Junior Legal Counsel

Junior Legal Counsel
Region: Howald
Required experience: One year
Environment: Company
Contract: Permanent position (Full-time)

Company description

With over 50 years of experience we serve as SEB's cross-border centre of excellence for Private Wealth Management for Nordic nationals living outside the Nordic area. Our Luxembourg office is the international hub for SEB funds, which are registered in 22 countries worldwide. We also provide corporations and institutions from SEB's home markets with a wide range of services, including custody and transaction processing, as well as depositary bank services to Luxembourg investment funds.

About the role

The SEB Luxembourg legal team manages all legal matters relevant to the Luxembourg office. This includes advising our fund services business, private banking business as well as corporate legal matters, providing pragmatic Luxembourg law counsel to help the business grow.


As a (junior) Legal Counsel, you will report to the Head of Legal and will be responsible for:

  • Advising and communicating with the business on banking and financial service regulation
  • Participating in negotiations and drafting of legal documentation
  • Supporting strategic initiatives and regulatory projects
  • Supporting stakeholders resolving everyday issues


We are looking for:

  • A degree in law from an EU jurisdiction. Luxembourg, Belgian, or French law degree is considered an asset
  • 1-5 years of experience working in a law firm or as in-house counsel ideally advising on matters relating to the fund industry and/or private banking
  • Knowledge of Luxembourg and European law relating to the fund industry and/or retail banking
  • Excellent command of both oral and written English. Knowledge of French is preferred, and knowledge of Spanish and/or Nordic languages is considered an asset
  • Excellent communication skills and detail-oriented mindset
  • Proactive attitude and willingness to keep on learning
  • Structured approach to work and solution oriented
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills as well as critical advice capability
  • Result oriented and self-driven with focus on identifying and addressing legal risks
  • High sense of responsibility and ability to work independently and under pressure


What we offer

We offer many experiences and benefits to our employees, and there is nuance to every individual’s career experience, but the elements that define the core of our offering are:

  • Friendly and welcoming culture
  • International opportunities and entrepreneurial Scandinavian working environment
  • Work-life balance
  • Long-term stability
  • Agile and modern ways of working
  • Empowering environment
  • Extensive training and learning opportunities.


Ready to join?

Since we select candidates continuously, feel free to send in your application with your CV and a Cover Letter in English as soon as possible, but at the latest on 4 July 2024.

Please be informed that candidate selected for this role will need to provide their Criminal Record Certificate and a name screening against sanctions list will be performed as a part of the background check process.

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