VIE Financial Lawyer

VIE Financial Lawyer
Region: Luxembourg
Required experience: None
Environment: Company
Contract: Permanent position (Full-time)

Company description

SOCIETE GENERALE BANK & TRUST, a bank incorporated under Luxembourg law, is active as a multi-specialist bank, and operated by SOGENAL in the Grand Duchy since 1893. As such, it is the oldest foreign banking establishment in the Luxembourg financial marketplace. SGBT represents the SOCIETE GENERALE group, of which it is a 100% subsidiary.


Within the Legal Department of Societe Generale Luxembourg, the candidate will be attached to the Investment Management department and will participate in the handling of files and questions from the BUs and SUs of SG Luxembourg and its Luxembourg subsidiaries, in particular on matters related to banking and financial regulations.
Given the diversity of Societe Generale Luxembourg's activities, the candidate must be able to address a variety of issues with interlocutors from different business lines and support functions. Training (and possibly experience) in banking law, Investment law, management companies regulation or a specialization in new technology law are an asset. 
With good interpersonal skills and excellent organizational skills, he/she must be able to have a global approach to banking legal issues and propose appropriate solutions. Given the international environment, a good command of writing and negotiation in English is essential. Any other language proficiency is considered an asset.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Ensure the participation of the legal department in SG Luxembourg or its Luxembourg subsidiaries (regulatory projects, organisational projects, projects relating to a business unit) in conjunction with the BU concerned
  • Participate in the follow-up of regulatory projects and, if necessary, ensure coordination within the legal department of some of them
  • Participate in legal watch within the legal department in conjunction with the advised business unit(s)
  • Assist the BU(s) and SU in their transformation and business development projects
  • Draft and modify relevant contract templates for the BU concerned incorporating the latest regulatory changes and apply them to all types of customers according to the service offer
  • Negotiate contracts for services rendered by the relevant BU
  • Participate in the handling of legal issues arising from the BU(s) and SUs concerned according to the field of activity advised
  • Handle all files, questions, projects in order to identify areas of legal risk for the bank, evaluate them, share their existence, and participate in the management of the identified risks
  • Keep up to date with the relevant banking and financial regulations according to the BU(s) concerned          

The candidate will have to demonstrate autonomy in order to be able to respond to the variety of tasks, understand the diversity of issues and demonstrate a great ability to adapt.    

Due to the VIE eligibility criteria, a questionnaire will be provided. Please make sure to answer all the questions for an efficient analysis of your application.

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PLEASE NOTE that since this program is primarily an international development program, candidates cannot apply to a VIE assignment in their own country of citizenship.

To facilitate the examination of your application by our English-speaking managers, we thank you for applying in English.

Studies & experience:

  • Graduate with a Master’s degree from a Business/Engineering School or University with a specialization in Business Law/Financial Law
  • A previous experience in Financial Law would be appreciated

Language skills:

  • Fluent in English

Technical, operational & soft skills:

  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Proficient/Good command of MS Office

The VIE assignment in a nutshell

This VIE in Luxemburg is to begin as soon as possible, but you need to plan 3 months between your application date and the beginning of your VIE assignment. It will last 12 months.

In case a visa is necessary, please make sure your passport is valid up to 6 months after the end of the VIE contract to not delay your departure.

The VIE is a specific contract, under Business France’s eligibility criteria, opened to candidates under 28 and from the member states of the European Economic Space. For further information (including your financial indemnities), please see Mon VIE-VIA Business France.


As soon as you arrive, you will be integrated into our teams and will learn every day alongside our experts, who will support you in your tasks. Gradually, you will become more independent in your projects, making this experience a real career accelerator. You will also discover all the diversity of our businesses, in a sector that is constantly evolving and innovating.

At the end of your VIE, various opportunities could be offered to you, in France and abroad.

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