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Legal Advisor

  • Euroclear
Belgium
Full-time
Published:
  • Euroclear
Belgium
Full-time
Published:

DIVISION:

As a member of the Legal Division of the Euroclear group holding company and, in particular, as a member of the Euroclear Bank Core legal team, This role provides legal support to Euroclear Bank.

ROLE:

Your main responsibilities will be to provide legal advice and support on a wide range of matters and to handle legal and regulatory issues related to the operations of and services provided by Euroclear Bank, focusing on Euroclear Bank's global custody services, new issuances, fund services and asset servicing. You will do so in close collaboration with internal clients and other lawyers.

Are you eager to learn and willing to build a solid understanding of the business of the Euroclear Group and Euroclear Bank in particular?

A good knowledge of the financial industry is a must. You will join a dynamic and diverse team of lawyers in a truly international environment!

You will support Euroclear Bank by providing advice on a broad range of matters as well as contribute to projects aimed at growing and improving Euroclear Bank’s services. As legal advisor within the Euroclear Bank Core legal team, your tasks will further include:

  • Advising (internal) clients and management on the applicable legal framework in and outside Europe with an emphasis on asset protection, securities, investment funds and capital market regulations; regulatory analysis in regards to sanction programs and embargoes etc. that impact and relate to Euroclear Bank’s settlement services;

  • Contributing to the creation and improvement of services offered by Euroclear Bank: from conceptualization, documentation and delivery in production to a continuous evolution of services in a constantly evolving environment;

  • Providing general legal support to our internal clients ranging from client onboarding, handling of claims, escalations, incidents and punctual questions in a multi-jurisdictional context;

  • Drafting and negotiating contracts with counterparts (custody and cash correspondent agreements, NDAs and agreements with local central securities depositories, service providers, etc.) and clients;

  • Collaborating with other lawyers of the Legal Division on matters relevant for one or more entities of the Euroclear Group;

  • Building and providing training and guidance to Euroclear staff on legal matters.


QUALIFICATIONS:

Technical skills

We are looking for an experienced lawyer:

  • With a European master's in law degree;

  • Highly motivated and interested in the international capital markets, funds industry and/or financial sector;

  • 5 to 7 years relevant experience in the funds industry or capital markets gained in an in-house legal division of a financial institution or in a law firm;

  • A good knowledge of the financial industry and/or market practices;

  • Proficient in English.


Soft skills

  • Strong communication and analytical skills;

  • Ability to integrate in a team;

  • Detailed-oriented and analytic;

  • Pragmatic, risk aware and capable to take initiatives;

  • Flexible and proactive;

  • Able to deliver high quality support consistent across jurisdictions, in a timely, pragmatic, cost efficient and effective fashion, and to build a solid understanding of the business of the Euroclear Group.


WHY JOIN US:

Embark on your new adventure at Euroclear, and work at the heart of the global capital markets. We connect over 2,000 financial institutions across the globe. As an open and resilient infrastructure, we contribute to the stability of the financial markets. We help clients cut through complexity, lower costs, and mitigate risks of financial transactions. At Euroclear, we have the clear ambition to use our key role to facilitate and accelerate a sustainable global financial system.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Work closely with inspiring, encouraging and engaged colleagues from more than 80 different countries;

  • Practice your talents in a highly professional international environment;

  • Join a learning and development environment with an emphasis on knowledge sharing and training;

  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.


NEW WAYS OF WORKING:

Find your own optimal balance within our hybrid working model, where you can connect at the office and also benefit from remote working.

GREAT PLACE TO WORK FOR ALL:

We are committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates diversity and strive to be a Great Place to Work for All. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment, regardless of any aspect that makes them unique (including race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, pregnancy, disability, ...). If you need any specific accommodation due to disability or any other reason, you can let the recruiter know during your application process.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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