Legal Officer

You will be part of a small and dynamic legal team within a rapidly growing company and reporting directly to the head of legal.

We will be able to offer you a flexible working environment where work-life balance matters whilst having an intellectual challenge allowing you to grow, as well as a competitive package.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Assisting with corporate housekeeping.
  • Assisting the business lines with day-to-day legal matters, such as negotiating and drafting of commercial contracts, handling disputes and potential litigations.
  • Providing research, business-oriented advice, and other legal assistance to the business lines
  • Developing the bank’s policies on industry-specific issues, corporate governance, or regulatory affairs.
  • Providing clarification on legal language or specifications to the business lines.
  • Communicating and negotiating with external parties (external counsel, regulator, Ombudsfin, etc.), creating relations of trust, or supporting the business with such requests.
  • Drafting and amending contracts, procedures, and other legal documents.
  • Creating and managing a solid legal contractual database.
  • Optimizing legal processes to eliminate inefficiencies.
  • Continuously researching legal resources, allowing you to stay up to date on all current laws and consequently inform the business lines.
  • Analysing on a regular basis the actions and decisions of the bank, identifying problem areas, suggesting alternative courses of action and mitigating actions.
  • Gradually assisting with transactional work (M and A, structured finance, and capital markets).

Required knowledge, skills, and experience

  • Masters in law with excellent results.
  • French or Dutch written and spoken.
  • English written and spoken.
  • 1-3 years of experience.
  • A general background in law.
  • Experience in IT-related contracts and/or banking and/or litigation and/or tax and/or general commercial law is a plus.
  • You are able to work in an independent, efficient, hands-on and proactive way.
  • You are a thorough lawyer and take all possible legal issues into consideration before making any recommendations.
  • You have excellent analytical, communication, diplomatic, research and drafting skills.