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Senior Finance Associate
Associate / Lawyer
Bird & Bird's ever growing Fintech practice is hiring an
experienced associate in Brussels. Join us in our mission to
support our technology and innovation driven clients by providing
smart, creative legal advice.
The Fintech team is made up of recognised experts with years of
experience advising clients on financial services regulations. Our
firm is focused on helping organisations being changed by technology
and the digital world - this is particularly true when it comes to the
law and regulation related to financial services. Clients rely on us
for our outstanding track record at the intersection of technology and
financial services, resulting in our Fintech expertise across
innovative payment services, investment services, blockchain
technology, open data and APIs, robo-advice, and new lending platforms.
Major international and domestic banks (both retail and investment),
payment institutions and e-money institutions, funds, asset managers,
insurers turn to us for advice. The team serves all types of financial
services organisations, IT suppliers and others. We work closely with
a client's in-house legal and compliance personnel, providing a wide
range of assistance on their regulatory requirements and matters of
financial services law.
A number of the world's largest companies in the payments value chain
turn to us for advice on payments regulation, such as PSD2 and the
'level 2' documents under PSD2, the EU Interchange Fee Regulation, the
EU Cross-Border Regulation, the EU SEPA Regulation and other
regulations relevant to our financial services clients such as AML
regulations, outsourcing regulations and other financial services regulations.
We are a truly international team, working with colleagues
internationally on a daily basis .
The team also works with the Public Affairs practice, advising
clients on draft legislation and assisting them to influence the draft
text in a way that supports our client's objectives.
What you'll do
You will have a significant amount of responsibility and client contact.
You'll provide leading, top-tier advice in cutting-edge financial
services regulatory matters across a broad range of financial services
regulated activities, including primarily payment services, e-money,
consumer credit, outsourcing, start-up banking, P2P lending, etc.
We are interested in meeting with candidates who have at least 6-7
years' experience advising on financial services regulations,
particularly payments regulations.
You deliver high-quality work to clients.
Your drafting and analytical skills are second-to-none, as is your
ability to manage aspects of complex matters/transactions and clients.
You are able to get to grips with the latest technologies that our
clients are building.
You stay up-to-date with the legal developments in the area of FS
regulations, and in particular payments regulations (although we
will obviously help with that).
You're fluent in English, in addition to Dutch and French.
You are able to work with colleagues around the globe.
You have a law degree that's backed up by strong academic results.
What we'll do for you
Involve you in challenging work with clients developing the latest technologies;
Give you a significant amount of responsibility and client contact;
Allow you to be in constant interaction with members of the global
Bird & Bird Fintech team internationally;
Help you develop your legal, business and interpersonal skills
through training and feedback from top-notch practitioners;
Help you build your long-term career within the firm;
Actively involve you in marketing and business development
initiatives in a truly international firm;
Maintain a friendly, inclusive working environment;
Support an agile working environment where you can balance your
time working in the office and at home;
Organise fun social activities and events, in Brussels and beyond.
Take the next step
You think you are the right fit for the role? Apply here or send your
CV and motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Without these documents we cannot properly evaluate your application.
If you have any questions or would like more information ahead of
potentially applying, you can contact Scott McInnes, either by email
or by phone (+32 2 282 60 59), for a confidential discussion.