Legal Counsel - Brussels
15/06/2021

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Banking & Finance
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/2926/21

Master in Law with 5 to 7 years of experience in professional experience in an international law firm, a large multinational company, an impact investment or development finance institution (or mix of these).Experience in financing deals and documentation, and equity transaction experience. Excellent level of French and English is required.

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EDFI Management Company (EDFI MC) is a management company with a public mission to support market development in low- and middle-income countries and to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. EDFI MC manages delegated funding from the EU through various blending instruments. The company delivers development finance solutions that enable European Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and private sector investors to increase the scale and impact of their work by investing more and in higher risk opportunities than would otherwise be possible.

EDFI MC was established in 2016 by the 15 European DFIs as a full subsidiary of the EDFI Association based in Brussels. The company is a dynamic organisation that is continuing to develop its product offering and building its internal capacities to successfully execute on its mission.  It is currently mandated to run several financing instruments and facilities: ElectriFI, AgriFI, the T&C guarantee, ICCF, EFP and two upcoming EFSD guarantees

EDFI MC is looking strengthen the legal team by hiring a Legal Counsel, providing legal support to the legal team and reporting directly to the General Counsel.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic advisory on all legal matters including any deal structuring and contracting and if need be, liaise with the relevant external legal expert(s) in order to obtain proper legal support.
  • Guiding from a legal point of view on new and existing projects from the structuring phase to their implementation.
  • Assist in the implementation and regular upkeep of rules and regulations required for a company compliance function to prevent risks of non-compliance.
  • Assisting with the company’s corporate governance and housekeeping (Board meetings preparation, notification, order of business, reports, company status, changes within the Board, etc.).

Qualifications and experience:

  • Master’s degree in law
  • Bilingual French and English is mandatory
  • 5 to 7 years of professional experience in an international law firm, a large multinational company, an impact investment or development finance institution (or mix of these)
  • Experience in financing deals and documentation, and equity transaction experience is an asset
  • Experience in compliance or willingness to learn
  • Experience in energy or agricultural sector is an asset

Competencies and skills:

  • Pro-active, pragmatic and solution oriented
  • Strong client relationship, communication, and project management skills
  • Flexible and able to anticipate and quick to adapt to a fast-growing, fast-evolving and challenging environment
  • Works well under pressure
  • A dynamic and international environment in collaboration with passionate people.
  • An impactful work in direct contact with entrepreneurs and developing countries institutions.
  • A full-time employment contract with EDFI MC based in Brussels.
  • Compensation in line with bilateral development finance institutions.

Interested?

Contact Isabelle Kamp via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/LAW/2926/21).

E-mail: [email protected]
Ref: VL/LAW/2926/21
URL: http://www.vialegis.be

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