Senior Regulatory and Oversight Affairs Expert

Region: Brussels, France
Function: In-House, Compliance
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Banking & Finance, Financial regulatory
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: LexGO2805

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Regulatory and Oversight Affairs Expert to be based in Paris or Brussels. The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, law degree preferred. We expect candidates to have a regulatory / supervisory compliance work experience of 10+ years, ideally with a Financial Market Infrastructure and/or financial institution(s), and prior experience of interaction at senior levels with authorities and company management.

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The Company:

EBA CLEARING is a provider of pan-European payment infrastructure solutions. Founded in 1998, the Company is owned by 51 of the major banks operating in Europe and based on a country-neutral governance model. The payment systems of EBA CLEARING are pan-European by design and desire: they are developed in close co-operation with the Company’s multinational user community and best-of-breed technology partners.

EBA CLEARING manages and operates the payment services EURO1, STEP1, STEP2 and RT1. Both EURO1 and STEP2 have been classified as systemically important payment systems (SIPS) by the European Central Bank. The pan-European real-time payment platform RT1 went live in November 2017 and processes euro instant payments complying with the European Payments Council’s SEPA Instant Credit Transfer Scheme.

Background on the Legal and Regulatory Affairs Department:


EBA CLEARING is a dynamic, multicultural company with 80 employees working in five locations in Europe (Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, Milan and Helsinki).The Legal and Regulatory Affairs Department consists of a small team of lawyers and is responsible for legal matters pertaining to the activities of EBA CLEARING (excluding labour and tax law). The team is also responsible for ensuring compliance with regulatory and oversight requirements in the field of payment systems.

In recent years, EBA CLEARING saw a broadening of oversight requirements coupled with intensified performance of oversight by the competent authorities. EBA CLEARING is strengthening the team responsible for oversight and regulatory compliance and seeks to hire a Senior Regulatory and Oversight Affairs Expert.

You will work on complex substance matters, requiring a high level of seniority and autonomy.

The Senior Regulatory and Oversight Affairs Expert manages the full span of subject matters that are relevant for compliance with oversight requirements, recommendations and guidance, and shall report to the General Counsel. This expert role requires efficient and constructive interaction with internal stakeholders, and it involves the effective assistance of management and staff for the preparation and maintenance of related frameworks and documentation.

Main responsibilities

Your main tasks will include:

  • Managing and monitoring EBA CLEARING’s compliance as system operator with regulations and requirements for SIPS (Systemically Important Payment Systems) and for other payment systems or services operated by EBA CLEARING;
  • Handling the day-to-day compliance matters, both for oversight requirements and for other regulatory requirements, and interact effectively with relevant stakeholders, including authorities, users of EBA CLEARING’s systems and senior management;
  • Developing and maintaining a positive and constructive relationship with the subject matter experts at the Company for the different areas of competence;
  • Analysing requirements, devising action plans and architecting solutions to achieve compliance in a manner that is fit-for-purpose and cost efficient yet in accordance with best industry practices
  • Drafting and maintaining high quality self-assessments for submission to the competent authorities, with high attention to detail and supported by leadership for in depth analyses of the substance matters;
  • Drafting and maintaining annual reviews and updating of documentation to comply with requirements of the competent authorities
  • Staying abreast of regulatory developments in order to provide timely input and topic leadership to senior management for regulatory compliance and providing accurate compliance guidance to the business and corporate units;
  • Reviewing frameworks, policies, procedures and system related documentation to assess ongoing compliance with oversight requirements and regulatory guidance.

The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, law degree preferred

  • For the permanent role: regulatory / supervisory compliance work experience 10+ years, ideally with a Financial Market Infrastructure and/or financial institution(s), and prior experience of interaction at senior levels with authorities and company management
  • Strong understanding of compliance processes and activities, experience with supervisory or oversight frameworks and implementation of standards 
  • Existing network of Regulatory / Supervisory professionals in Market Infrastructures is a plus
  • Complete fluency in English (written and spoken), knowledge of French, German or other EU language is a plus

Required skills 

  • Expert taking pride in very high quality of their work (hard worker, good brains)
  • Ability to drive issues through their resolution in a timely manner, as part of a team or by taking ownership of tasks as required
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in teams
  • Rigorous attention to detail, excelling in analytical skills, coupled with a solution-oriented approach
  • Rewarded by handling complex substance matters in an efficient and effective manner to best serve the interest of all stakeholders, including in particular the users of the payment systems
  • Excellent, proven drafting skills, with objective to minimise redrafting
  • Able to clearly communicate issues, processes and results to staff, management, regulators, and financial institutions participating in systems of EBA CLEARING 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to communicate complex issues in a simple manner
  • Eager to stay abreast of policy developments, and to act upon those with high attention to efficiency and effectiveness for the Company and its payment system offerings

Before applying for this position, which is based in Brussels (Belgium) or Paris (France), please ensure that you are already authorised to work in the European Union. 


If you

  • have the required qualifications and skills;
  • are interested in developing your career in a challenging and international environment, with enticing compensation & benefits;
  • want to work for a company that plays a key role in expanding pan-European payment infrastructures;

we invite you to apply via our career website, where you can upload your CV and motivation letter.

Senior Regulatory and Oversight Affairs Expert, Legal and Regulatory Affairs Department at EBA Clearing in Paris or Brussels - find all legal and compliance jobs in finance and banking on www.lexgo.be - the largest legal jobboard in Belgium and Luxembourg

Information about the application process:

Please note that only complete applications will be accepted and considered. Complete applications must include: a curriculum vitae and a motivation letter (both in English). At this initial stage of the application process, please do not send us any supporting documents (e.g. work certificates or diplomas).

Start and end dates of all previous positions and whether they were full-time or part-time positions should be indicated in the curriculum vitae. The CV should contain details of any professional experience and studies as well as of any relevant trainings or research work. 

If your application is retained for any interview rounds, you should be prepared to submit documents supporting the information provided in the CV. Documents may include work certificates or recommendation letters, which should indicate the duration and nature of experience. Freelance or self-employed candidates should provide either a copy of the entry in the relevant trade register or any official document (for example tax revenue statements) confirming the length of the relevant work experience. 

Alternatively, candidates may provide individual contacts for professional references in relation to their previous work or study experiences. Candidates should also be ready to provide 1-2 of these contacts upon request, i.e. in addition to any work certificates or letters of recommendation submitted to EBA CLEARING.

The address indicated in the curriculum vitae will be used as the location from which a candidate invited to a face-to-face interview will travel. 

For further information, please visit our websites at:

www.abe-eba.eu www.ebaclearing.eu www.ebaday.eu www.mybank.eu

Follow us on www.twitter.com/ebaclearing or https://www.linkedin.com/company/eba-clearing


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