Senior Legal Counsel - Corporate Governance (M/F)

14 mai 2024 par
vanessa Icardi Serrami

Job Description

Founded in 1856, Banque Internationale à Luxembourg is the oldest multi-business bank in the Grand Duchy. From its foundation, the BIL has always played an active role in the development of the Luxembourg economy. It currently operates in retail, private and corporate banking, as well as on major capital markets. Employing more than 2 000 people, BIL is present in the financial hotspots that are Luxembourg, Switzerland, and China.

As a major player in Luxembourg's finance industry and as a signatory of the UN Principles of Responsible Banking, BIL is committed to handing over a responsible and sustainable bank to future generations.

Your next challenge:

Corporate Governance Office
Ensuring the supervision, organization and coordination of the various tasks and actions related to the holding of BIL management bodies' committees (board of directors, specialized board committees, executive committee, management committees) and shareholders' meetings, in an efficient and proactive manner. Preparing and communicating agendas, support documents, minutes and providing for their timely signature. Proceeding to a close follow-up of the implementation of the decisions taken. Advising on and providing for the due observance and compliance to all applicable laws and regulations, as well as the applicable BIL Group governance charters and policies, necessary for the good corporate governance of the Bank.

Assistance to the Head of Corporate Governance

Assisting the Head of Corporate Governance in all missions and participating to the management bodies' meetings.

Drafting preparatory presentations and minutes of the meetings of the management bodies, as well the workers' council.

Relations with CSSF/BCE and other supervisory authorities

Coordinating the correspondence and preparing filings for submission to the CSSF/JST and other supervisory authorities. Taking the necessary steps to introduce requests for or following-up on authorizations for the establishment of branches and freedom to provide services submitted to supervisory authorities, in collaboration with the business units and the compliance department.

Follow-up on mandates and suitability assessments

Coordinating and monitoring on a continuous basis the list of mandates of the management bodies' members. Preparing the suitability assessments of the management bodies (collective and individual).

Corporate and Regulatory Watch

Participating to the regulatory watch in close collaboration with the regulatory affairs Department and the Legal department and reporting on changes impacting the Corporate Governance Department.

Research and memo drafting on various matters of corporate law, CSSF, RCSL or CAA, as well as ECB directives.


Participating to key projects related to the corporate affairs and/or governance of the Bank, as well as wider projects in collaboration with other departments of the Bank. Proposing updates and improvements to the corporate governance charters and other BIL Group policies to ensure adherence thereto, in line with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements (i.e. CSSF Circulars, EBA guidelines).

Your skills:

  • Type of Degree : Master's degree in Law, ideally in the field of Corporate or Banking matters. Knowledge of EU/Luxembourg company law and regulatory environment for financial institutions.
  • Fluent in English. Fluency in French is an asset.
  • Good systems skills including MS Office packages
  • Work experience : At least 10 years of professional experience in a similar function and/or in the banking/fiduciary sector/law firm.
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Pro-active, result oriented, flexible and rigorous
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work both autonomously on own tasks, whilst working in a team environment
  • High sense of confidentiality and work ethic

BIL offers a broad range of challenging projects and a huge choice of career paths .We will assist you in finding the one that best meets your skills and expectations. Your personal development is our priority and we greatly encourage you to dive into different business areas for the broadest possible experience.

BIL is firmly of the opinion that diversity & inclusion contribute towards increasing the collective performance of the Bank. We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion that encourages individual development with equal opportunities for all.

NB: The selected candidate will be asked to provide an extract from the criminal record (no.3) as evidence of integrity and justified with regard to the specific needs of the position to be filled.