Legal Counsel

  • Aanbod Excellent remuneration
  • Functiegroep Legal & Tax
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer 7831500
  • Locatie Utrecht
  • Contract In dienst van opdrachtgever
  • Branche Finance

Over deze vacature

As Legal Counsel in the Capital Markets & Treasury (CMT) team of Rabobank Legal you are regarded as a legal specialist in a wide range of capital markets transactions, from medium term notes to commercial paper and capital securities, and from securitisations to private placements and initial public offerings. Legal advice relates both to funding business of Rabobank and to transactions with financial institutions or corporate clients of the bank. The vacant position is a job in a position for any lawyer interested in legal documentation and financial markets, especially in respect of treasury, capital markets, private equity and portfolio management. Knowledge of contracts law and financial law is required. Any experience with equity or debt capital markets, treasury transactions, regulatory capital knowledge, securitizations, corporate law and/or mergers & acquisitions is considered an advantage.


Together with the other members of the CMT team, you provide legal advice up to management level to, amongst others, the following Rabobank business lines: Treasury, (Structured) Debt Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets, Asset Based Finance, Portfolio Management, Corporate Financial Advisory, including M&A, and Private Equity.

In this position you are involved in the review/drafting and negotiating of transaction documents such as term sheets, prospectuses, subscription agreements, receivable purchase agreements, engagement agreements, share purchase agreements and legal opinions. You assist in transaction structuring and transaction process (from pitch to closing), including coordinating with external legal counsel, and at times you are closely involved in pending/threatening litigation. In addition to working on (international) transactions, you monitor relevant regulations and legal developments and you contribute to internal know-how meetings. In your position as Legal Counsel, you aim to minimize legal and reputational risks and contribute to an outstanding commercial result of Rabobank. You work closely together with the Business but also with Risk, Compliance and Finance & Control, and you maintain various internal and external contacts in this area of expertise.


The CMT team is one of two teams within Legal Financial Markets (FM), in turn being one of four departments together constituting Rabobank Legal. The other team is the Secondary Markets Team (SMT). Legal CMT consists of 16 people: 12 in-house counsels and 4 legal assistants.


Rabobank offers a competitive salary and fringe benefits. Your salary depends on your education, knowledge and experience.


  • A university (WO) master’s law degree in Dutch law
  • At least 3-5 years' of relevant work experience, preferably as attorney (advocaat) and/or in-house legal counsel
  • Legal experience in contract, financial (regulatory), and/or corporate law
  • Proficient in the Dutch and English language, both verbally and in writing
  • A team player with an international, down to earth, pragmatic, result-driven and pro-active attitude with project management, customer focus and social skills
  • Any knowledge of capital markets, treasury transactions, market abuse, mergers & acquisitions, regulatory capital, and especially in the field of portfolio management and bank capital transactions, is considered an advantage
  • Besides the Rabobank core competencies of Customer focus and Collaboration, the following competencies are required for this position:
    - Initiative
    - Deliver results
    - Corporate social responsibility