The Western Europe B Division (WE-B) deals with : the legal documentation and legal issues for (i) lending operations in the United Kingdom and Ireland, (ii) debt restructuring in and outside the European Union and (iii) fund investments in and outside the European Union.
You will assist the Head of Division and Head of Department, together with other legal advisers, in providing legal support to the operational directorates, carrying out work related to all tasks within the remit of the division.
You will act under the authority of the Head of Division, in cooperation with the other lawyers of the WE B Division and in accordance with the priorities established by the Head of Division (in coordination with the Head of Department).
The post may involve a certain amount of travel for negotiations and signatures of legal documentation and contracts.
You will carry out work related to all of the division's responsibilities and work independently on lending and financing operations.
You will draw up, as necessary, reports on completed transactions and prepare your own proposals when consulted on fundamental or unusual issues. You will :
Draft and negotiate legal documentation for lending and financing operations.
This includes advising on structuring, drafting of documents, legal advisory support, conclusion of contracts, completion of all related legal formalities, and legal monitoring (including post-
signature events, including restructurings).
This position would have a very strong emphasis on restructurings in Spain, Italy or Germany, and would include advising on insolvency-
related matters and extensive liaison with external counsels.
Manage contracts and negotiations
Prepare terms of reference for external counsel and other consultants, liaise and supervise their work, whenever necessary
Complete administrative formalities vis-à-vis clients
Undertake research and conduct legal studies on issues of law arising in connection with the Bank's operations and in the context of the activity of the Division
Develop and maintain relationships within the Bank and represent EIB externally.
University degree in law, preferably at Master level, and qualification in either Spanish, Italian or German law
Qualification or professional experience in Common Law will be an advantage
Significant experience in the drafting and negotiation of finance documentation in either Spanish, Italian or German and English.
Solid experience of bank lending and finance, project finance or PPP transactions and / or experience in insolvency law would be an advantage
Minimum 3 years of post-qualification professional experience relevant for the job, in the field of bank lending and / or project finance, acquired with a law firm of international repute or the in-
house legal department of a financial institution
Very good knowledge of standard computer tools
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken Spanish or Italian or German and a good command of English and French (*)
Achievement Drive : continually keeps an eye on performance, focusing on improving it, showing drive and determination to meet short and long-term goals.
Change Orientation : Adapts to differences and changes in the environment; takes a flexible approach to reach outcomes.
Collaboration : Works cooperatively as part of a team; works collaboratively with peers across organisational boundaries based on a genuine interest in and an accurate understanding of others and their individual perspectives and concerns.
Organisational Commitment : Is willing to commit to an organisation whose mission is to support Europe and is open to diversity, and to align her / his own behaviour with the organisation’s needs and intrinsic values, acting with integrity in ways that promote the organisation’s mission, policies and rules.