :

  • Secure full compliance with relevant regulations
  • Set up a control framework to conduct periodic compliance reviews on specific areas of the business, such as client KYC and policy revisions
  • Regulatory reporting to Belgian, Luxembourg and Swiss regulators
  • Perform AML controls on investments and support on-boarding process of new investors
  • Follow up on relevant new regulations
  • Manage the day-to-day relationship with the regulators, fund administrator and the fund AIFM
  • Provide team members AML training applicable in their day-to-day work
  • Review and process NDAs, Term Sheets, and transaction documents
  • Ad-hoc assignments.
  • You obtained a Master in Law
  • You have minimum 3 to 6 years of experience in financial services
  • You already have a first experience in compliance in the Luxembourg (AIFM) fund industry
  • You are fluent in English – both orally and in writing; knowledge of French and/or Dutch is desired
  • You are able to work effectively with people at all levels; you have clear communication skills
  • You pay attention to details, you are discrete and flexible, and have good time management skills
  • You have a sense of initiative & are self-motivated.

Our client offers you:

  • The opportunity to join a unique young and international team in a fast-growing company
  • The advantage of a small organization fostering a collaborative, dynamic and international environment
  • Contributing to challenging work assignments
  • Opportunity to develop the new role
  • Possibilities for developing your expertise, including professional training
  • A modern work environment in Brussels
  • A competitive and attractive compensation package.


Contact Laetitia Christiaens via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/LAW/2736/20).

Phone: +32 (0)2 290 23 54
Mobile: +32 (0)478 33 97 18
Ref: VL/LAW/2736/20

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