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Legal Counsel

Amsterdam, North Holland
GarantiBBVA International (GBI)
GBI is a mid-sized Dutch bank established in Amsterdam, the Netherlands since 1990 and serves to retail, corporate and institutional clientele. We offer financial solutions to our customers and counterparties in the areas of trade and commodity finance, corporate banking and private banking. GBI also provides targeted retail banking services in the Netherlands and Germany. GBI is part of the BBVA Group and operates in compliance with the Dutch and European Union laws and regulations, and is under the supervision of European Central Bank (ECB)De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) and De Autoriteit Financiële Markten (AFM).

Job Description

Objective of the Role
GBI's legal department forms an integral part of the bank's operations and works closely together with all departments of the bank. The legal department is closely involved in the commercial and regulatory side of the bank.
GBI is now seeking a motivated and skilled Legal Counsel to join its Legal team in Amsterdam. The legal counsel will report to the Head of Legal. The role covers a range of functions and specific tasks, however typical activities include:
Duties and Responsibilities
  • advising the bank's front office, special accounts unit and credit risk department on (international) bilateral and syndicated loan & security documentation for trade finance and corporate banking transactions;
  • drafting and advising on loan & (local law) security documentation and coordinating the closing of transactions and legal topics with external parties and law firms;
  • advising the bank on commercial/IT contracts/outsourcing structures;
  • advising the bank on regulatory laws and legislation in general.
  • excellent organizational skills, able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks;
  • strong written, verbal and communication skills in English and preferably in Dutch;
  • strong research skills;
  • solution-minded and able to cope with stress;
  • motivating personality and being a team player;
  • attention to details;
  • capable of working independently;
  • multi-cultural and having a diverse outlook.
Education and Experience:
  • Qualified in preferably Dutch or UK law;
  • (preferably ) at least 8 years of experience as a finance lawyer (as in-house counsel with a bank and/or an international law firm);
Please apply via the link or send us your motivation letter and CV in English to Ozlenen Unal (ounal@garantibank.eu) and Floor van Dijk (fvandijk@garantibank.eu).

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