Experienced Legal Counsel at the European Stability Mechanism (“ESM”)

At the beginning of this year, the European Stability Mechanism (“ESM”) Members signed the agreement amending the ESM Treaty, which provides the legal basis for a set of new and broadened tasks for the ESM following the ratification of the revised treaty.

In this context, ESM is looking for an experienced Legal Counsel to join the Legal department to strengthen the current legal capabilities, and to assist the ESM in preparing for these new and increased responsibilities. The selected candidate will be responsible for the institutional and corporate affairs of the ESM, now and in future, thereby working closely together with the other legal counsel within the Legal department. S/he will report directly to the Head of Legal and Procurement.

This position involves leading, supporting, and participating in the implementation of the ESM reforms from a legal point of view, as well as supervising the relevant legal frameworks of both the ESM and the EFSF. It includes advising on a broad range of institutional and corporate matters (European Union, public international, and Luxembourg law). Part of the role is also to contribute to the overall deliverables of the Legal department, and to cooperate with the other Legal Counsel in the execution of their daily operations (e.g. country mission work, lending operations, banking and finance topics, and capital market transactions and their respective governance and decision-making procedures). In addition, the selected person will be expected to be available as an additional legal resource, within the limits of their professional competence, to other areas where the Legal department is engaged.

Contractual conditions: 2- to 3-year fixed term contract, with possibility of extension

Deadline for application: 28 March 2021

More information and application here



George Kazoleas, Lawyer

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