Experienced Legal Counsel Financial Markets

  • Competitive
  • Brussels, Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium Brussels Bruxelles-Capitale BE
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Degroof Petercam
  • 21 Aug 18 2018-08-21

Experienced Legal Counsel Financial Markets

At Bank Degroof Petercam, we are determined to address all challenges of modern society. We are a socially engaged employer, that promotes responsible investment and invests heavily in digital solutions. For ourselves, we hold the ambition to strengthen our position as market leader.
For realizing our ambitious objectives, Bank Degroof Petercam is looking to reinforce their legal department with an Experienced Legal Counsel Financial Markets
As a Legal Counsel Financial Markets, you will support and provide legal assistance to the Financial Markets team of the Bank. You will have a strong background in financial markets products and services including, inter alia, derivatives, cash and securities financing transactions. You will be the day-to-day contact for the Bank's Financial Market activities and report to the deputy head of legal.
Your position: The role will involve, amongst other:

  • Working on master agreements ranging from exchange traded derivatives, ISDA, CSA FX prime brokerage, repo, stock loan, securities lending agreements, OTC clearing, etc.;
  • The legal management and follow up of the financial market activities of the Bank including the advising upon and/or the implementation of specific regulations such as SFTR, benchmark regulations, etc. ;
  • Assist, advise and follow-up the Bank's activities with respect to stock option plans (SOPs) (set up, distribution and management of SOP programs) ;
  • In collaboration with the relevant member of the legal team, assist other divisions of the Bank with files where your background and experience would be relevant;
  • As an expert, you will monitor and stay well-informed of the legal/regulatory developments impacting your field of expertise and in general banking and finance law and timely inform your colleagues hereof in order to ensure the implementation of these new developments across the Bank and its subsidiaries;
  • Develop, review and update the bank's contractual documentation and precedents;
    assist and support with the launch and implementation of new projects and products with respect to the Bank's Financial Markets' activity;
  • Organize and participate to training sessions;
  • Ensure that legal opportunities are effectively identified, assessed and managed in a business-oriented manner in line with applicable laws, regulations and best market practices; and
You will, as member of the Bank's legal department, work closely with other in-house lawyers and colleagues from the Financial Markets team and contribute to the development of activities of the Financial Markets department.
Your profile:
  • Belgian Master in law;
  • 6 to 10 years of experience as a lawyer with proven experience in financial markets and the banking regulatory space;
  • Experience in Debt and/or Equity Capital Markets activities and/or having previously worked in a private banking/wealth management environment is a plus ;
  • Bilingual in French/Dutch or at least professional fluency in both of these languages as well excellent knowledge of English (including written);
  • Analytical thinker with sound business acumen, objectivity and accountability;
  • Ability of translating complex theoretical principles in practical and pragmatic solutions for the business;
  • Ability of building up good interpersonal relationships and be able to work in close partnership with the people in the business;
  • Able to work autonomously; andexcellent communication skills.
Our offer: By joining our Belgian family-rooted group, you will contribute to our mission: empowering our clients to realize their ambitions, today and tomorrow. With your expertise, fresh ideas and enthusiasm, you have a direct impact in realizing this mission, whether you are in a client facing position or a support role.
We believe that it is not the size of a company that makes it great, but its human values and people. We will make every effort to support you and to create an environment in which you can feel comfortable and achieve your highest level of excellence.
We are behind those who have the ambition to move forward: investors, entrepreneurs, and our staff. This entrepreneurial spirit has been driving us since 1871. You will be proud of our long-term and sustainable commitment, our customer focus and ethics.