The EIB, the European Union's bank is seeking to recruit for its Legal Directorate (JU) - EU Operations Department - (OPS-EU) – Northern Europe Division (NE) at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a (Associate) German-speaking Banking and Finance Lawyer*.
This is a full time position at grade 4/5 for which the EIB offers a permanent contract.
*Internal benchmark: (Associate) Officer Legal Services
Panel interviews are anticipated for November 2023
The Northern Europe Division deals with the legal documentation and legal issues for projects in the following countries: Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden and the EFTA countries.
The legal counsel will assist the Head of Division and Head of Department, together with other legal counsels, in providing legal support to the operational directorates, carrying out work related to all tasks within the remit of the division.
The legal counsel (internally referred as (Associate) Officer Legal Services) will act under the general authority of the Head of Division, in cooperation with the other colleagues of the Division and in accordance with the priorities established by the Head of Division.
The post may involve a certain amount of travel for negotiations and signatures of legal documentation and contracts.
The legal counsel will carry out work related to the Division's responsibilities and work independently on lending and financing operations. The legal counsel will prepare her/his own proposals when consulted on specific issues. S/he will:
This includes advising on structuring, drafting and negotiation of documents, legal advisory support, conclusion of contracts, completion of all related legal formalities and legal monitoring (including loan restructuring and other post-signature events).
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(*) Unless stated explicitly as a required qualification, a good command of French is not a pre-requisite for hire. As both English and French are however official working languages of the EIB, proficiency in both languages is a pre-requisite for your future career development. Any language clause in your contract must be fulfilled in order for you to be eligible for a promotion (either via the annual appraisal cycle or via an internal selection process). Proficiency is understood to mean the attainment of level 5 of the Inter Institutional language courses, corresponding to B1.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). The Bank offers appropriate training support.
We are an equal opportunities employer, who believes that diversity is good for our people and our business. We encourage all suitably qualified and eligible candidates to apply regardless of their gender identity/expression, age, racial, ethnic and cultural background, religion and beliefs, sexual orientation/identity, disability or neurodiversity.
Applicants with specific needs are encouraged to request reasonable accommodations at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact the EIB Recruitment team Jobs@eib.org who will ensure that your request is handled.
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 unauthorised disclosure of any information or any damage to the EIB Group reputation.
Deadline for applications: 27th October 2023