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Legal Counsel

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About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)

Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Crédit Agricole Group, the 10th largest banking group worldwide in terms of balance sheet size (The Banker, July 2022).
8,600 employees in more than 30 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and North Africa, support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world.
Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products and services in capital market activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade.
The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.

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Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - Legal

Job title

Legal Counsel

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Job summary

Key Responsibilities:

- Advising, drafting and negotiating in respect of a wide variety of transactions carried on by local business particularly (but not limited to) with reference to debt capital markets, financing, and OTC derivatives transactions (“Relevant Transactions”);
- Practical support in respect to specific features of financing, capital markets and corporate banking transactions;
Cooperating with legal colleagues on special projects and on a variety of legal, documentation and regulatory issues relating to the Milan Branch.
Providing both oral and written legal opinions to the business and the support functions;
- Advice on legal risk and risk assessment for the business, including product/market validation;
- Advising legal departments colleagues, support functions and front office on potentially litigious matters, including liaising with external legal counsel in connection (and for purposes) therewith.
- Providing support and assistance in respect to corporate, civil and commercial matters, under the supervision of the Head of Legal or of other local legal colleagues;
- Legal, documentation and practical support in respect to the drafting, review, execution and filing of powers-of-attorney/delegation of powers with the relevant public notaries, trade register and local authorities (and with the central online repositories of the bank);
- Support the supervision carried out by Legal Milan on the local safe custody/archiving operations;
- To regularly update the Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs, including by way of formal reporting sheets;
- Working closely with the local Head of Legal, and/or with the other legal colleagues, as the case maybe, on specific transactions, projects and legal matters;
- Regularly update the Head of Legal on material legal issues relating to the above matters and projects;
- Supporting the Head of Legal and the other local legal colleagues in managing (as an entry point for the team) the reporting, administration, the operational processes and the IT applications connected with the above transactions (e.g. KPI(s), uploading od documents in the systems, managing calendars, slides and info flow for local).

Legal and Regulatory Responsibilities:

- Provide independent legal advice on the Relevant Transactions.
- Comply with all applicable legal, regulatory and internal Compliance requirements, including, but not limited to, the London Compliance manual and Compliance policies and procedures as issued from time to time; Financial Security requirements, including, but not limited to, the prevention of Financial Crime and Fraud including reporting obligations to the Money Laundering Reporting Officer.
- Maintain appropriate knowledge to ensure to be fully qualified to undertake the role. Complete all mandatory training as required to attain and maintain competence.

Position location

Geographical area

Europe, Italy



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Postgraduate degree – MA/MSc/PhD/Doctorate or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

Excellent Italian Degree in Law. Italian Bar Exam could be a plus.

Level of minimal experience

3-5 years


Experience about the management of legal/processes (e.g. closing agenda, timetables of legal activities for certain transactions/projects).

Required skills

- Team player; easy going personality
- Works well under pressure
- Wishes to broaden job experience and achieve a multi-skilled legal knowledge.
- Happy and available to support/manage non-legal stuff/activities (as identified above)

Technical skills required

• Excellent general legal knowledge;
• Drafting skills
• Some capital markets, financing and commercial law experience in a bank, asset manager or law firm with local and international operations;
• Some exposure to regulatory matters.
• IT tools knowledge.


Italian mothertongue; Fluent English; understanding French is a plus.