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Corporate Legal Advisor

Date:  18-Nov-2021
Location: 

Brussels, BE, 1040

Our company is quite a fascinating environment to work in, especially if you want to move forward. In fact, there are plenty of opportunities to seize for those who challenge the obvious and who want to make a difference. Degroof Petercam is a unique blend in many ways: we have different métiers under one roof. We have Belgian roots and we operate internationally. We’re independent and we have decision power. On top of that, we’re continuously in motion to deliver our clients the best possible services. You’ll be part of a company of experts who aim for nothing less than excellence. Our expertise is based on highly skilled & talented people who are passionate about what they do. At Degroof Petercam, you can do what you love, put your skills into practice and develop your talent. We value proximity, which allows you to collaborate closely with your team and to reap the rewards of your work.

Context

You will participate to the organization of the regular Board committees meetings of the bank and work in close collaboration with and report to the bank’s Secretary General.
The bank’s Secretary General Department currently consists of the Secretary General, a Secretary to the Executive Committee and two paralegals and forms an integral part of the bank’s Legal Department.  
 

Your Position

  • Monitor all relevant developments relating to company law/banking law in particular with respect to governance issues and make recommendations in relation thereto, develop best practices in coordination with the Secretary General and, where applicable, the bank’s Legal Department ;
  • Assist the Secretary General in the organisation of the Board meetings.  This will include, amongst other, practical organization of the meetings, constitution of the documentation pack, follow up of the decisions/actions; 
  • Assist with the maintaining of relevant governance documents and ensure compliance with statutory reporting requirements regarding corporate governance;
  • Assist the Secretary General and the Legal Department with ad hoc legal projects and advice;
  • Contribute and participate to the regulatory watch and trainings.

Your Profile

  • 5 - 7 years of experience as a lawyer in a law firm (preferably in the areas of financial/banking/corporate law) or as in-house legal counsel in a bank or regulated institution;
  • Master of Law's;
  • Bilingual French – Dutch or at least a professional fluency in both languages as well as an excellent command of English (written and spoken);
  • High level of professionalism and in particular in view of the role, be discrete and diplomatic;
  • Team player and ability to work independently;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Accurate and rigorous;
  • Ability to manage and prioritize the workload efficiently in a very dynamic environment.

Our offer

Our company offers a stimulating environment for those who want to be challenged intellectually. You’ll be stretched, because we count on you to share our ambitions and to come up with solutions for complex matters. The impact of our work goes beyond profit. Looking at our business from a broader perspective, we influence our entrepreneurial networks to invest in the economy and, ultimately, in society as a whole. In other words, working at Degroof Petercam also means contributing to economic development, today and for generations to come.

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