veröffentlicht am 26.04.2019

European Investment Bank

The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking to recruit for its Legal Directorate (JU) – Legal Department, Operations 1 (OPS 1) – Central Europe Division (CE), Austria, Germany Unit (ATDE), at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a:

Banking and Finance Lawyer – qualified in German Law

This is a full time position at grade 5/6
The term of this contract will be 4 years
Panel interviews are anticipated for mid June 2019

The EIB offers fixed-term contracts of up to a maximum of 6 years, according to business needs, with a possibility to convert to a permanent contract, subject to organisational requirements and individual performance.

The Central Europe Division of the Legal Department of EIB consists of 15 team members. It supports the Bank with legal advice on the subjects of all types of its lending operations in the following countries:

  • German / Austria
  • Central Europe: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary

Operating Network
You will report to the Head of Unit/Head of Division and closely cooperate with the other team members as well as managers and colleagues across the Legal Department. You will be in contact with other services involved in lending operations across the Bank.

Provide legal advice on lending operations in particular related to the Bank’s projects in Germany and Austria. The position involves a certain amount of travel for negotiations and signatures of legal documentation. You will:

  • Draft and independently negotiate legal documentation in German and English (including loan agreements, guarantees and other related finance documents) for lending operations such as bilateral loans with banking sector counterparts, corporates and public sector entities;
  • Deliver legal advice to the EIB, with assistance from external legal counsels chosen for that purpose by the EIB, in relation to structured finance (such as asset-backed securitisations), project finance and PPP transactions;
  • Offer legal advice on all matters related to EIB’s lending operations, both prior and after financial close (including structuring of transactions, participation in negotiations and restructurings);
  • Cooperate with external counsels and supervise their work, when necessary;
  • Undertake research and conduct legal studies on matters of law arising in connection with the Bank's operations and in the context of developing new products;
  • Build and maintain cooperative relationships within the Bank and represent EIB externally.


  • University degree in law, professional legal training and German bar exam is required. Austrian bar exam and knowledge in German law may also be considered;
  • Minimum of 5 years post qualification (bar exam) relevant experience in lending operations, acquired with a law firm of international repute or the in-house legal department of a financial institution;
  • Experience in structured finance, project finance or PPP transactions is considered a distinct advantage;
  • Significant experience in drafting and negotiating finance documents in German and English;
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and German is required. Good command of French* is an advantage.


  • Achievement Drive: continually keeps an eye on performance, focusing on improving it, showing drive and determination to meet short and long-term goals.
  • Change Orientation: Adapts to differences and changes in the environment; takes a flexible approach to reach outcomes.
  • Collaboration: Works cooperatively as part of a team; works collaboratively with peers across organisational boundaries based on a genuine interest in and an accurate understanding of others and their individual perspectives and concerns.
  • Organisational Commitment: Is willing to commit to an organisation whose mission is to support Europe and is open to diversity, and to align her/his own behaviour with the organisation’s needs and intrinsic values, acting with integrity in ways that promote the organisation’s mission, policies and rules.

(*) There may be certain flexibility on this requirement, but limited to particularly suitable candidates who may not yet be proficient in French. If selected, such candidates will be hired on the condition that they build up rapidly knowledge of French and accept that their future career in the EIB may be subject to the attainment of sufficient proficiency in both of the Bank's working languages

We are an equal opportunity employer, who believes that diversity is good for our people and our business. As such, we promote the inclusion of suitably qualified and experienced staff without regard to their gender, age, racial or ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation/identity, or disability (*).

The level of functions in the job vacancy is only indicative and will be adjusted accordingly taking into account, among other things, the business need, as well as the selected candidate’s experience and expertise

Deadline for applications: 23.05.2019

To apply, please visit the EIB website:
Job Opening: 105683

(*). We particularly welcome applications from women and persons with disabilities.

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