(Associate) Banking and Finance Lawyer

(Associate) Banking and Finance Lawyer
Région: Luxembourg
Expérience nécessaire: 3 ans
Secteur d'activité: Entreprise
Contrat: Déterminée (Temps plein)

Description de la société

The European Investment Bank was created by the Treaty of Rome in 1958 as the long-term lending bank of the European Union. The task of the Bank is to contribute towards the integration, balanced development and economic and social cohesion of the EU Member States.

This position is based at our Luxembourg headquarters and requires regular office presence. The EIB offers you the opportunity to live and work in a truly international and multi-cultural environment.  We also offer relocation support. 

The EIB, the European Union's bank is seeking to recruit for its Legal Directorate (JU) – EU Operations Department (OPS-EU) – Central Europe Division (CE) – Southern Central Europe Unit (SCE) at its headquarters in Luxembourg, an (Associate) Banking and Finance Lawyer*. 

This is a full time temporary position at grade 4/5.

The term of this contract will be 2 years.

*internal benchmark (Associate) Officer Legal Services

Panel interviews are anticipated for end of May 2024. 


Join our team of legal experts at the EIB's Central Europe Division (CE).  As a legal counsel, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and negotiating lending operations of the EIB across eight jurisdictions. If you’re passionate about impactful work and thrive in a collaborative environment, apply now to be at the forefront of legal excellence, supporting lending operations that drive economic growth and cohesion in the region. As a legal counsel within CE you'll collaborate with a team of 10 highly skilled lawyers.  You will also work closely with EIB's clients, ranging from member states, local municipalities, and banks to corporates of all sizes and from all eligible sectors.  You will offer strategic guidance on all types of lending operations, including secured and non-secured transaction, structured finance and asset finance. Your legal acumen will guide projects, mitigate risks, and ensure compliance. 

CE is at the heart of lending operations and financial products in the following eight countries: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Croatia. 

Operating network

As an (Associate) Officer Legal Services, you will report directly to the Head of CE Division.


You will provide legal advice on lending operations in relation to, in particular, the EIB projects in Poland, but opportunities may also arise for you to advise on projects in other jurisdictions covered by the CE team and mentioned above. Your tasks may involve limited amount of travel for negotiations and signatures of legal documentation. You will:

  • draft and independently negotiate legal documentation in English (including loan agreements, guarantees and other related finance documents) for lending operations (such as bilateral loans with banking sector counterparts, corporates and public sector entities);
  • offer legal advice throughout the entire lending process, from the initial structuring of transactions to participation in negotiations and any matters occurring post financial close (including workouts and restructurings);
  • liaise with external counsels and supervise their work, whenever necessary;
  • undertake research and conduct legal studies on matters of law arising in connection with the Bank's operations and in the context of developing new products; and
  • build and maintain relationships within the EIB, with its clients and external legal advisers and represent the EIB externally.


  • University degree in law, minimum an equivalent to a Bachelor; 
  • Professional legal qualification in the law of any jurisdiction where CE team operates, however lawyers having Luxembourg or English law qualifications are also encouraged to apply; 
  • Admission to a bar association; 
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in the jurisdiction where CE team operates, preferably gained from a law firm, specifically advising on lending transactions; 
  • Significant experience in drafting and negotiating finance documents (of LMA type); 
  • Experience in structured finance, project finance, or PPP transactions would be considered a distinct advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English that permits to independently conduct high-profile negotiations and draft finance documents; a good command of French (*). Capacity to draft and negotiate in Polish would be a distinct advantage.


Find out more about EIB core competencies here

(*) Unless stated explicitly as a required qualification, a good command of French is not a pre-requisite for hire. As both English and French are however official working languages of the EIB, proficiency in both languages is a pre-requisite for your future career development. Any language clause in your contract must be fulfilled in order for you to be eligible for a promotion (either via the annual appraisal cycle or via an internal selection process).  Proficiency is understood to mean the attainment of level 5 of the Inter Institutional language courses, corresponding to B1.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).  The Bank offers appropriate training support. 

“We are an equal opportunities employer, who believes that diversity is good for our people and our business.  We encourage all suitably qualified and eligible candidates to apply regardless of their gender identity/expression, age, racial, ethnic and cultural background, religion and beliefs, sexual orientation/identity, disability or neurodiversity. 

Applicants with specific needs are encouraged to request reasonable accommodations at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact the EIB Recruitment team Jobs@eib.org who will ensure that your request is handled.

By applying for this position, you acknowledge the importance of maintaining the security and integrity of the Information of the EIB Group. In case of selection for the position you agree to comply with all measures (policies, controls, document classification and management) implemented by the EIB Group to prevent unauthorised disclosure of any information or any damage to the EIB Group reputation.

Deadline for applications: 3rd May 2024

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