BNP Paribas is a leading European bank with an international reach. It has a presence in 72 countries, with more than 202,000 Employees – including more than 154,000 in Europe and over 5,000 in Portugal alone.
BNP Paribas is present in Portugal since 1985, having been one of the first foreign banks to operate in the country. Today, BNP Paribas has several entities operating directly in this territory, offering a wide range of integrated financial solutions to support its clients and their businesses.
Worldwide, the Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporate and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The role involves providing legal advice and to be integrate as the junior member of CIB Legal team, under the supervision of the Head of Legal Department. The principal components of the role are:
- Elaboration of banking contracts and related collaterals,
- Drafting of documents concerning Corporate Governance,
- Guidance and advice on daily business requests/queries,
- Revision of provisions and general terms and conditions applicable to accounts, transactions and payment instruments,
- Management of contractual documentation to set up arrangements with suppliers and providers,
- Supporting other Legal team members on specific projects,
- Advice on proposed and applicable banking laws and regulations.
The Legal team works very closely with the business as well as other teams within CIB Portugal.
Candidates must have a strong academic background, circa three years experience as a lawyer and should currently be working in private practice or in an in-house legal function in a financial institution. Commercial Corporate and Banking laws experience is essential.
Candidates will have to speak fluent English and possess excellent communication and drafting skills. Candidates must also be pragmatic, customer centricity minded and be willing and able to engage quickly and get involved in a dynamic and fast-moving environment. Ability to speak/read French is desirable although not essential.
Mandatory membership to the Portuguese Bar Association
Please note that only applications submitted in English will be considered.
In case you are selected for this role, further documentation will be requested to support your hiring process.
BNP Paribas is an equal opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers. We are actively committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Equity and diversity are at the core of our recruitment policy because we believe that they foster creativity and efficiency which in turn increase performance and productivity. We strive to reflect the society we live in, while keeping with the image of our clients.