Legal Counsel

InsingerGilissen, Amsterdam, NLD, 1017 BV
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Purpose of the Job

Quintet Private Bank is a leading private bank in the wealth management sector; we are committed to our clients and their families, and pride ourselves on our personalised service based on a deep understanding of what clients want to achieve. Compared to others, we are small (<2,000 employees across 50 European and UK locations) with an ambition to stay true to our purpose to be the most trusted fiduciary of family wealth. We are looking to hire a junior / mid-level general banking lawyer from an in-house financial services team or from a top tier law firm with previous experience of topics relevant to the private banking and FIM business. This is an excellent opportunity to join the small InsingerGilissen local legal team, within the Group Legal Function. The role supports the local Dutch management team with Dutch legal advice on general private banking and fund topics and is part of the Group Legal Function. The lawyer will work within the Group Legal Function, closely collaborating with legal team colleagues across Europe and the UK to provide a combined view of legal advice and support on projects. There will also be the opportunity to work on Group projects across the Group. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide good quality legal advice on a broad range of topics to enable Quintet to identify, manage and report legal risk.
  • Proactively engage with stakeholders to demonstrate value add of having a lawyer involved early with key matters concerning client management.
  • Manage own workload of general banking / FIM / wealth management work
  • Pro-actively engage with the business / stakeholders
  • Work within the Group Legal Team collaborating with colleagues across Europe and the UK on common topics, adopting common approach and adopting best practice

Knowledge and Experience

  • 2 to 5 years of experience as Dutch qualified lawyer with in-house financial services experience in the Netherlands (preferably with financial/credit regulation experience in the area of a private client business) or from a top tier law firm in the Netherlands with expertise in private banking matters
  • Knowledge of Dutch banking laws and regulations (including laws relating to deposit taking, investment services and consumer lending)
  • Knowledge and experience of advising on DNB / AFM regulatory framework
  • Excellent technical drafting skills

Attributes and Qualities

  • Positive, proactive and growth mindset
  • Attention to detail
  • Transparent and proactive approach with stakeholders
  • Capable of taking on a broad scope of responsibilities and of delivering results within required deadlines
  • Familiar with working independently on own initiative to manage workload and as part of a small Dutch Legal team in the Netherlands with colleagues across Europe and the UK
  • Capable of dealing with a variety of topics simultaneously and of prioritizing matters
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, and comfortable presenting solutions to stakeholders, which are easily understood

Technical Skills

Qualified lawyer

Languages Skills

Fluent in Dutch and English

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