In-House Risk & Compliance Lawyer (M/F/X)

Job Description

Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. We work on some of the most challenging and important deals and have built a reputation for delivering exceptional legal solutions that help our clients grow, innovate and thrive. The legal industry is changing, and we're committed to leading that change, putting our people first, embracing new ways of thinking and integrating technology into our everyday work. Our business teams work hand-in-hand with our lawyers, Consultants and other specialist teams, and are ambitious, driven and leaders in their field.

With us, you will constantly be learning and growing. We invest in you by offering exceptional professional and personal development – providing training, mentoring and practical support. We offer rewarding careers that are built around your strengths and designed to ensure you can achieve your personal and professional goals, recognising that those may look different for everyone.

We have a powerful commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We’re determined to play our part in advancing a workplace where progress is made by harnessing our differences – whatever defines you, we ask you to bring your whole self to work. What truly defines a career at Allen & Overy? We recruit the best and ask for the best of you. We provide challenge, support and a place for you to belong. And together we excel, working on meaningful projects of global significance.

Department purpose 

As a law firm we have in place internal policies and procedures (e.g. in matters of client acceptance, data retention, cooperation with authorities etc.) to limit our exposure to risks and deal with regulatory issues affecting our activities. Such internal risk management policies and procedures need to be put in place or updated as and when the regulatory environment changes. 

Role purpose 

We are looking for a full-time In-house Risk & Compliance Lawyer to assist the firm’s management team with the development and implementation of such risk management policies and procedures. You will work alongside the firm’s Head of Risk. Your main responsibilities will comprise: 

  • interpreting, implementing and training on new and existing regulatory frameworks and legislation; 

  • supervising the work of two risk and compliance analysts in charge of our client file opening procedure; and 

  • giving high end advice to the firm’s management and assisting on key strategic projects.


Who we are looking for: 

  • You have at least a bachelor in law or equivalent with major in law

  • You have between two and four years’ experience in compliance or risk management ideally in Luxembourg

  • You are dynamic, proactive and have excellent communication skills 

  • You are fluent in both written and spoken French and English, German is an asset

  • You have strong technical and writing skills in French and English

  • You are both a leader and a team player

  • You have a sense of responsibility and are committed to producing quality work


What are we offering: 

  • You will work in a truly diverse environment and on cross-border projects 

  • You will benefit from first-class legal and soft skills training that will greatly contribute to your career and personal development

  • You will work in a highly collaborative and intellectually stimulating environment, and you will be part of a team that helps you learn and succeed

Fast-thinking & a self-starter? If you like taking initiative, and think and act like an entrepreneur, we are the right place for you! 

If your profile fits the above description, send us your CV and cover letter.