Senior Legal and Compliance Counsel

Introduction

European Central Counterparty N.V. (EuroCCP) is a central counterparty providing post-trade services to stock exchanges, multilateral trading facilities (MTFs), other equities trading platforms and for OTC equities trades. Headquartered in Amsterdam, EuroCCP services exchanges and trading platforms regulated under MiFID and clears securities from 18 European markets and the United States, depositary receipts as well as ETFs. EuroCCP is under supervision of the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) and the Authority for Financial Markets (AFM).

To support the Legal and Compliance Department in Amsterdam, EuroCCP is looking for a

Senior Legal and Compliance Counsel

The Legal and Compliance Department is responsible for advising the organisation on all legal matters relevant to it and for monitoring compliance with EMIR and other EU-wide legislation. It also ensures that effective processes are in place to establish, update, monitor and report on the compliance of company policies by business functions and by individual employees. The Senior Legal and Compliance Counsel reports to the Head of Legal and Compliance.

Proposition

We offer

  • A challenging job within an ambitious international organisation which operates at the heart of the European financial market infrastructure
  • The opportunity to be part of a team of highly driven professionals within a friendly and fast-paced environment
  • Excellent remuneration and training and development opportunities
Job specific competencies
Knowledge

To be able to advise the organisation on all legal matters relevant to it; formulate policies and procedures that comply with EU and Dutch regulations; advise managers on appropriate monitoring tools and evidence of compliance, in relation to the following areas:

  • Securities law and market infrastructure regulations that directly apply to central counterparties, mainly EMIR, Financial Collateral Directive and Settlement Finality Directive
  • Regulations and policy initiatives that will affect the business environment or central counterparties directly, e.g. CSD Regulation, Brexit
  • Regulations and policy initiatives that will affect platforms and clearing participants, mainly MiFiD II, MiFiR, Financial Transaction Tax, Basel III and CRD IV capital requirements
  • Contract law, property law affecting collateral management and bankruptcy law
  • Dutch company law and corporate governance code
  • Main elements of Dutch labour law, including the area of remuneration
  • Control frameworks and the “Three Lines of Defence” methodology
Skills

To avail of, or have aptitude for, as applicable:

  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Decision-making and accountability
  • Felixibility and adaptability
  • Personal organisation
  • Work quality and attention to detail
  • Solution oriented
  • Enterpreneurial and cooperative
  • Ownership
Qualifications

To be an effective advisor on legal and compliance matters to management:

  • At least 8 years of experience as a qualified lawyer in an international law firm or company in the financial sector
  • Having worked for or having advised a securities post-trade business or market infrastructure is an asset
  • Excellent contract drafting skills, experience with managing projects from a legal perspective and affinity with policies, procedures and compliance plans
  • Experienced with financial markets and regulated services
  • Experienced with interaction with regulators and public policy makers at national and EU level
  • Familiar with financial sector regulatory policies such as anti-money laundering and know-your-customer programs and sanctions screening
  • Experienced in managing outside counsel and legal costs
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Dutch. Knowledge of German, French or Spanish is an asset
Applying for the job

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your application letter and curriculum vitae in English to:

Erika Vos, Head of HR, telephone number +31 (0)20 570 33 43

For more information about EuroCCP, please visit our website: www.euroccp.com