Compliance & Risk Manager

Region: Brussels
Function: Compliance
Environnement: Law Firm
Legal subjects: Criminal, Financial regulatory, Data protection & privacy
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract

As a Risk & Compliance Manager you will be responsible for implementing the global risk policies and monitoring specific Belgian risks, related policies and processes. You will be e part of the Belgian Management team.

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Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. Its lawyers are leaders in their field – and the same goes for its support teams. Ambitious, driven and open to fresh perspectives, they find innovative new ways to deliver their services and maintain their reputation for excellence, in all that they do.

The nature of law is changing and with that change brings unique opportunities. With its collaborative working culture, flexibility, and a commitment to progress, Allen & Overy gives its people the opportunity to build rewarding careers. By joining its global team, you are supported by colleagues from around the world. If you’re ready for a new challenge, it’s time to seize the opportunity.

As a Risk & Compliance Manager you will:

  • Report to the Managing Partner of A&O Belgium and the Belgian Risk Partners;
  • Be part of the Global Risk Management team;
  • Be part of the Belgian Management team.

The Belgian Risk & Compliance Manager is responsible for:

  • Implementing the global risk policies and monitoring specific Belgian risks, related policies and processes;
  • Claims management, with interaction with Allen & Overy global risk management team, brokers and insurers;
  • Assisting the Belgian Risk Partners with risk management matters;
  • Following up and monitoring of applicable Belgian legal and regulatory (including ethical) rules;
  • Drafting and updating the Belgian Risk Register and policies;
  • Management of the templates of Belgian engagement letters and assisting with Belgian law queries and matters relating to engagement letters;
  • Assisting in the regular completion and maintenance of the Belgian Risk Register;
  • Reporting on annual compliance;
  • Providing training sessions to the partners, lawyers and staff related to risk management and compliance;
  • Working with the Global Risk & Compliance Team on international projects (e.g. in relation to anti-money laundering and engagement terms) and surveys, and providing Belgian input into such projects and surveys;
  • Assisting the Global Risk & Compliance Team with their queries relating to Belgian legal and regulatory (including ethical) rules and helping to ensure that Global Policies are up to date from a Belgian legal and regulatory (including ethical) perspective.

  • You obtained a Belgian Master in Law and you have gained at least 5 years of experience in Risk Management and Claims Management;
  • You preferably have acquired experience in an international and challenging environment dealing with topics such as AML, KYC, GDPR, White collar crime, etc;
  • You have an excellent command of Dutch, French and English, both written and spoken;
  • You have strong communication skills, demonstrating a clear and articulate standard of written and verbal communication in a complex environment;
  • You are a creative and flexible person, you have an entrepreneurial spirit
  • You have strong interpersonal/networking skills, with the ability to maintain a variety of relationships with multiple stakeholders;
  • You are self-motivated, well-organised, and able to perform tasks independently;
  • You have a great sense of organization and planning, are process driven and attentive to details.

  • A dynamic and challenging environment with a large international dimension;
  • An exceptional opportunity to shape the Belgian compliance and risk management of a top tier international law firm;
  • A unique culture, which combines high-quality client service with a real focus on people and teamwork;
  • An intellectually stimulating job with a lot of variety, autonomy and responsibility;
  • A competitive and attractive remuneration.


Apply immediately with the Apply Button or contact Kathleen Peirsman for more information.

Contact Kathleen by mail: or call +32 473 49 71 80.

When you apply, we will keep your CV and other personal data you give us in our database in accordance with our privacy notice.

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