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Senior Legal Counsel

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank

Brussels, Belgium
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Job Description:


Deutsche Bank is Germany’s largest bank, the strongest and most stable economy in Europe. It operates in 59 countries and has a customer base in no less than 150 countries. Overall, the bank has 21 million customers through its three main activities: Corporate Bank, Investment Bank and Private Bank.

In Belgium, Deutsche Bank is active in Corporate and Investment Banking and is particularly recognized as a major player in the Personal Banking, Private Banking and Wealth Management market. In these areas, our mission is to understand the unique needs of our individual clients, to best protect and develop their wealth according to their personal objectives and to translate the global expertise of Deutsche Bank Group’s markets into pro-active and relevant advice.

Job Mission

Looking for your next impactful role as Legal Counsel? You are highly skilled in banking and financial law? You are seeking to share the think tank of a human-sized Legal Department of a major international bank? You want to be a strong and respected partner for the business development of a private bank? You are dynamic, autonomous while appreciating the comfort of a supportive, inclusive and collaborative atmosphere?

We are then looking for you!

You will join a dynamic and passionate team dealing with various banking and insurance matters and involved in various large-scale projects at national and international level.

Your Key Accountabilities

  • Pro-active, business-oriented and high quality advices on legal and regulatory changes in the financial sector with a focus on investment services (MiFID), sustainable finance, capital market, distribution of financial products
  • Advice on client legal documentation and communication
  • Close and constructive collaboration with the business, client service, compliance and the management on existing matters and innovative projects
  • Participation in the banking association and in local/international working groups
  • Legal watch and pro-active information to the team and the group
  • Contacts and follow-up of any issues with the Belgian supervisory authorities
  • Effective implementation of relevant strategies within defined risk appetite and tolerance
  • Managing reports on and escalation of any risks identified

Your Profile

  • Master in Belgian Law with good academic references
  • Fluent in either Dutch or French and good understanding of the other language; fluent in English
  • Min. 5 years experience as a lawyer or legal counsel in a bank
  • Expertise on retail banking, consumer market practices, MiFID, sustainable finance, distribution of capital market products, good knowledge relating to UCITS, AIF, PRIIPS, IDD
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact with conviction with employees and managers at all levels in the organization
  • Autonomous, pragmatic, organized, solution-oriented and combining creativity and legal certainty
  • Able to manage challenging situations with internal customers and supervision holders while preserving a professional approach to solve the problem
  • Able to develop good relations with the local supervisory authorities.

We offer you

  • A dynamic and innovative international work environment centered around our employees and our customers
  • Attractive and wide scope of tasks
  • An interesting package (competitive salary and bonus, homeworking arrangements, company car, meal vouchers, medical insurance, group insurance, Flexible Income plan, ...)
  • A corporate culture where values such as diversity and inclusion, customer focus, integrity and partnership are central
  • An environment in which you are encouraged to share your opinions, suggestions and concerns (speak-up culture)
  • A flat organizational structure with close cooperation and open communication with both management and in between the different departments
  • An extensive range of training courses to develop technical, soft and leadership skills via Connect2Learn, our learning platform

Our values define the working environment we strive to create – diverse, supportive and welcoming of different views. We embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential. Talk to us about flexible work arrangements and other initiatives we offer.

We promote good working relationships and encourage high standards of conduct and work performance. We welcome applications from talented people from all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs and generations and are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Visit Inside Deutsche Bank to discover more about the culture of Deutsche Bank including Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Leadership, Learning, Future of Work and more besides.