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Medior Legal Counsel

Medior Legal Counsel – Legal Investment Support (full-time)

The Department

Robeco's Global Legal Affairs department is responsible for handling all legal aspects of Robeco's global business and comprises of around 17 staff. The main part of the Global Legal Affairs department is located in the Headquarters in Rotterdam and 5 lawyers are located in Hong Kong and Zurich. The Global Legal Affairs department supports the Investments and Sales activities and in addition takes care of an array of corporate matters.

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The Function

We are looking for a (medior) legal counsel supporting the derivatives and trading business in the Investments domain. These activities are supported by the distinct and focussed Legal Investment Support team (4 inhouse lawyers) within Robeco's Global Legal Affairs. The Legal Investment Support team is responsible for providing legal support for Robeco's investment related activities (amongst others, trading and derivatives, overlay management, private debt, active ownership/sustainable investing and private equity) all within the context of a pure play asset management company and with a strong focus on supporting the business of Robeco's clients. Due to the departure of a team member we are looking for a new colleague who will strengthen the team and advise and support the derivatives and inter-professional trading business. He/she has a demonstrable affinity and/or experience with securities law, financial supervision law, (collective) asset management and financial instruments. Knowledge and experience in the field of trading and derivatives (ISDA, GMRA, GMSLA, Central Clearing documentation) is a definite advantage. You will report to the team head. Your range of tasks has a clear focus but is also varied in nature. You maintain internal and external contacts (also internationally) with the departments within the organization and also with external (legal) advisors. 

Robeco is a pure play asset management company and manages over EUR 160 bln in assets. This function is based in Robeco's beautiful new state-of-the-art headquarters opposite Rotterdam Central station with excellent IT facilities.

This is a truly hands-on function in a highly competitive, international and result-oriented organization.

Requirements

You have good knowledge of and experience with the investment management industry and its regulation, notably with respect to financial instruments and trading, within a Dutch and international context.

You are a solution-oriented team player but also able to work independently to deliver the desired results. You are client-oriented, flexible and hardwo excellent communication skills in English, both in writing and orally.

Qualifications:

  • university law degree, in the Netherlands or elsewhere in the EU
  • at least 2-3 years' work experience, preferably at a financial institution or large law firm 
  • knowledge of EU financial law (a.o. UCITS, AIFMD, MiFID 2, EMIR);
  • knowledge and experience of trading and clearing documentation (a.o. ISDA) is a definite advantage
  • an international mindset and good drafting skills
  • a constructive and open personality, and excellent communication skills with colleagues and customers alike

We offer

A unique and dynamic working environment in the top of the industry. Our business is well positioned for growth supported by a focused strategy. The team is energetic and motivated. The remuneration is attractive and at market level.

Application

More information about this position? Please contact Inèz den Nijs, partner at HDDN Legal Search, by phone: 06 26 40 62 41 or email: idennijs@hddn.nl.

An assessment and integrity test forms part of the selection procedure.

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