Legal Counsel

ABN AMRO

Vacature informatie

Organisatie: ABN AMRO

Locatie: Amsterdam

Opleidingsniveau: HBO/WO

Arbeidsvoorwaarden: Marktconform

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At a glance

The UK Legal Department provides legal support to businesses, support functions and senior management within ABN AMRO UK Group and, in doing so, supports the effective management and control of legal risks taking into account the objectives of the UK Group, relevant commercial issues and in proportion to the risks and value of the UK Group.

Your job

The role is responsible for advising the UK Lease businesson a wide range of transactional, operational and regulatory issues. In addition to advising on existing and new products, senior legal counsel will assist the Country Head Legal UK to identify, monitor and mitigate legal risks.To provide legal advice to actively support the UK Lease business in realising their plans, whilst contributing to the management of legal and reputational risk.Guidance and specialised legal adviceAnticipates future developments influencing the position of the business and the financial industry. Analyses legal risks and commercial interests in a broad context and proposes creative solutions/approaches to meet the business needs and opportunities. Steers solutions for the business by analysing the context, facts and information given. Gives verbal or written practical, independent, solution-driven, innovative legal advice in transactions and projects and assists with the implementation when agreed that will help the client to make a commercial decision. Handles incidents, claims and litigation.Network and lobbyActively develops and expands an extensive (international) network of contacts in and outside the bank to influence decisions and build up trusted relationships. Participates on behalf of the bank in lobbying and consultations related to new laws and regulations and in professional dialogue with internal and external stakeholders.Training and knowledgeGives internal presentations/training to businesses and support functions on specific legal topics to increase legal risk awareness and knowledge. Internally and externally acts as key point of contact for their field of expertise.Project/File/Transaction Management
Deals with complex legal issues in a broad context (legal complexity in combination with: large files/projects/transactions, with high profile, considerable strategic impact, risk and reputation exposure, secrecy and sensitivity, time constraints, number of internal and external stakeholders/parties involved, including matters with a cross-border dimension.Management of external lawyers
Engages external lawyers/law firms for incidents, claims, litigation and specific legal questions. Manages the strategy, arguments and confers closely about content.Policies, guidelines and standards
Prevents legal risk for the bank/business by drafting policies, guidelines and standards. Translates laws and regulations to business requirements, policies and procedures.

Guidance and specialised legal adviceNetwork and lobbyTraining and knowledgeProject/File/Transaction Management
Management of external lawyers
Policies, guidelines and standards

Your working environment

ABN AMRO is a Dutch Bank offering a full range of services to retail, private, commercial and merchant banking clients. We are also active internationally in a number of specialist activities, such as Corporate and Commercial Banking, Lease, Commercial Finance and Clearing.
The culture we aim for within the Bank is one in which we strive to strengthen our clients’ position. Our success is based on the client’s success. We want clients to perceive us as trusted, professional and ambitious - our core values.
At ABN AMRO UK we follow the Bank’s global strategy. We always aim to put our customers first and to create sustainable, long-term value for all our stakeholders – customers, shareholders, employees and society at large; it is our people that we rely on to help us achieve this ambition.
We concentrate on our strategic priorities:

ABN AMRO is a Dutch Bank offering a full range of services to retail, private, commercial and merchant banking clients. We are also active internationally in a number of specialist activities, such as Corporate and Commercial Banking, Lease, Commercial Finance and Clearing.


We concentrate on our strategic priorities:
  • Client focus
  • Invest in our future
  • Maintain a moderate risk profile
  • Selectively grow our businesses
  • Improve profitability
  • Client focus
  • Invest in our future
  • Maintain a moderate risk profile
  • Selectively grow our businesses
  • Improve profitability

  • ABN AMRO UK is part of the Corporate Banking business line and operates the following businesses in the UK:

    ABN AMRO UK
    • Corporate and Institutional Banking – which includes Corporate Banking, Capital Market Solutions - Sales & Trading, Clearing and Financial Institutions
    • Commercial Banking which includes Commercial Finance and Leasing
  • Corporate and Institutional Banking – which includes Corporate Banking, Capital Market Solutions - Sales & Trading, Clearing and Financial Institutions
  • Commercial Banking which includes Commercial Finance and Leasing

  • Our business lines are supported by a number of functions such as Risk, Compliance, Legal, IT, Finance (Including Tax), Business Management and Human Resources. We currently employ approx. 400 individuals in the UK.

    Your profile

    • Common law qualified lawyer
    • Admitted to practise in England and Wales
    • Good knowledge of asset finance/leasing including finance leases, operating leases, hire purchase and secured loans.
    • Experience gained at a major national or internationally recognised law firm.
    • Strong research, writing and drafting skills. Ability to prepare clear, concise and complete documents, reports, correspondence and other communications on legal issues.
    • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
    • Proven experience in balancing legal risks with commercial needs.
    • Ability to manage competing priorities effectively.
    • Ability to analyse the impact of the law on new products and services.
    • Proactive and solutions driven team player who is at ease liaising with internal stakeholders of varying seniority.
    • Excellent negotiation skills and the ability to drive results in a collaborative environment.
    • Attention to detail and excellent legal research and analysis skills, with demonstrable ability to apply these skills to produce pragmatic solutions.
    • Knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to the financial industry.
    • Knowledge of ABN AMRO, its markets, clients and processes, and the financial industry.
    • In-house legal experience with a financial institution
  • Common law qualified lawyer
  • Admitted to practise in England and Wales
  • Good knowledge of asset finance/leasing including finance leases, operating leases, hire purchase and secured loans.
  • Experience gained at a major national or internationally recognised law firm.
  • Strong research, writing and drafting skills. Ability to prepare clear, concise and complete documents, reports, correspondence and other communications on legal issues.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Proven experience in balancing legal risks with commercial needs.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities effectively.
  • Ability to analyse the impact of the law on new products and services.
  • Proactive and solutions driven team player who is at ease liaising with internal stakeholders of varying seniority.
  • Excellent negotiation skills and the ability to drive results in a collaborative environment.
  • Attention to detail and excellent legal research and analysis skills, with demonstrable ability to apply these skills to produce pragmatic solutions.
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to the financial industry.
  • Knowledge of ABN AMRO, its markets, clients and processes, and the financial industry.
  • In-house legal experience with a financial institution
  • What we offer

    ABN AMRO UK is committed to having a diverse workforce and we actively promote flexible working. We will consider candidates on a full time or part time basis and will consider requests for flexible working arrangements for this role.Opportunity to work in a dynamic environment where we encourage you to grow and develop as a person and as an employee.

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    For more information please contact Niki Champion, Senior Resourcing Partner, UKrecruitment@uk.abnamro.com , +44 203 192 9342.

    For more information please contact Niki Champion, Senior Resourcing Partner, For more information please contact Niki Champion, Senior Resourcing Partner, UKrecruitment@uk.abnamro.com UKrecruitment@uk.abnamro.com UKrecruitment@uk.abnamro.com , +44 203 192 9342. , +44 203 192 9342.

    Vacature informatie

    Organisatie: ABN AMRO

    Locatie: Amsterdam

    Opleidingsniveau: HBO/WO

    Arbeidsvoorwaarden: Marktconform

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