In-house Lawyer

  • Date posted: 24 Oct
  • Ref. Code: IH-L-JJ-10-18

Description / Requirements

A Financial Institution is seeking to employ an experienced in-house lawyer to work with and assist the Head of the Legal Department, external attorneys and the staff on a wide range of operational, compliance and customer matters.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Drafting/reviewing and/or negotiating contracts, agreements and other documents with third parties related to the Bank’s business, operational and administrative activities (e.g. NDAs, LOIs, SPAs, etc.).
  • Producing and/or updating standardized legal documents and FI’s terms and conditions, in compliance with the domestic and international legal and regulatory framework/ requirements and relevant best practices.
  • Advising on corporate legal matters, in compliance with the Societes Anonymes law and the Corporate Governance principles.
  • Provision of legal advice and evaluation of possible repercussions in connection with the development of new products and the rendering of new services.
  • Provision of directions and guidance to the management and the staff to ensure their awareness and adherence to the applicable domestic and EU laws, rules and regulations.
  • Assisting the staff in operational issues.
  • Opining on complaints handling, legal investigations, company law issues, banking regulations (Greek and EU) etc. 
  • Continuous assessment of legal risks, in the different banking/transactional/services/ products areas and making recommendations for improvements to policies and procedures
  • Reviewing and opining on the legalization documents of the legal entities – customers of the Bank (Greek companies, EU companies, offshore companies).

Candidate profile

Job Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience as a lawyer (in a law firm or as in-house lawyer) in a corporate environment
  • Bachelor's degree in Law, preferably from a Greek University
  • Preferably also holder of a Master’s Degree in Law
  • Excellent knowledge of English language and legal terminology (written and verbal)
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Advanced ability to review legal research, analyze and summarize findings as necessary 
  • Proficient with MS Office 
  • In depth knowledge of and working experience in the Company law, Banking Law and the new GDPR regulations
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Exceptional verbal, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills


Desired Qualities

  • Must exercise the highest degree of confidentiality and integrity
  • Must be detail-oriented, possess a high degree of accuracy and work well under pressure
  • Make effective decisions by evaluating information and data and considering priorities
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Have a friendly and professional personality