Legal Associate - Brussels
22/11/2021

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Banking & Finance
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/3082/21-LexGO

You are a European qualified lawyer with minimum 3 years of relevant experience in the capital market or similar relevant experience preferably gained in the in-house legal division of a bank, financial market infrastructure or other financial institution or in a law firm.You will provide legal support to Euroclear Bank as a member of the Banking and Collateral Management Legal Team. You are fluent in English, and in French or Dutch or German.

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Our client, Euroclear, is a user owned and governed Belgium based financial services company that specializes in the settlement of securities transactions as well as the safekeeping and asset servicing of these securities. 

Euroclear settles domestic and international securities transactions, covering bonds, equities, derivatives and investment funds. Euroclear provides securities services to financial institutions located in more than 90 countries.

In addition to its role as an International Central Securities Depository (ICSD), Euroclear also acts as the Central Securities Depository (CSD) for Belgian, Dutch, Finnish, French, Irish, Swedish and UK securities. Euroclear is the largest international central securities depository in the world.

The Banking and Collateral Management Legal team of Euroclear Bank is currently looking for a Legal Associate. 

You will join a dynamic team of banking lawyers with a great team spirit willing to work in a good atmosphere.

As a member of the Banking & Collateral Management legal team of Euroclear Bank, your main responsibilities and tasks will include: 

  • handling legal issues related to the operations of and services provided by Euroclear Bank, focusing on banking and finance matters as well as Euroclear Bank collateral management services. You will mainly support Euroclear Bank credit, treasury and collateral management departments and also have the opportunity to participate in certain Euroclear group projects (projects are internationally orientated and can relate to liquidity and credit management, collateral management, debt issuance, new banking products etc.).
  • advising (internal) clients and management on the legal framework (focusing on banking and finance regulations) in and outside Europe; ?
  • drafting and negotiating contracts with counterparts and clients (credit documentation, GMRA, ISDA, collateral management contracts, pledge agreements etc.); ?
  • documenting the services offered by Euroclear Bank (collateral management, securities lending and borrowing etc.); ?
  • providing assistance and legal support for new services of Euroclear Bank and new projects of the Euroclear group; ?
  • cooperating with the lawyers of the Legal Division within all entities of the Euroclear Group; ?
  • participating in the legal training (risk awareness) of relevant staff/departments.
  • You have a European Law Degree; 

  • You have minimum 3 years of relevant experience in the capital market or similar relevant experience preferably gained in the in-house legal division of a bank, financial market infrastructure or other financial institution or in a law firm;

  • You have an excellent knowledge of market practices in the financial world;

  • You are fluent in English, and in French or Dutch or German;

  • You have excellent drafting and communication skills in English and are able to integrate in a team; 

  • You are detailed-oriented, analytic, pragmatic, risk aware and capable to take initiatives;

  • You are able to deliver high quality support consistent across jurisdictions, in a timely, cost efficient and effective way, and to build a solid understanding of the business of the Euroclear Group.

You will have the opportunity to work in a highly professional and at the same time people oriented and motivating working environment.

The content of your work will be varied and challenging.

You will be offered a remuneration package in line with your competencies and experiences, including fringe benefits.

Our client, Euroclear, recruits people from all walks of life. Their 3,500 employees represent 89 nationalities, of which over 50% are women. They are deeply convinced that diversity of talents, backgrounds and opinions is a key to success, by fostering engagement, energy and innovation. They are committed to promoting diversity within the organisation, as well as an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves, feels valued and respected, regardless of their background.

You will have the opportunity to work in a highly professional and at the same time people oriented and motivating working environment.

The content of your work will be varied and challenging.

You will be offered a remuneration package in line with your competencies and experiences, including fringe benefits.

Our client, Euroclear, recruits people from all walks of life. Their 3,500 employees represent 89 nationalities, of which over 50% are women. They are deeply convinced that diversity of talents, backgrounds and opinions is a key to success, by fostering engagement, energy and innovation. They are committed to promoting diversity within the organisation, as well as an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves, feels valued and respected, regardless of their background.

Interested?

Contact Laetitia Christiaens via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/LAW/3082/21-LexGO).

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +32 (0)2 290 23 54
Mobile: +32 (0)478 33 97 18
Ref: VL/LAW/3082/21-LexGO
URL: http://www.vialegis.be

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