Legal Counsel - International Fintech company - Brussels

Brussels Permanent

Updated on 20/09/2021

  • International Fintech company
  • European HQ in Brussels

About Our Client

Our client is an international growing FinTech company based Brussels, which is the brand new EU Headquarter. With more than 1.000 staff covering over 50 nationalities (and counting) working across more than 24 offices worldwide and serving a large number of clients every day, they are now recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the fintech sector!

Job Description

Our client is looking for a Legal Counsel in general business law to provide legal advice both in Belgium and overseas. You will directly report to the General Counsel, with a team of 5 legal counsels, all currently based in London.Your responsibilities will be :

  • drafting and advising on a variety of documents including terms of business, bespoke arrangements with clients, strategic partnerships
  • setting up new entities, cross-border work and M&A activity
  • advising on a variety of matters, with a particular focus on commercial law, contracts law, and corporate law
  • advising on payments and regulatory issues arising from rules and market practice which apply to the payments and FX sectors, and on new product launches and the introduction of existing products into new territories
  • working with business people to assess the impact of new rules in Belgium and the European Union and advise on implementation where relevant
  • representing the Legal Department in internal working groups and in front of clients, partners, regulators and other third parties

The Successful Applicant

  • Master in Belgian law
  • Between 3 and 8 years of experience in general business law acquired during at the Belgian bar or as legal counsel inhouse
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and verbal), and a good knowledge of French and/or Dutch
  • Interest in the FinTech sector
  • Ability to distil legal issues with a view to providing pragmatic legal advice to a range of stakeholders
  • Dynamic and driven person, adaptable and willing to learn in this fast-growing sector

What's on Offer

Besides a competitive compensation package, you will be working in a stimulating and international environment and be part of this fast-paced and growing company in the fintech-sector. Thanks to a full training program you will get introduced to their products, teams and culture. Our client will enhance your professional and personal development by rewarding your success and efforts!

Contact
Aurélie Van Strien
Quote job ref
JN-072021-2940359

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Aurélie Van Strien
Job Reference
JN-072021-2940359