Italian-qualified Banking / Finance Lawyer

European Investment Bank(eib), Headquarters in Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Skill Required:, Finance and AccountsResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
13th March, 2015

Job Description


  • The South East Europe Division (SEE) deals with the legal documentation and legal issues for projects in the following countries: Italy, Malta, Slovenia, Croatia, Balkans, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus and Turkey.  The successful candidate will assist the Head of Division and Head of Department, together with other legal counsels, in providing legal support to the operational directorates.

Operating Network

  • The lawyer will act under the authority of the Head of Division, in cooperation with the other lawyers of the SEE Division and will collaborate with all other Divisions in the Legal Department - Operations, depending on the project.


The lawyer will carry out work related to all of the Division's responsibilities and work independently on financing operations in particular, with relation to projects in Italy. The post may involve a certain amount of travel for negotiations and signatures of legal documentation. S/he will:

  • Draft and negotiate legal documentation for financing operations and guarantees for:
  • projects in the aforementioned countries, notably bilateral loans with banking sector and/or corporates and/or public sector counterparties
  • structured finance (including securitisations), project finance and PPP transactions, with or without the assistance of external legal counsel

This involves: drafting of documents, legal advisory support, execution of contracts, completion of all related legal formalities and legal monitoring (including loan restructuring and other post-signature tasks)

  • Manage contacts and negotiations with the Bank’s clients and their legal counsels
  • Liaise with external counsels and supervise their work, whenever necessary
  • Complete the administrative formalities vis-à-vis clients (public institutions and private enterprises)
  • Undertake research and conduct legal studies on issues of law arising in connection with the Bank's operations and in the context of developing new financial instruments
  • Develop and maintain relationships within the Bank and represent EIB externally where necessary


  • University degree in law; professional legal qualification in Italy with a minimum of 4 years of relevant post-qualification experience. Qualification as an English solicitor or under New York law (or another US jurisdiction) would be an advantage
  • Significant professional experience in the field of banking and project financing acquired with a law firm of international reputation or the in-house legal department of a financial institution
  • Significant experience in the drafting and negotiation of finance documentation in Italian and in  English
  • Solid experience of general banking, structured finance, project finance and/or PPP transactions
  • Excellent knowledge of English and/or French (*), with a good knowledge of the other. (Knowledge of other EU languages would be an advantage). Very good knowledge of Italian is a distinct advantage
  • Post-graduate legal studies (LLM or equivalent) in a university of international reputation would also be an advantage

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