Senior Legal Advisor

jeudi 12 octobre 2017
Date limite
dimanche 12 novembre 2017
Lorraine le Pomellec
Niveau d'expérience
5 à 10 ans d'expérience
Type de contrat
Temps de travail
Temps plein

Senior legal advisor role with broad responsabilities (regulatory, wealth planning and financial & corporate law)

Client Details

Mercier Vanderlinden is an independent investment company based in Antwerp

Mercier Vanderlinden commits to invest their personal assets along with those of their clients

This strategy offers the best guarantee of stability and long term relationship with their clients, keeping a low balance of risk

In a context of growth, Mercier Vanderlinden would like to strengthen their legal team


As a member of the Legal team, you will report to the Head of Legal and your key responsibilities will include:


  • Participate to the legal and regulatory watch by writing memos about new European or local regulations applicable to the activity of the investment company
  • Legal knowledge of financial services regulations (MiFID - MiFIR)
  • Legal support to data privacy questions / projects (GDPR)

Wealth Planning

  • You help the private bankers in the follow-up of clients and prospects
  • You provide answers and solutions to legal, tax and financial issues for clients
  • You contribute to the overall development of the department by creating a strong professional network both inside and outside the investment company to highlight the importance and quality of the department

Corporate & Financial Law

  • Reviewing legal aspects of the investment services offered to the clients of the investment company, including the contractual framework
  • Monitoring evolution of and complying with regulatory requirements related to corporate form and corporate law
  • Validation of the firm's products and services offered, in close collaboration with the other teams in the investment company
  • Drafting and negotiating on agreements with external service providers
  • Follow-up on Belgian legal actualities
  • Legal support to corporate form modifications
  • Maintaining contacts with external lawyer firms as partners in the legal framework of the firm's activities
  • Managing the legal operational risks of the investment company
  • Drafting the legal documentation for the Group
  • Managing litigations


The Successful Applicant

  • Belgian Master degree in Law, ideally with specialization in Banking and Financial law
  • Between 8-10 years proven professional experience enabling you to independently fill in the legal position
  • Professional background in a financial institution or law firm
  • Deep knowledge on Banking and Financial Law (funds, investment services, MiFID, PRIIPS, ...)
  • Rigorous, well organized and good administrative skills
  • Must be able to work independently, collaboratively, multi task and make sound business and legal decisions under tight deadlines
  • Team player with excellent communication skills
  • Excellent editorial and negotiations skills
  • Fluent in Dutch and French, good knowledge of English

Job Offer

The company offers a long term contract in a human-sized organization with a competitive package with many extralegal advantages