(Associate) Institutional Lawyer - Specialised in European Union Law: Vacancy in European Investment Bank (EIB)
The European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Union's bank, is seeking to recruit for its Legal Directorate (JU) – Legal Department, Corporate (CORP) – Institutional, Corporate and Litigation Division (ICL) at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a (Associate) Institutional Lawyer - Specialised in European Union Law. This is a full time position at grade 4/5.
Panel interviews are anticipated for 2nd half of November
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.
As an (Associate) Institutional Lawyer, internally referred to as (Associate) Officer Legal Services, you will contribute to the work of the ICL division by advising on legal questions in the areas of Institutional and European Union law, drafting relevant legal instruments and/or other documents and providing advice in order to protect the Bank's legal interests.
You will act under the authority of the Head of Division and will collaborate with the other lawyers and agents in the Division in accordance with the priorities established by the Head of Division.
You will undertake tasks that fall within the Division's remit, and in particular tasks relating to:
- legal aspects of general institutional and European Union (EU) issues;
- legal questions arising from the organisation and operation of the Bank as a body of the EU, including aspects relating to the Bank’s governance;
- institutional issues relating to the European Investment Fund (EIF);
- the Bank’s Transparency Policy
- the Bank’s Complaints Mechanism and matters relating to maladministration
- the Bank’s environmental and social policies;
- the Bank’s Anti-Fraud policy;
- civil service law and the legal provisions applicable to the Bank’s staff; and
- litigation relating to the afore-mentioned issues.
Under the supervision of the Head of Division [and guidance by the Senior Lawyers of the Division], you may:
- Provide legal advice and solutions, in the form of notes and opinions, in relation to the tasks outlined above;
- Undertake research and conduct studies on legal issues across the areas for which the Division is responsible;
- Represent the Bank's Legal Service in internal and external working groups (meetings, panels and task forces) to deal with specific issues;
- Represent the Bank as an agent in litigation before the Court of Justice and the General Court;
- Maintain contact with the ICL division's counterparts, both within and outside the Bank (may involve travel); and
- Participate in any other activities relevant to the ICL division’s activities.
- University degree in Law and/or an equivalent professional legal qualification, complemented by a post-graduate specialisation in EU Law and/or policy or in a field related to the division’s areas of activity
- At least 3 years post qualification (admission to Bar) professional experience in European Union institutions or bodies and/or with a law firm of international repute
- Thorough knowledge of institutional and substantive EU law and litigation
- Sound knowledge of the EIB’s institutional and governance framework
- Knowledge of EU and EIB policies
- Excellent knowledge of standard computer tools and legal research databases relating to EU law and case law
- Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and French*. Knowledge of further languages of the European Union would be an asset
Find out more about EIB core competencies here
Deadline for applications: 25th October 2021
(*) 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