(Senior) Institutional Lawyer
European Investment Bank (EIB)
Grade: EIB 6/5, Unspecified
Occupations: Legal Affairs
Close on 15 Feb 2021
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Job Description

To strengthen our Institutional, Corporate and Litigation Division in Luxembourg we are looking for you to join EIB as our (Senior) Institutional Lawyer in our Legal Department, Corporate. This is a full time position at grade 5/6.

Join us to contribute to the work of a world-class team of outstanding legal minds working on fascinating and diverse legal files.

The term of this contract will be 4 years.

Panel interviews are anticipated for March 2021.

The EIB offers fixed-term contracts of up to a maximum of 6 years, according to business needs, with a possibility to convert to a permanent contract, subject to organisational requirements and individual performance.


Do you have the instincts and drive necessary to join the vital work performed by our lawyers within a forward-thinking and fast-paced environment? Are you interested in putting your professional skills to work in a team that is home to some of the Europe’s most brilliant legal minds?

The EIB is the lending arm of the European Union. We are the biggest multilateral financial institution in the world and one of the largest providers of climate finance globally. The EIB is committed to breaking down investment barriers and harnessing innovative investment models to drive innovation and growth.

As a (Senior) Institutional Lawyer, internally referred to as a (Senior) Officer Legal Services, you will be advising on legal questions in the areas of Institutional and European Union law, drafting relevant legal instruments and/or other documents and providing advice to protect the Bank's legal interests.

Operating Network

You will act under the authority of the Head of Division and will collaborate with the other lawyers in the Division in accordance with the priority established by the Head of Division.


You will independently undertake tasks within the Division's remit relating to:

  • Institutional EU law and Public International law;
  • EIB governance (Board of Governors, Board of Directors, Audit Committee and Management Committee)
  • EIB relations with EU institutions/bodies, Member States and third states, as well as other IFIs (including privileges and immunities)
  • Intragroup relations
  • Statutory rules relating to financing activities
  • Transversal projects relating to EIB capital, governance and finance activities (for example Brexit, Covid-reponse, possible creation of new subsidiaries…)
  • Application of EIB policies and development of new EIB policies

Under the supervision of the Head of Division, you may:

  • Provide legal advice and support, in the form of notes and opinions, in relation to the tasks outlined above;
  • Undertake research and conduct studies on legal issues across the areas for which the Division is responsible;
  • Represent the Bank's Legal Service in internal and external working groups (meetings, panels and task forces) to deal with specific issues;
  • Represent the Bank as an agent in litigation before the Court of Justice and the General Court;
  • Maintain cooperation with the division's counterparts, both within and outside the Bank (may involve travel); and
  • Participate in any other activities relevant to the ICL division’s activities.


  • University degree in Law and/or an equivalent professional legal qualification; a post-graduate specialisation in EU Law would be an asset.
  • At least 8 years relevant professional experience in European Union institutions or bodies and/or with a law firm of international repute and/or other IFIs
  • Very good knowledge of standard computer tools and familiarity with databases relating to EU law and case law.
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and a good command of French(*) preferred. Knowledge of further languages of the European Union would be an asset.


  • Achievement Drive: Continually keeps an eye on performance, focusing on improving it, showing drive and determination to meet short and long-term goals.
  • Change Orientation: Adapts to differences and changes in the environment; takes a flexible approach to reach outcomes.
  • Collaboration: Works cooperatively as part of a team; works collaboratively with peers across organisational boundaries based on a genuine interest in and an accurate understanding of others and their individual perspectives and concerns.
  • Organisational Commitment: Is willing to commit to an organisation whose mission is to support Europe and is open to diversity, and to align her/his own behaviour with the organisation’s needs and intrinsic values, acting with integrity in ways that promote the organisation’s mission, policies and rules.

(*) There may be certain flexibility on this requirement, but limited to particularly suitable candidates who may not yet be proficient in French. If selected, such candidates will be hired on the condition that they build up rapidly knowledge of French and accept that their future career in the EIB may be subject to the attainment of sufficient proficiency in both of the Bank's working languages.

We are an equal opportunity employer, who believes that diversity is good for our people and our business. As such, we promote the inclusion of suitably qualified and experienced staff without regard to their gender, age, racial or ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation/identity, or disability (*).

By applying for this position you acknowledge the importance of maintaining the security and integrity of the Information of the EIB Group. In case of selection for the position you agree to comply with all measures (policies, controls, document classification and management) implemented by the EIB Group to prevent unauthorized disclosure of any information or any damage to the EIB Group reputation.

Deadline for applications: 31st January 2021

(*). We particularly welcome applications from women and persons with disabilities.


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