Legal Counsel Contracting (ABN AMRO Clearing Bank)

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Posting Date: 15-Oct-2021

Location: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, NL

Company: ABN AMRO International Services B.V.

At a glance

Are you the legal professional capable of keeping financial markets safe? While elegantly wrapping up a firm stance into excellent client service? We can’t wait to meet you.

ABN AMRO Clearing Bank (AACB) is a top three player in clearing globally. We are ambitious and customer oriented, striving to provide the best integrated service package for our professional clients. We aspire to be a reliable and long-term partner for our clients, compliant to all regulations and with a sound risk framework. In the role of Legal Counsel Contracting you’ll be making an actual difference in the pursuit of these goals.

Your job

The Contracting Unit is a specialised team responsible for any and all agreements entered into between AACB and its clients. This concerns our master clearing contracts, as well as a.o. credit agreements, security documents, service agreements and guarantees. Your main task is to negotiate these agreements with our (prospective) clients and/or their lawyers. In doing so you will utilise your outstanding legal expertise and drafting skills while granted the opportunity to learn about clearing, trading and financial markets on an ongoing basis. Your pragmatic approach is furthermore very much valued when advising internally on the contents of legal documentation, as well as with a view to the contracting processes.

In addition to handling clients’ and internal queries, the Contracting Unit oversees and advises on the  contracting lifecycle, continuously working with other teams to improve and automate. Together with the IT teams we will be designing a fully automated contracting process. In short, the Contracting Unit is the first point of contact within AACB for any all matters relating to client agreements. In this role you are strongly encouraged to share your knowledge and present yourself as a sparring partner for the various departments within AACB.

Your working environment

You will be located at the AACB headquarters in Amsterdam as part of a small team within AACB’s Corporate Office. Moving with the times, we are happy to find a balance between working from the office and working from home. Since you will be working together with colleagues and clients from around the globe, English is the primary language.

Your profile & skills

We are looking for a legal professional with thorough knowledge of the law, while also interested in financial markets. Our ideal candidate combines strong communicative and analytical skills with a pragmatic attitude. In short:

  • Master’s degree in Dutch private law 
  • Preferably specialised in financial law and regulation, securities law and/or contract law
  • 2-5 years relevant working experience in an international environment
  • Fluent in Dutch and English
  • Excellent communicative skills, verbally as well as in writing
  • Precise and structured, eye for detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills


What do see when you envision your next step? Tell us your story. We’re looking forward to hear it! For more information about this position please contact Maryse Wulf by e-mail: maryse.wulf@abnamroclearing.com.