Legal Advisor - M&A

As a legal advisor on the Proprietary Corporate Affairs team, you will be part of a dynamic team and provide advice on a wide range of legal matters related to the general operations of the Group; Your duties will also include identifying and monitoring the legal risks and potential liabilities...

Description

  • As a legal advisor on the Proprietary Corporate Affairs team, you will be part of a dynamic team and provide advice on a wide range of legal matters related to the general operations of the Group;
  • Your duties will also include identifying and monitoring the legal risks and potential liabilities associated with the Group;
  • A pragmatic attitude and a correct, unambiguous and effective communication style towards line management, colleagues and internal departments is essential.
In consultation and partnership with legal colleagues, you will contribute to or be willing to further the following:
1. Corporate Regulatory:
  • Participation in strategic projects relating to the governance of the Group and all its entities, including the operation of bodies, profit distribution, capital movements, mergers, demergers, contributions, dissolutions, M&A files, etc ;
  • (Assistance in) contacts with the supervisory authorities of the NBB/ECB;
  • Advice on the legal life of the group's entities.
2. Legal support in this area requires a thorough knowledge of :
  • Banking law and all related Belgian and European regulations;
  • Company law.
3. Corporate Distribution Channels:
  • Participation in strategic projects concerning distribution channels;
  • Providing advice on the legal structure and proper legal functioning of the independent network;
  • Monitoring the reputation of Belfius through consistent sanctions across the channels and their follow-up;
  • Legal assistance to the secretariat of the General Assembly of Scomm;
  • (Assistance with) contacts with the FSMA.
4. Legal support in this area requires a thorough knowledge of :
  • Commercial agents legislation;
  • Legislation and circulars of the FSMA on the distribution of financial products and the conditions of exercise of the activity of financial intermediary;
  • Company law.

Your profile

  • Master's/Law degree with several years of relevant experience ;
  • Willingness to be active in a wide variety of fields;
  • Excellent command of Dutch, French and English, both oral and written;
  • Pragmatic with a flexible attitude;

Offer

  • A work environment that is (i) intellectually challenging and values initiative (ii) and focused on innovation and digitalization.
  • Opportunities to interact in a multidisciplinary environment in collaboration with other divisions of the bank.
  • The possibility to answer practical and business-oriented questions, which have an important added value in practice.
  • Opportunities for development, both within the Legal division and at Group level.
  • A stable work environment that respects the work-life balance.
  • The possibility of opting for a home-based working status.
  • The opportunity to contribute to a more sustainable society.
  • A job in a company that considers diversity and equal opportunities as an asset.

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