The Senior Legal Counsel plays a key role being an active contributor to Private Bank business, within the organisation but also within legal practice groups for where relevant to relevant industry associations. As part of a team of four lawyers, this legal expert handles the following role and responsibilities, on a day-to-day basis:
Advises more specifically the private bank business in Luxembourg;
Provides day to day transactional support to business in the negotiation of transaction documents including investment advisory agreements, custody agreements, lending agreements, accounts' opening documentation, fiduciary agreements and any related ancillary documentation for all client sectors including individuals MFOs and corporate structures/investment vehicles;
Provides pre- and post-signing support to client relationship managers, business management and operations teams;
Provides subject matter and legal expertise to the Luxembourg General Counsel in the formulation of standards and guidance, policies, procedures and controls for the management of legal risks where relevant for the Private Bank activities, working on global projects as required;
Is an active and contributing member of all applicable business governance meetings including the product and operations committee, the risk management committee, regulatory change project meetings and any other ad hoc or relevant committees;
Works alongside and builds strong relationships with colleagues in Legal (locally and on a global basis) and other functions or businesses;
Works closely with the Private Bank product and strategy teams on new product launches, changes to templates and understanding market developments;
Works with the Private Bank global legal team on local and global legal issues that affect the private bank business;
Is a trusted senior adviser to the senior business management teams at both a regional and global level.
THE CANDIDATE PROFILE
Knowledge of European and Civil law acquired with either private practice or experience (minimum of 10 years) with an international bank in the private bank area is required, knowledge of Luxembourg legal framework would be a strong advantage, understanding of funds and securities regulatory framework would be appreciated;
Experienced and confident practitioner;
Up-to-date knowledge of developments in relation to funds and banking law;
Able to handle a diverse range of legal and regulatory issues (e.g. general banking, regulatory developments (e.g. MIFID, EMIR, PSD2 etc.);
Self-starter, independent with good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise effectively in a complex environment;
Excellent communication, negotiation and inter-personal skills;
Lateral thinking/problem solving with the ability to take ownership and follow through on delivery;
Stamina and ability to work under pressure and within time constraints;
Ability to deal with highly confidential and commercially sensitive information with discretion;
Ability to manage competing internal stakeholder relationships;
Ability to accurately identify, convey and manage legal risk;
Work closely with other members of the Luxembourg legal team and ensure that less senior members of the team are updated and taking care of current and emerging legal risks;
Experience in controlling external legal costs and managing relationships with external legal counsels;
Fluent in French and English, German language would be an asset.
Our client is a large international Bank.
At the final stages of the recruitment process, some of our clients could ask the successful candidate to provide supporting documentation such as, for example, copies of diplomas or proof of previous jobs, and a standard criminal record check might also be requested.
Internal Number: 4759609
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