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Senior Legal Counsel Corporate Coverage & Specialised Finance - f/m/x - (Enabler)

Job type Permanent
Schedule Full time
Job Function Legal and tax
Brand BNP Paribas Fortis
Level of experience 3 to 5 years
Apply REF: LEG200326

Specialised Financing lawyer

Want to design tomorrow's bank today?


The employees of our bank for a changing world make change their strongest asset and turn challenges into opportunities. They anticipate situations so as to offer customers innovative solutions that perfectly match their needs. BNP Paribas Fortis, the country's largest bank, gives its employees the opportunity to develop continuously in a stimulating and flexible working environment.


The Legal Department of BNP Paribas Fortis is made up of approximately 80 people. We are looking for a lawyer to support the specialised financing activities.


Specialised financing activities

The vacancy is in the Corporate Coverage & Specialised Finance team, which provides support for specialised financing activities.  This business includes activities, such as Export Finance, Project Finance, Corporate Acquisition Finance, Leveraged Finance and Loan Syndication. The geographical scope includes a major part of EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). However, you are also willing to support the other financing activities within the team.   

Your future job


You will be involved in all stages of the files, from structuring a transaction to signing credit documentation. You will follow the legal aspects during the term of the financing. A special focus will be on files relating to the SME sector in Belgium.

An important part of your work involves legal support in negotiating, developing and reviewing various documents and agreements, such as:
• confidentiality agreements
• memoranda on the structure of transactions
• mandate and commitment letters
• term sheets
• selection of and contacts with external lawyers
• credit documentation (under Belgian and foreign law – mainly English law)
• security documentation
• inter-creditor agreements
• legal opinions
• legal aspects of due diligence reports.

You have daily contact with your internal clients (business) and external consultants.
The position offers a unique mix of transactional and consultancy work, in a highly dynamic context.


Play to your strengths


The successful candidate is a qualified lawyer with:

  • a master's degree in law. additional training or specialisation in banking and financial law is a plus;

  • very good active and passive knowledge of English, either Dutch or French and a good knowledge of the other language;

  • preferably 3 to 5 years experience in financing transactions or other investment banking transactions, preferably internationally. You must be able to deal with such files independently. You must have a strong legal analytical capacity;

  • the ability to work smoothly in the team and approach the files in a pragmatic but legally correct manner;

  • common sense and relate well to the needs of your internal clients;

  • flexibility, negotiation skills and persuasiveness.


What does BNP Paribas Fortis offer you?


Our employees are the pillars of our evolution. That is why we provide you with optimal working conditions, which enable you to develop on a professional and personal level. We offer a challenging working environment where you have a real impact on our company. You may tailor your benefits package to your liking so as to meet your needs.


Diversity and inclusion are central values in a world of change. At BNP Paribas Fortis, we wish to attract and retain women and men of all ages and from all backgrounds, each with her or his own experience. In this way, we enhance our results and innovative strength. All our full-time job offers are also open to 90% or 80%.

Choose BNP Paribas Fortis and apply here.

The first selection is made based on your CV and motivational letter. We will contact you if we are convinced that you are the right candidate! Good luck!

Primary Location: BE-BRU-BrusselsJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: LEGAL AND TAXEducation Level: Master Degree or equivalent (> 4 years)Experience Level: At least 3 yearsSchedule: Full-time Competency profile: Specialist