(Senior) Dutch/Belgian-qualified Banking and Finance Lawyer

(Senior) Dutch/Belgian-qualified Banking and Finance Lawyer
Region: Luxembourg
Required experience: 3 years
Environment: Company
Contract: Permanent position (Full-time)

Company description

The European Investment Bank (EIB), based in Luxembourg, is recruiting staff for the posts detailed below. The EIB values the diversity of its staff and selects staff members regardless of sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation. The Bank strives for a balanced representation of women and men within its personnel. The Bank’s Statutes (art. 13.7) require it to consider not only personal ability and qualifications when selecting staff, but also the attainment of an equitable representation of the nationals of its Member States. Applicants are selected among the nationals of Member States of the European Union. Nationals of the EU Accession States may be also considered, although initially for contracts of fixed-term dur…

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As a (Senior) Dutch/Belgian-qualified Banking and Finance Lawyer) 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.


As a (Senior) Dutch/Belgian-qualified Banking and Finance Lawyer you will carry out work related to all of the Division's responsibilities and work independently on lending and financing operations. The lawyer will draw up, as necessary, reports on completed transactions and prepare her/his own proposals when consulted on fundamental or unusual issues.

S/he will:

• Draft and negotiate legal documentation for lending and financing operations for:
o projects in the aforementioned countries, with focus on Dutch / Belgian operations, notably bilateral loans with banking counterparts, public entities and major corporates
o PPP/ project finance operations, with the assistance from external legal counsels
o structured finance operations, including ABS and covered bond type operations
o other forms of financing, including risk – sharing structures, on funded and unfunded basis, equity and quasi-equity products (mezzanine and subordinated instruments, warrants)
This includes: advising on structuring, drafting 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)

• Manage contacts and negotiations
• Prepare terms of reference for external counsel and other consultants, liaise and supervise their work, whenever necessary
• Complete the administrative formalities vis-à-vis clients
• Provide legal solutions, documentation and advice on complex legal and policy issues and legally protect the Bank
• Contribute to development of legal policies for own domain
• Coach and support less experienced colleagues on operations and on the Bank's procedures
• Proactively keep up to date with legal developments in legislation, regulations and jurisprudence pertaining to the relevant region and share relevant knowledge
• Conduct research and conduct legal studies on issues of law arising in connection with EIB's operations and in the context of developing new financial instruments
• Develop and maintain relationships within EIB and represent EIB externally in particular with Dutch and Belgium law firm


• University degree in law (minimum an equivalent to a Bachelor) preferably at Master level and qualified in Dutch / Belgian law
• Qualification or professional experience in both Common Law and Civil Law will be an advantage
• Significant experience in the drafting and negotiation of finance documentation in English. Experience in drafting and negotiation of finance documentation Dutch, and in case of Belgian- qualified lawyers also in French, would be a very strong asset
• Solid experience of bank lending and finance, project finance or PPP transactions and/or experience in public administrative law would be an advantage
• Minimum 5 years of professional experience relevant for the job, in the field of bank lending and/or project finance, acquired with a law firm of international repute or the in-house legal department of a financial institution
• Very good knowledge of standard computer tools
• Excellent knowledge of written and spoken Dutch is a strong plus
• Excellent knowledge of English and/or French (*), with a good knowledge of the other.

Deadline for applications: 11th September 2023

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