NORDEA FINANCE – Legal Counsel or Senior Legal Counsel

Job Description

Nordea Finance is looking for a Legal Counsel or Senior Legal Counsel to support Nordea Finance’s four strategic business areas Equipment Finance, Retail Finance, Receivable Finance and Car Finance. You will play a valuable role in partnering with Nordea Finance’s business and corporate functions in developing their operations and providing advise within a broad range of critical business and compliance areas.

Further, you will play an important role in product development and support all levels of the organisation, including the management, in finding the best solutions to drive business projects and decisions.

You will be physically located within the Danish Nordea Finance Team in Taastrup, and you will be working closely with the rest of Nordea Finance’s legal team and the rest of Group Legal (across the Nordics). You will also have the opportunity to sit part of the time together with Group Legal DK in Nordea’s Danish headquarter in Copenhagen.

Nordea Finance is committed to being a partner that customers and society can count on. Compliance and integrity go hand in hand. By joining Nordea Finance, you will get the opportunity to impact how Nordea Finance does business today and tomorrow. With Nordea Finance you will be in good company with plenty of opportunities to collaborate, develop, grow, and make your mark on something bigger.

Legal team

Nordea Finance Legal consists of two units covering Denmark & Norway and Finland & Sweden respectively. The DK & NO unit consists of 3 lawyers in Norway and 3 lawyers in Denmark that support all legal aspects of Nordea Finance’s substantial business activities and report to the Head of Nordea Finance Legal DK & NO, who is placed in Norway. Nordea Finance Legal forms part of Nordea’s central legal function, Group Legal, that consist of approx. 250 lawyers in 6 countries under the leadership of Nordea’s Group General Counsel.

The team in Nordea Finance Legal has a strong cross-country cooperation to ensure development and support of the individual lawyer. The team works as an integrated business partner that prioritises a deep understanding of Nordea Finance’s business to enable efficient advice of the highest legal quality and the ability to participate in complex business negotiations with short notice. 

Areas of Responsibility

As Legal Counsel or Senior Legal Counsel at Nordea Finance you will be responsible for:

  • Advising on various leasing models and structures (e.g. financial leasing, operational leasing, sub-leasing) and negotiating and drafting the associated documentation both in domestic and cross-border leasing arrangements.
  • Advising on all forms of financing of equipment and assets, as well as consignment products and factoring.
  • Structuring and managing security arrangements related to all Nordea Finance’s business areas, whether security is structured as floating charge, other forms of liens or guarantees, and handling associated documentation.  
  • Advising on regulatory requirements related to various products, e.g. legal creditworthiness assessments as required by the Danish FSA and relevant legislation.
  • Handling contractual breaches and repossession steps, including managing external counsel involved in relation to litigation.
  • Advising on broader legal aspects of Nordea Finance’s business areas, e.g. insurance issues and registration taxes, and other legal and regulatory matters.

Reporting and Title

Reporting to: Head of Nordea Finance Legal Denmark & Norway, Andreas Lien Sandberg

Title: Legal Counsel or Senior Legal Counsel

Ideal Experience

Education: Qualified lawyer (cand.jur. or cand.merc.jur.) with approx. 2–7 years of post-graduate experience within relevant legal areas including corporate and commercial law or securities law.

Credit arrangements: Knowledge of the financing industry, and practical experience with legal aspects of leasing, factoring or other credit and security arrangements, e.g. from a finance company, other financial institution, or a law firm, are an advantage.

Consumer and compliance regulations: Knowledge of specific compliance regulations relevant to financing arrangements is an advantage, e.g. the Credit Agreements Act, creditworthiness requirements and standards, and bank secrecy.

Language skills: Fluent in Danish and English (both written and spoken).

Business Acumen: Strong business acumen and solution orientation to ensure that the business makes informed risk-based decisions regarding new opportunities, markets, local initiatives and product and service offerings.

Personal Capabilities

Pro-active and committed: In possession of a strong sense of ownership and drive and with the ability of working both independently and as a team member with a true interest in and commitment to developing the finance company business further.

Problem solver: Perceptive and curious and with the ability to find constructive solutions to complex problems.

Great communicator: Excellent written and verbal communication skills combined with the ability to communicate complex issues in simple and concise terms.

Business partner: Your social skills enable you to network and build trust throughout the Nordea Finance organisation, allowing you to become a value-adding business advisor.

Nordea Finance’s value proposition to you

Nordea Finance offers you the opportunity to become part of a sustainable workplace that deeply believes in the fact that diverse backgrounds, experiences, characteristics, and traits enable better solutions and services for customers and communities. Nordea Finance is a modern business that embraces a strong work life balance and ensures that you can prioritise your private life while offering you excellent opportunities to develop your professional career.

Nordea Finance offers you a competitive compensation package with various benefits, including an attractive pensions contribution scheme.

About Nordea Finance

Nordea is the largest financial services group in the Nordic region and one of the biggest banks in Europe. Nordea wants to make a real difference – for its customers and for the communities in which Nordea operates – by sharing its broad expertise based on 200 years of experience in the banking business.

Nordea is a full-service universal bank and the third largest corporation in the Nordic region and one of the top 10 financial services companies in Europe based on market capitalisation. Nordea is present in 17 countries, including in Nordea’s four Nordic home markets which together constitute the 10th largest economy in the world.

As demand for digital services increases, Nordea is continuously working to become the preferred choice of future digital bank by improving its products and services, such as new online banking platforms, mobile payments and analytics tools, to name a few.

Nordea Finance is a leading provider of financing solutions for enterprises and offers a wide range of Equipment Finance (e.g. operating lease, finance lease, hire purchase), Retail Finance, Receivable Finance and Car Finance.

The shares of Nordea Bank Abp are traded on the Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen stock exchanges.

Learn more about Nordea Finance at https://www.nordea.com/en/our-services/nordea-finance.  

Application and Contact

If you recognise the profile we are looking for in yourself and find this opportunity attractive, please apply here and include a resume and other relevant documentation, or call Mikkel Falkenberg on tel: +45 29993065 or Camilla Krogh on tel: +45 51261264 from RESOLVA to hear more about the position.

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