Legal Counsel Capital Markets - Brussel

Regio: Brussel
Functie: Jurist(e)
Type werkgever: Onderneming
Materie: Bank- en financieel recht
Type job: Voltijds
Contract Type: Contract onbepaalde duur
Te gebruiken referentie: VL/LAW/3202/22-LexGO

Dynamic young legal counsel with a first professional experience or young graduate with high potential and with interest in the banking and capital markets area. You are fluent in English and also in Dutch and/or French.

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Our client, BNP Paribas Fortis, is the no. 1 bank in Belgium with approx. 11,000 employees, and offers a comprehensive package of financial services to private individuals, self-employed, professional clients, and SMEs.       

The Bank also provides high net worth individuals, corporates, public and financial institutions with customised solutions, for which it is able to draw on the know-how and international network of its mother company, BNP Paribas.

Within Legal, the Legal Capital Markets team (Legal CM) provides legal transactional and advisory services to the corporate & institutional clients’ business teams in relation to derivatives (standardised Master Agreements and bespoke transactions), securities (stand-alone and syndicated issues of various types of bonds, both plain vanilla and structured), commercial paper, securitisation, assets & liabilities management, securities financing and equity transactions. 

It works closely with the Legal Invest team in charge of retail and private banking activities, as well as with other internal support and control functions (Compliance, Tax, Risk). It also provides support and collaborates with other entities within the BNP Paribas Group via the legal derivatives and securities platforms set up at Group level.

The Legal Department of BNP Paribas Fortis (that is composed of approx. 70 persons) is now looking for a lawyer having an experience in banking and financial law in relation to corporate and institutional clients,  ideally in the capital markets area.

As Legal Counsel in the Legal Capital Markets Team (Legal CM), you will:

  • be in charge of drafting legal documentation, advising and accompanying the Derivatives, Debt Markets (vanilla or structured notes), Syndication, Commercial Paper, Securitisation, Assets & Liabilities Management (ALM), Global Equities & Commodity Derivatives (GECD), and Equity Capital Markets (ECM) businesses in the execution of their transactions. It implies being involved from a project's inception to completion.
  • prepare, review and negotiate all legal documentation in relation to derivatives and securities issues (master agreements, various types of contracts linked to diverse capital markets transactions, prospectus, marketing communications, term sheets, mandate letters, legal opinions, commitments of the Bank, …).
  • coordinate and negotiate with clients/issuers and banks, as well as with external lawyers, auditors, trustees, asset managers, paying agents, local and foreign public authorities and other stake holders in order to validate, formalise and execute legal documentation and transactions.
  • closely follow up, and provide legal advice, on legislative, regulatory and market practice developments that impact the business activities. You’ll take care of the follow up and implementation of capital markets regulation and you’ll share legal developments with colleagues within the Legal Department and with the relevant business stakeholders. You will work closely with the banking and other relevant professional associations (Febelfin, Belsipa, ISDA, ICMA…). You will be involved in European and Belgian legal consultations, together with the Business and the relevant BNP Paribas (Fortis) working groups (industry lobbying).
  • You have a Master degree in Law, a specialisation in banking and finance law is considered a plus
  • You are a dynamic young legal counsel with a first experience (preferably in a bank or financial institution) or you are a young graduate with interest in banking and finance law and with a good understanding of general financial concepts with strong legal analysis skills and able to demonstrate their capacity to work in a challenging and dynamic environment 
  • You are fluent in English and also in Dutch and/or French.
  • You are well-organised, with the ability to manage several tasks whilst working under pressure.
  • You are able to identify and resolve problems, proposing solutions with creativity whilst being risk aware.
  • Whilst working in an autonomous manner, you have a high team spirit and a true willingness to share knowledge and know-how.

In a changing world, diversity and inclusion are core values for team well-being and performance. 

At BNP Paribas Fortis, they want to welcome and retain all talents, regardless of gender, age, origin or sexual orientation, and irrespective of whether or not they are living with a disability, as each of them have their own experience and identity. 

This vacancy is also open to candidates wishing to work 80% or 90%.

By choosing BNP Paribas Fortis, you get:

  • a position in a Bank that has been certified as “Top Employer” by the Top Employers Institute during the last 8 years.
  • a function working closely in cooperation with the Business, in a challenging and diversified working environment offering responsibilities.
  • the possibility to enhance your legal knowledge and skills through various training opportunities. 
  • competitive wages in line with your profile and experience and a broad range of extra-legal advantages.


Contacteer Sara Berquin via email of bel vertrouwelijk.
Gelieve ook de referte te vermelden  (VL/LAW/3202/22-LexGO).

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +32 (0) 2 290 23 53
Ref: VL/LAW/3202/22-LexGO

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