The Joint Office of the European Savings and Retail Banking Group (ESBG) and the World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI) wishes to recruit for their office in Brussels a (m/f/d):A Legal Adviser

The World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI) represents the interests of 6,760 savings and retail banks globally, with total assets of $16 trillion and serving some 1.7 billion customers in nearly 80 countries. Founded in 1924, the institute focuses on international regulatory issues that affect the savings and retail banking industry. WSBI supports the achievement of sustainable, inclusive, balanced growth and job creation, whether in industrialised or less developed countries.

The job involves the following:

§ Monitoring, analysing and informing about the regulatory developments in the areas of consumer protection (consumer credit, distance marketing & mortgage credit), data protection (standard contractual clauses, Schrems II, GDPR…), corporate sustainability due diligence (CSDDD), shareholders rights, corporate insolvency laws, ousourcing and other topics of legal and retail banking nature;
§ Monitoring court cases and preliminary rulings of interest to WSBI-ESBG members, (mainly from the European Court of Justice);
§ Additional/Other policy areas may be assigned as needed;
§ Being in charge of the WSBI-ESBG Legal and Retail Committee: preparation of meetings, drafting of background documents, contributing to the meeting by reporting on latest developments for each topic at EU and international level, drafting a summary of the meeting and ensuring that agreed action points are executed;
§ Contributing to the work of other WSBI-ESBG Working Groups;
§ Preparing common positions gathering the views of WSBI-ESBG members, representing the interests of members in the abovementioned areas and replying to relevant consultations from EU and international authorities;
§ Liaising with EU and international authorities (e.g. European Commission, European Parliament, Council of the EU, European Banking Authority (EBA), European Data Protection Board (EDPB), the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Profile:

§ Completed university degree in law;
§ Some relevant experience in advocacy work and/or in banking/financial services;
§ Good political, strategic and technical understanding of the abovementioned topics;
§ Profound understanding of the EU law-making environment and decision-making process;
§ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural environment;
§ Ability to comply with tight deadlines and to deal with several files in parallel;
§ Perfect command in English, other EU languages are an asset.

Candidates are invited to submit a detailed CV and a cover letter to ESBG-WSBI Joint Office, online to the Hum​​an Resources department at the email : hr@wsbi-esbg.org

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